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  • Augustusby Karl Galinsky

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 25.36

    Augustus ist einer der bedeutendsten Herrscher der Weltgeschichte ? und einer der faszinierendsten zugleich! Er setzte dem Jahrhundert der Bürgerkriege ein Ende und schuf die als Pax Augusta bekannte langanhaltende innenpolitische Friedenszeit. Nach außen hin stabilisierte er das Reich durch die Sicherung der Grenzen und vergrößerte es in einem später... more...

  • Die römische Republikby Martin Jehne

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.45

    Die Überlieferung der Anfänge der römischen Republik ist dicht umrankt von Legenden. Fest steht, daß sich im Laufe des 5. Jahrhunderts und ? klarer zu fassen ? nach dem Galliersturm von 387/6 v. Chr. eine Herrschaftsform unter Beteiligung breiterer Volksschichten fest etabliert hat. In dieser Zeit behaupteten die großen Patriziergeschlechter den Vorrang... more...

  • Die Herrschaft des Carus, Carinus und Numerianus als Vorläufer der Tetrarchieby Klaus Altmayer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 86.67

    <P>Am 20. November 284 wurde Diokletian vor den Toren der Stadt Nicomedia zum Kaiser ausgerufen. Dieses Ereignis gilt als die große Zäsur in der Geschichte der römischen Kaiserzeit und als Beginn der Spätantike, da die diokletianischen Reformen das römische Reich grundlegend veränderten. Die nur kurze Zeit regierende Dynastie des Carus (282?283)... more...

  • Cura et tutelaby Alberto Dalla Rosa

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 71.87

    La natura dell'<EM>imperium</EM> di Augusto (27 a.C.?14 d.C.) e i modi della sua estensione sulle province governate da proconsoli indipendenti sono state oggetto di un profondo riesame negli ultimi trent'anni. Il volume riconsidera il problema in maniera globale e giunge a una nuova ricostruzione istituzionale e cronologica delle tappe... more...

  • Hadrian and the Triumph of Romeby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian?s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion... more...

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empireby Edward Gibbon

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    With notes by the Rev. H. H. MilmanThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published in quarto... more...

  • The Everything Travel Guide to Italyby Kim Kavin

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    From the fashionable beaches of Capri to the awe-inspiring ruins of ancient Rome, Italy has something for everyone. This guide will help you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful country. Whether you want to discover the rural beauty of Tuscany, take a gondola ride through Venice, or admire the glory of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City,... more...

  • Rome, Ostia, Pompeiiby Ray Laurence; David J. Newsome

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space demonstrates how studies of the Roman city are shifting focus from static architecture to activities and motion within urban spaces. This volume provides detailed case studies from the three best-known cities from Roman Italy, revealing how movement contributes to our understanding of the ways different elements... more...

  • Ciao Bellaby Helena Frith Powell

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 7.28

    ‘You really must read… Ciao Bella.? Sunday Times ‘Fascinating… comic… delightful? Sunday Times ‘Humorous… rich and satisfying.? Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written, it made me laugh and I wanted to follow in Helena?s footsteps round Italy.? Kate Figes ‘A travel book with a difference.? Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘An ideal stocking filler.? Evening... more...

  • 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Goby Susan Van Allen

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 18.95

    Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign... more...