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  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"by Shirin Yim Bridges; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ambitious Roman empress Agrippina murdered and married her way to the throneand to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son. But was she really all that atrocious? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and eventually,... more...

  • The Spaniards in Rome (Routledge Revivals)by Ernest Weinrib

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian , first published in 1990, examines the expansion and revitalisation of the Roman aristocracy in the later Republic and early Empire, focusing specifically on the political careers of men from the provinces of the Iberian Peninsula. The indigenous peoples of Spain were renowned in antiquity for the... more...

  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of ?sacred founders??articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Philip Matyszak

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he?s known... more...

  • Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republicby Tom Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Caesar?s life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. This approach helps to explain his aims, ideals, and motives as rooted in tradition, and demonstrates that... more...

  • The Annalsby Tacitus; A. J. Woodman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.95

    A.J. Woodman's translation combines accuracy and Tacitean invention, masterfully conveying Tacitus' distinctive and powerful manner of expression, and reflecting the best of current scholarship. An introductory essay discusses Tacitus' career, the period about which he wrote, the nature of historical writing in the Roman world, and the principles of... more...

  • Caesarby Martin Jehne

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 8.46

    Caesars Weg, auf dem er seinen Aufstieg betrieb, war nicht unbedingt neu; er folgte lange Zeit einem Kurs, der zwar den Standesgenossen mißfiel, aber keine unüberbrückbaren Gegensätze aufriß. Was jedoch bei Caesar neu war, war die Höhe seines Einsatzes. Schulden machte jeder für die Karriere, aber Caesar machte so hemmungslos Schulden, daß er am Rand... 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...

  • Edward Gibbon im deutschen Sprachraumby Cord-Friedrich Berghahn; Till Kinzel

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 42.94

    Edward Gibbon (1737?1794) war der größte Historiker seines Jahrhunderts. Seine zwischen 1776 und 1788 erschienene ?History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? ist von Anfang an und bis in unsere Zeit als epochales Werk aufgenommen worden. Sie galt als triumphale Einlösung dessen, was das Zeitalter der Aufklärung unter Geschichtsschreibung... more...