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  • Pompey the Great (Routledge Revivals)by John Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    To Romans of later generations the three decades between the dictatorships of Sulla and of Caesar were the age of Pompey the Great. In spite of the central role he played in Roman history, he remains a shadowy figure compared with the likes of Caesar and Cicero. Pompey the Great , first published in 1978, traces the career of this enigmatic character... more...

  • Rome and the Friendly King (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Rome and the Friendly King , first published in 1984, offers a functional definition of what is usually called client kingship ? to show what a client king (or ?friendly king?, to use the Roman term) was in practice. Each aspect of this complex role is examined over a period of six centuries: the making of a king; exposure to Roman institutions... more...

  • A History of the Roman World 753-146 BCby H.H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This definitive study from the author of From the Gracchi to Nero , examines the period from the foundation of Rome to the fall of Carthage. An accessible introduction to these centuries of change, this book will also be useful as context for those studying later developments in Roman history. more...

  • Julian's Godsby Rowland B. E. Smith

    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...

  • The Roman Empire Dividedby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the... more...

  • Emperors and Historiographyby Diederik Burgersdijk; Joop van Waarden

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    In this collection of essays Roman historical and biographical texts are studied from a literary point of view. The main interest of the author, Daniel den Hengst, professor emeritus of Latin at the University of Amsterdam, concerns the development of Roman historiography, the ways in which Roman historians present their work and the intertextual relations... more...

  • Crises and the Roman Empireby Olivier Hekster; Gerda de Kleijn; Danielle Slootjes

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. This volume brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, and classicists to focus on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Empire. more...

  • Ammianus after Julianby Jan Den Boeft; J.W. Drijvers; D. den Hengst; H C Teitler

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    The papers in this volume treat historical, historiographical and literary aspects of the last six books of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae, which deal with the period between the death of Julian (363) and the Roman defeat at Hadrianople (378).  more...

  • The History of Romeby William Smith

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 8.99

    This detailed history of Rome covers from the earliest times (including the foundation of the city) to the establishment of the Empire, and has been specially formatted for today's e-book readers. Featuring many illustrations, including coins, buildings, busts and more, this excellent book is one of the most well respected within the classical... more...

  • The End of the Roman Republic 146 to 44 BCby Catherine Steel

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 152.00

    A crucial and turbulent centuryBy 146, Rome had established itself as the leading Mediterranean power.Over the next century, it consolidated its power into an immense territorial empire. At the same time, the internal balance of power shifted dramatically, as a narrow ruling elite was challenged first by the rest of Italy, and then by military commanders,... more...