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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 16.21
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy ( odium regni ) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum . This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95
The name of Rome excites a picture of power and organisation, as do the widely-spread ruins that Roman civilization left behind. Yet Rome grew out of a collection of small villages and major developments such as the growth of Empire were unplanned and completely unprepared for.Influenced by a small number of self-interested aristocrats who lacked a... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 98.99
Contested Monarchy reappraises the wide-ranging and lasting transformation of the Roman monarchy between the Principate and Late Antiquity. The book takes as its focus the century from Diocletian to Theodosius I (284-395), a period during which the stability of monarchical rule depended heavily on the emperor's mobility, on collegial or dynastic... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 30.76
Was erwartet Caesar, nachdem ganz Gallien besiegt ist? Wie geht Kaiser Nero nach der großen Feuerkatastrophe von Rom im Jahr 64 mit den schweren Vorwürfen um, er selbst habe den Brand legen lassen? Was verrät Tryphon, Buchhändler und Verleger, über Starautoren, Startauflagen und die beste Buchwerbung? Welche Bilanz zieht der Wagenlenker Diocles nach... more...