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  • Europe's Barbarians AD 200-600by Edward James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    'Barbarians' is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire - the peoples they considered 'uncivilised'. Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too, and as such, need to be treated with caution. Only archaeology allows us to see beyond Roman prejudices - and yet these records... more...

  • Riding for the Powerfulby Oliver Berck

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    Towards the end of the fourth century they emerge in the entourage of Roman officers, civil servants, and private persons??buccellarii. Historians consider these personal guardsmen to be one of the factors contributing to the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire. Oliver Berck examines this view, concluding that it was not the concentration of... more...

  • Elagabalby Martijn Icks

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    Trotz seines frühen Todes mit gerade einmal achtzehn Jahren ging Elagabal als einer der berüchtigtsten Kaiser Roms in die Geschichte ein. Mit nur vierzehn Jahren kam der orientalische Knabenpriester aus Syrien im Jahr 218 an die Macht. Er stellte den gleichnamigen Sonnengott Elagabal an die Spitze des etablierten römischen Pantheons, beschäftigte sich... more...

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without... more...

  • Augustus und seine Zeitby Werner Eck

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.92

    Am Tag, an dem Augustus bestattet wurde, kamen alle öffentlichen und privaten Geschäfte zum Stillstand. Ganz Rom und Hunderttausende von Menschen aus ganz Italien beteiligten sich an den Trauerfeierlichkeiten. Die Leiche wurde auf einem Prunkbett auf den Scheiterhaufen gesetzt. Darüber ruhte, für alle sichtbar, ein aus Wachs gefertigtes Abbild des... more...

  • From Tiberius to the Antonines (Routledge Revivals)by Albino Garzetti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    The first two centuries of the Christian era were largely a period of consolidation for the Roman Empire. However, the history of the heyday of Roman imperium is far from dull, for Augustus? successors ranged from capable administrators - Tiberius, Claudius and Hadrian - to near-madmen like Caligula and the amateur gladiator Commodus, who might... more...

  • A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641by Stephen Mitchell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.  Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire Includes... more...

  • 101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tourby Francis Russell

    Bitter Lemon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A selection of the most remarkable places, sites, sights in Italy by a veteran visitor, distinguished scholar and intrepid traveler. more...

  • Das Bild bedrängt das Wortby Sebastian Göllner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 35.30

    548 Bilder auf 449 Seiten - Rolf Dieter Brinkmanns Brief-Tagebuch-Roman ?Rom, Blicke? tendiert zur Bildenden Kunst, ist Fotografie in Theorie und Praxis, ein Text-Bild-Band, der Genregrenzen sprengt. Sebastian Göllner erweitert die literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektive auf Brinkmanns mediales Schaffen durch Impulse aus der Kunstwissenschaft, indem... more...

  • Julian (Routledge Revivals)by Polymnia Athanassiadi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...