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  • Marcus Aureliusby Anthony R Birley

    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...

  • Aurelian and the Third Centuryby Alaric Watson

    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...

  • Tiberius the Politicianby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Tiberius has always been one of the most enigmatic of the Roman emperors. At the same time, his career is uniquely important for the understanding of the Empire's development on the foundations laid by Augustus. Barbara Levick offers a comprehensive and engaging portrait of the life and times of Tiberius, including an exploration of his ancestry and... more...

  • The Roads of Roman Italyby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The Roads of Roman Italy offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and the interpretation of Roman land transport. The book utilises archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for Roman communications, drawing on recent approaches to the human landscape developed by geographers. Among the topics considered are: * the relationship... more...

  • Rhetoric in Classical Historiographyby A.J. Woodman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This radical study argues against the view that the historian's craft has remained largely unchanged since classical times. Includes detailed discussion of the work of Thucydides, Cicero, Sallust, Livy and Tacitus. more...

  • Year of the Four Emperorsby Kenneth Wellesley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of... more...

  • The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226-363by Michael H. Dodgeon; Samuel N. C. Lieu

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The crisis of the third century saw Rome not only embroiled in contests of succeeding short-lived Emperors, but assailed by an increasing variety of hostile peoples from outside its frontiers. Owing to the complex racial interplay of this period, the sources for its history have to be compiled from a wide variety of sources. The least adequate are... more...

  • Emperor Constantineby Hans A. Pohlsander

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Caligulaby Sam Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    Sam Wilkinson provides an accessible introduction to the reign of Caligula, one of the most controversial of all the Roman Emperors. Caligula's policies have often been interpreted to be those of a depraved tyrant. This study provides a reassessment of this controversial reign by scrutinising the ancient literary sources that are so hostile to Caligula,... more...

  • Neroby Jurgen Malitz

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    In this rigorously researched biography Jürgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider the reputation of the Roman Emperor Nero. Focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and his role as emperor. Steers readers through the diverse interpretations of Nero that have arisen through the ages. Allows readers to... more...