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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin. Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99
"Is there anyone on earth who is so narrow-minded or uninquisitive that he could fail to want to know how and thanks to what kind of political system almost the entire known world was conquered and brought under a single empire in less than fifty-three years?" --Polybius, Histories The 53-year period Polybius had in mind stretched from the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 26.99
The Roman empress Faustina the Elder (c. 97-140) and her daughter Faustina II (c. 130-175) have been subject to criticism from the earliest records, described in turn as fickle, unfaithful, and treasonous. Yet their husbands, the emperors Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, have reputations as golden as that of the whole Antonine age and seem, by and... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.24
Nero wäre gewiß ein ordentlicher Schauspieler geworden, aber das Schicksal wollte, daß er Kaiser wurde. Seine Versuche, beide Karrieren in exzentrischer Manier miteinander zu verbinden, trugen ihm herbe Kritik ein und kosteten ihn schließlich den Kopf. Jürgen Malitz beschreibt in seiner Biographie Leben und Wirken dieses römischen Kaisers, der als... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 23.11
Aus dem Siegeszug Alexanders des Großen erwuchs die Weltkultur des Hellenismus, aus den brutalen Eroberungskriegen der Römer das Zeitalter des Kaiserfriedens. Daher bewunderten vergangene Epochen herausragende militärische Leistungen - vor allem die Feldherrnkunst der bedeutenden Heerführer. Stephan Elbern ruft sie in knappen und prägnanten Biographien... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 69.36
Alessandro Galimberti legt mit diesem Buch den ersten historischen Kommentar zum ersten Buch Herodians »Die Geschichte des Imperiums nach Marcus« vor. Seine Analysen zeigen, dass Herodian zu einer weitaus differenzierteren und weniger negativen Beurteilung über die Herrschaft von Kaiser Commodus als die meisten anderen zeitgenössischen Quellen kommt,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. Imperialism, Power, and Identity boldly challenges this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The Severans analyses the colourful decline of the Roman Empire during the reign of the Severans, the first non-Italian dynasty. In his learned and exciting style, Michael Grant describes the foreign wars waged against the Alemanni and the Persians, and the remarkable personalities of the imperial family. Thus the reader encounters Julia Domna's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from the literary record, revealing an individual who caused... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99
In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the... more...