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Geography. Description and travel

  • Travel and Geography in the Roman Empireby Colin Adams; Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military and civilians - travelled, or examined their geographical understanding in an era which offered a greatly increased potential for moving around,... more...

  • Aspects of Roman History 31BC-AD117by Richard Alston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first 150 years of Roman imperial history, from the Empire?s foundation under Augustus to the height of its power under Trajan, the book examines... 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...

  • Imperial Rome AD 193 to 284by Clifford Ando

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 152.00

    A pioneering history of this period of crisisThe Roman empire during the period framed by the accession of Septimus Severus in 193 and the rise of Diocletian in 284 has conventionally been regarded as one of crisis. Between 235 and 284, at least eighteen men held the throne of the empire, for an average of less than three years, a reckoning which does... more...

  • Julian: An Intellectual Biographyby Polymnia Athanassiadi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Julian: An Intellectual Biography , first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian?s intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman Empire. Professor Polymnia Athanassiadi tells the story of Julian?s transformation from a reclusive and scholarly adolescent into a capable... more...

  • Constantine the Greatby G. P. Baker

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    Revered historian Baker, the author of books on Augustus, Tiberius, and Hannibal, tells the story of Constantine, the first Christian ruler of the Roman empire. 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...

  • Caligulaby Anthony A. Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Of all Roman emperors none, with the possible exception of Nero, surpasses Caligula's reputation for infamy. But was Caligula really the mad despot and depraved monster of popular legend or the victim of hostile ancient historians? In this study of Caligula's life, reign and violent death, Anthony A. Barrett draws on the archaeological and numismatic... more...

  • Agrippinaby Anthony A. Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    In this dynamic new biography - the first on Agrippina in English - Professor Barrett uses the latest archaeological, numismatic and historical evidence to provide a close and detailed study of her life and career. He shows how Agrippina's political contribution to her time seems in fact to have been positive, and that when she is judged by her achievements... more...

  • Die Stadt als Museum?by Ralf Behrwald

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 98.00

    Die Stadt Rom und ihre Monumente waren in der Spätantike für Kaiser, Senatorenstand und christliche Autoren Bezugspunkt der Selbstdarstellung und Fixpunkt des eigenen Geschichtsbildes. Doch waren sie es für diese Protagonisten nicht in gleicher Weise. Verschiedene Geschichtsbilder bestimmten nicht nur die Auswahl der Monumente, denen das jeweilige... more...