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- Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 23.95
While conquering Greece and Macedonia the Romans defeated an intervention by the Seleucid Empire, the most powerful of the Hellenistic states founded by Alexander the Great's successors. Soon Roman armies crossed to Asia for the first time to carry the war to the Seleucids. Here they faced one of the most sophisticated armies of the ancient world,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99
The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.A leading authority on the... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19
The Romans left a long-lasting legacy and their influence can still be seen all around us - from our calendar and coins, to our language and laws - but how much do we really know about them? Help is at hand in the form of Veni, Vidi, Vici , which tells the remarkable, and often surprising, story of the Romans and the most enduring empire in history.... more...
- Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 9.99
This biography provides a redemptive view of the bloody career of Roman general and consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a fearless commander and ruthless politician wholly devoid of inhibitions, and the direct forerunner of Julius Caesar, who based his own grab for power on Sulla's methods. more...
- Lenos Verlag 2013; US$ 19.99
Rom. Die Ewige Stadt. Einst Zentrum eines Weltreiches, heute noch immer nicht in der Moderne angekommen, eine Stadt zwischen Stillstand und Turbulenz. Das frühere Lebensgefühl – Fellinis »Dolce vita«, Pasolinis tragische Filme, in denen Rom nach etwas roch und schmeckte –, wohin ist es verschwunden? Dante Andrea Franzetti, der einmal in der italienischen... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99
"Is there anyone on earth who is so narrow-minded or uninquisitive that he could fail to want to know how and thanks to what kind of political system almost the entire known world was conquered and brought under a single empire in less than fifty-three years?" --Polybius, Histories The 53-year period Polybius had in mind stretched from the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin. Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian. Julian's Gods focuses on the cultural mentality of `the last pagan Emperor' by examining a wide variety of his own writings. The surviving speeches and treatises,... more...