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  • Der Körper des Princepsby Jan Bernhard Meister

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 66.80

    "Körper" sind keine historischen Konstanten, sondern ihre Wahrnehmung und ihr Symbolgehalt können beachtlich variieren. Dies gilt besonders für das frühe römische Principat, als mit dem Princeps ein monarchischer Körper auftrat, der sich in einer angeblich republikanischen Gesellschaft bewegte. Während in spätrepublikanischer Zeit an der... more...

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

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 85.59

    <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$ 70.98

    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...

  • 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...

  • Constantineby Timothy Barnes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.00

    Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion... 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...

  • 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...