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  • Lives of the Later Caesarsby Antony Birley; Anthony Birley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    One of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and... more...

  • Septimius Severusby Anthony R Birley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    In this, the only biography of Septimius Severus in English, Anthony R. Birley explors how 'Roman' or otherwise this man was and examines his remarkable background and career. Severus was descended from Phoenician settlers in Tripolitania, and his reign, AD 193-211, represents a key point in Roman history. Birley explores what was African and what... more...

  • Marcus Aureliusby Anthony R Birley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD 161 and 180, is one of the best recorded individuals from antiquity. Even his face became more than usually familiar: the imperial coinage displayed his portrait for over 40 years, from the clean-shaven young heir of Antonius to the war-weary, heavily bearded ruler who died... more...

  • The Roman Government of Britainby Anthony R. Birley

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 194.99

    The Roman Government of Britain is a completely rewritten version of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all higher officials from AD 43 to 409. Several new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are included, and the entries for those previously known revised; and in... more...

  • Hadrianby Anthony R Birley; Anthony R. Birley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Hadrian's reign (AD 117-138) was a watershed in the history of the Roman Empire. Hadrian abandoned his predecessor Trajan's eastern conquests - Mesopotamia and Armenia - trimmed down the lands beyond the lower Danube, and constructed new demarcation lines in Germany, North Africa, and most famously Hadrian's Wall in Britain, to delimit the empire.... more...

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