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- 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...
- Karnac Books 2015; US$ 2.95
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...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95
The Romans? destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal?s life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 145.96
Bei keinem anderen römischen Herrscher war die monarchische Repräsentation so tiefgreifenden Wandlungen unterworfen wie bei Constantin I., dem ersten christlichen Kaiser (306?337 n.Chr.). In besonderer Weise gilt dies für die Rolle des Kaisers als erfolgreicher Krieger und glänzender Sieger, denn gerade im Bereich der militärischen Herrschaftsrepräsentation... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95
The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95
In this, the only biography of Septimius Severus in English, Anthony R. Birley explors how 'Roman' or otherwise this man was and examines his remarkable background and career. Severus was descended from Phoenician settlers in Tripolitania, and his reign, AD 193-211, represents a key point in Roman history. Birley explores what was African and what... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD 161 and 180, is one of the best recorded individuals from antiquity. Even his face became more than usually familiar: the imperial coinage displayed his portrait for over 40 years, from the clean-shaven young heir of Antonius to the war-weary, heavily bearded ruler who died... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95
Aurelian and the Third Century provides a re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them. With introduction examining the situation in the mid third century, the book is divided into two parts:... more...