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  • Palatineby L. J. Trafford

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 10.95

    Debauchery. Depravity. Decadence.Just everyday life at the imperial palace.Whilst Emperor Nero plays with his new water organ and a cross-dressing eunuch, his wily secretary Epaphroditus manages affairs of state. But dissent and rebellion are growing across the empire, and Nero is soon to discover playtime is over.Praetorian prefect Nymphidius Sabinus,... more...

  • Historienby Tacitus; Thomas Baier; Martin Hose; Alfons Städele; Kai Brodersen

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 114.48

    Cornelius Tacitus (ca. 55?120 n. Chr.) ist der bedeutendste antike Geschichtsschreiber. In seinen Historien schildert er die Geschichte des Römischen Reiches zwischen den Jahren 69 und 96 n. Chr., die Zeit der Flavier. Ursprünglich umfasste dieses Werk 14 Bücher. Heute sind davon lediglich die Bücher I bis IV sowie der Anfang von Buch V erhalten. Tacitus... more...

  • Orgien, wir wollen Orgien!by Cornelius Hartz

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 30.52

    Die "Zustände wie im alten Rom" sind bei uns zum geflügelten Wort geworden, und wir meinen damit Dekadenz, Verschwendung, Völlerei und nicht zuletzt zügellosen Sex. Es entsteht der Eindruck, eine zünftige Orgie hätte einfach zum Alltag der Römer dazugehört. Dabei bezeichnete das lateinische Wort "orgia" ursprünglich nur die rituellen... more...

  • Roman Imperial Frontier in the Westby Julie Nelson; Steven K. Drummond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Imperial policy on the western frontier of the Roman Empire was the means by which the government controlled the frontier residents. This book takes a topical approach to this study of the frontier: subjects covered include the army, farming, commerce, manufacturing, religion and Romanization. more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to ruling. Barbara Levick's authoritative study reassesses the... more...

  • From Rome to Byzantiumby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome,... more...

  • Marcus Agrippaby Lindsay Powell

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. As Emperor Augustus' deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years - but he served always in the knowledge he would never rule in his own name. Why he did so, and never... more...

  • Eagles in the Dustby Adrian Coombs-Hoar

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    In AD376 large groups of Goths, seeking refuge from the Huns, sought admittance to the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Valens took the strategic decision to grant them entry, hoping to utilize them as a source of manpower for his campaigns against Persia. The Goths had been providing good warriors to Roman armies for decades. However, mistreatment of... more...

  • Elagabalby Klaus Altmayer

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 16.09

    Der junge Kaiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (218?222), besser bekannt unter dem Namen Elagabal, war eine der schillerndsten Gestalten auf dem Thron der römischen Cäsaren. Die literarischen Quellen schildern die Regierung dieses Teenagerkaisers, der im Alter von 14 Jahren in Syrien zum Herrscher ausgerufen wurde, äußerst negativ. So bemühten die antiken... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Peter Garnsey; Richard Saller

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and... more...