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  • Caesars' Wivesby Annelise Freisenbruch

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 16.00

    In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend, the wives, mistresses, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers, shameless adulteresses, and conniving politicians in the high dramas of the Roman court. Yet little has been known about who they really were and their true roles... more...

  • The Great Fire of Romeby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Acclaimed author Stephen Dando-Collins tells the never-before-told story of Rome?s famous fire that destroyed the world?s greatest city and its most notorious emperor: Nero more...

  • Barbarism and Religion: Volume 5, Religion: The First Triumphby J. G. A. Pocock

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 84.00

    This volume in John Pocock's acclaimed sequence on Barbarism and Religion examines Gibbon's controversial treatment of the early Christian church. more...

  • Agricola and Germanyby Tacitus

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving... more...

  • 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

    Oxford University Press 2000; 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. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies consist the ancestry and career... more...

  • Crimes of Elagabalus, Theby Martijn Icks

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 34.00

    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... more...

  • A Companion to Marcus Aureliusby Marcel van Ackeren

    Wiley 2012; US$ 221.95

    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, including source... 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...

  • 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...