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  • Der Sturz des Römischen Adlersby Dirk Husemann

    Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 21.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Dirk Husemann hebt den Blick über das bloße Schlachtengeschehen hinaus. Er beleuchtet die beiden Protagonisten Varus und Arminius und zeigt zugleich, wie eng die römische und germanische Kultur miteinander verwoben waren. Er geht Mythen und Spekulationen nach und räumt auf mit falschen Vorstellungen, die sich bis heute halten. Spannend... more...

  • Neroby Jürgen Malitz

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.30

    Nero wäre gewiß ein ordentlicher Schauspieler geworden, aber das Schicksal wollte, daß er Kaiser wurde. Seine Versuche, beide Karrieren in exzentrischer Manier miteinander zu verbinden, trugen ihm herbe Kritik ein und kosteten ihn schließlich den Kopf. Jürgen Malitz beschreibt in seiner Biographie Leben und Wirken dieses römischen Kaisers, der als... more...

  • Schwert und Geistby Stephan Elbern

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 62.28

    Aus dem Siegeszug Alexanders des Großen erwuchs die Weltkultur des Hellenismus, aus den brutalen Eroberungskriegen der Römer das Zeitalter des Kaiserfriedens. Daher bewunderten vergangene Epochen herausragende militärische Leistungen ? vor allem die Feldherrnkunst der bedeutenden Heerführer. Stephan Elbern ruft sie in knappen und prägnanten Biographien... more...

  • La costruzione del mito augusteoby Mario Labate; Gianpiero Rosati

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 43.62

    Cosa si intende con 'mito augusteo'? Gli autori di questo volume si interrogano, da diversi punti di vista e con approcci radicati in esperienze e metodi di studio differenziati, su alcune tappe significative di un fenomeno che ha origine dal personaggio eponimo di un'epoca universalmente riconosciuta come una svolta nella storia del mondo occidentale.... more...

  • Erodiano e Commodoby Alessandro Galimberti

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 62.31

    Alessandro Galimberti legt mit diesem Buch den ersten historischen Kommentar zum ersten Buch Herodians »Die Geschichte des Imperiums nach Marcus« vor. Seine Analysen zeigen, dass Herodian zu einer weitaus differenzierteren und weniger negativen Beurteilung über die Herrschaft von Kaiser Commodus als die meisten anderen zeitgenössischen Quellen kommt,... 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...

  • Crises and the Roman Empireby Olivier Hekster; Gerda de Kleijn; Danielle Slootjes

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. This volume brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, and classicists to focus on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Empire. more...

  • Frommer's Northern Italyby John Moretti

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99

    Take a gondola ride on Venice's Grand Canal, where you'll find excellent views of St. Mark's Basilica. See chapter 5. Foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Itineraries, walking tours,... 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...

  • Frommer's Italy 2010by Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince

    Wiley 2009; US$ 25.99

    NOW IN FULL COLOR! Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like the Marches, the Dolomites, and even Sardinia.... more...