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  • The Ancient World: Ideas in Profileby Jerry Toner

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from analysing... more...

  • Römische Geschichte in europäischer Perspektiveby Eva Wittneben

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Der Band zeigt neue Zugänge für den Unterricht zur römischen Geschichte in der Unterstufe auf, die gemeinsame europäische Wurzeln, aber auch Unterschiede der römischen Welt zum heutigen Europa thematisieren. Ausgehend von archäologischen Funden aus dem römischen Heidenheim werden die technisch-zivilisatorischen Leistungen der Römer und die Prägung... more...

  • 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...

  • The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantineby Patricia Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The third century of the Roman Empire is a confused and sparsely documented period, punctuated by wars, victorious conquests and ignominious losses, and a recurring cycle of rebellions that saw several Emperors created and eliminated by the Roman armies. In AD 260 the Empire almost collapsed, and yet by the end of the third century the Roman world... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italyby Andrea Mammone; Ercole Giap Parini; Giuseppe A. Veltri

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 215.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many leading scholars in the field, this Handbook is comprised of 28 chapters which are organized to deliver unparalleled analysis of Italian society, politics and culture. A wide range of topics... more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Caligulaby Anthony A. Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Roman Empire has always exercised a considerable fascination. Among its numerous colourful personalities, no emperor, with the possible exception of Nero, has attracted more popular attention than Caligula, who has a reputation, whether deserved or not, as the quintessential mad and dangerous ruler. The first edition of this book established... more...