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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)by Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon?s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century,... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.... more...

  • The Romans in the Age of Augustusby Andrew Lintott

    Wiley 2009; US$ 101.95

    Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the rule of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman... more...

  • From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosiansby Scott McGill; Cristiana Sogno; Edward Watts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 86.00

    Integrated collection of essays examining the politics, social networks, law, history and historiography, and literature of the later Roman world. more...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 81.00

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

  • Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman Worldby Ralph W. Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95

    One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. Nowhere in the Roman world could the impact of the barbarians be escaped. The sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in... 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...

  • 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$ 35.00

    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._x000D_ _x000D_ An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged just fourteen when he was elevated to power in 218 CE - he placed the sun god... more...