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  • 69 ADby Gwyn Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    The Year of Four Emperors, was one of the most chaotic, violent, and frightening periods in all Roman history. This book offers a fresh look at this period. This narrative history features portraits of the leading participants and insights into the nature of the Roman military. more...

  • The Augustan Successionby Peter Michael Swan

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 184.99

    The Augustan Succession is an historical commentary on Books 55-56 of Dio's Roman History . These books recount the last half of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, above all his orchestration of the first imperial succession. Addressed to both students and scholars, the new commentary is the first since the eighteenth century to offer full and fresh... more...

  • Julia Augustiby Elaine Fantham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.95

    This scholarly biography details the life of an extraordinary woman in an extraordinary society. Julia Augusti studies the life of the only daughter of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and the father who sacrificed his daughter and her children in order to establish a dynasty. Studying the abundant historical evidence available, this biography... more...

  • The Age of Augustusby Werner Eck

    Wiley 2012; US$ 75.95 US$ 68.36

    In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor. A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire. Examines the transformation of Rome from... more...

  • 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...

  • Corneliaby Suzanne Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    Examining the remarkable life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue, fidelity and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon presents an in-depth study of the woman who perhaps represented the ideal of the Roman matrona more than any other. Studying her life during a period of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus,... more...

  • The Age of Augustusby Werner Eck

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    In this updated edition of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch. Incorporates literary, archaeological, and legal sources to provide a vivid narrative of Augustus’ brutal rise to power Written by one of the world’s leading experts on the Roman empire Traces... more...

  • A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiographyby John Marincola

    Wiley 2009; US$ 57.95 US$ 52.16

    This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of... more...

  • Terentia, Tullia and Publiliaby Susan Treggiari

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    Studying references and writings in over 900 personal letters, an unparalleled source, this book presents a rounded and intriguing account of the three women who, until now, have only survived as secondary figures to Cicero. In a field where little is really known about Cicero’s family, Susan Treggiari creates a history for these figures who, through... more...

  • Julius Caesarby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00

    More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip... more...