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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95
Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to ruling. Barbara Levick's authoritative study reassesses the reign... more...
- Karen Brown's Guides, Inc. 2012; US$ 9.99
Personally researched, this guide to Italy includes recommendations of over 280 Places to Stay in Bed & Breakfasts, Apartments and Villas as well as Eight, Regional, Countryside Itineraries?everything the traveler needs to plan a memorable trip. From affordable to decadent, recommendations of where to stay include places to stay in Rome, Florence,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 181.00
Augustus (63 BC AD 14), the first Roman emperor, brought peace and stability to Rome after decades of strife and uncertainty. He put in place a new institutional framework for the Roman Empire and inspired the ideology that sustained it for the next three hundred years. This book presents a selection of the most important scholarship on Augustus... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 128.00
A distinct perspective on the momentous religious change in the regionDiocletian (284-305) and his principal successor, Constantine (306-337), would rule the Roman world for over half a century and Constantines sons would build on their legacy. Administrative reform encouraged the rise of a bureaucratic culture, provincial government was reshaped... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 152.00
Outlines the significant developments in the period AD 363 to 565These centuries witnessed a number of momentous changes in the character of the Roman empire. Most obviously, control of the west was lost during the fifth century, and although parts of the west were reconquered in the sixth century, the empire's centre of gravity had shifted irrevocably... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 33.32
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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 64.99
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...