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  • The Ruin of the Roman Empireby James J O'Donnell

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 33.33

    What really marked the end of the Roman Empire? James O'Donnell's magnificent new book takes us back to the sixth century and the last time the Empire could be regarded as a single community. Two figures dominate his narrative - Theodoric the 'barbarian', whose civilized rule in Italy with his philosopher minister Boethius might have been an inspiration,... more...

  • Lives of the Caesarsby Suetonius; Catharine Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. The format and style of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature - his work remains vibrant... more...

  • Crimes of Elagabalus, Theby Martijn Icks

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's 'bad emperors': a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos.An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged just fourteen when he was elevated to power in 218 CE - he placed the sun god El-Gabal at the... more...

  • Roman Attitudes Toward the Christiansby John Granger Cook

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 46.76

    John Granger Cook investigates the earliest interactions between Roman authorities and Christians. The events in Claudius' time surrounding "Chrestos" and possible Jewish Christians are fascinating but obscure. The persecutions of Nero and Trajan may be crucial for interpreting certain texts of the New Testament, including the Gospel of Mark,... more...

  • A Companion to Marcus Aureliusby Marcel van Ackeren

    Wiley 2012; US$ 228.95

    A Companion to Marcus Aurelius presents the first comprehensive collection of essays to explore all essential facets relating to contemporary Marcus Aurelius studies. • First collection of its kind to commission new state-of-the-art scholarship on Marcus Aurelius • Features readings that cover all aspects of Marcus Aurelius,... more...

  • The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrianby Robert K. Sherk

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 44.00

    This is a collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions and papyri in English translation. more...

  • Der Fall Roms und seine Wiederauferstehungen in Antike und Mittelalterby Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer; Karla Pollmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This collection of essays analyzes the construction of the ?fall? of Rome from a range of perspectives native to different disciplines. Subjects addressed include comparable discourses dating from the earlier history of Rome, the perception of this historical moment by writers living at the time it occurred, and its reception in Byzantium... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Romeby Matthew Bunson

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 95.00

    Expanded ed. of: Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire. Rev. ed. c2002. more...

  • The Frontiers of Imperial Romeby David Breeze

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    At its height, the Roman Empire was the greatest empire yet seen with borders stretching from the rain-swept highlands of Scotland in the north to the sun-scorched Nubian desert in the south. But how were the vast and varied stretches of frontier defined and defended? Many of Rome's frontier defences have been the subject of detailed and ongoing... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    A leading authority on the late Roman Empire, Peter Heather reveals how how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek... more...