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  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    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...

  • Pompey the Greatby John Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Das Bild bedrängt das Wortby Sebastian Göllner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.55

    548 Bilder auf 449 Seiten - Rolf Dieter Brinkmanns Brief-Tagebuch-Roman "Rom, Blicke? tendiert zur Bildenden Kunst, ist Fotografie in Theorie und Praxis, ein Text-Bild-Band, der Genregrenzen sprengt. Sebastian Göllner erweitert die literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektive auf Brinkmanns mediales Schaffen durch Impulse aus der Kunstwissenschaft,... more...

  • The Patrician Tribuneby W. Jeffrey Tatum

    The University of North Carolina Press 1999; US$ 27.99

    Patrician Tribune: Publius Clodius Pulcher more...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy ( odium regni ) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum . This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time... more...

  • Geschichte Romsby Volker Reinhardt

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.58

    Rom: Keine andere Stadt war so lange, so mächtig und so glanzvoll Mittelpunkt der Welt. Volker Reinhardt erzählt die Geschichte Roms von der Hirtensiedlung der Bronzezeit bis zur quirligen Metropole des 21. Jahrhunderts. Er erklärt, wie es zu dem einmaligen Aufstieg kam, geht dem Niedergang der antiken Metropole nach und schildert ihren erneuten Aufstieg... more...

  • A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641by Stephen Mitchell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed,sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accessionof Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.  Features a revised narrative of the political history thatshaped the late Roman Empire Includes... more...

  • Riding for the Powerfulby Oliver Berck

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.96

    Towards the end of the fourth century they emerge in the entourage of Roman officers, civil servants, and private persons??buccellarii. Historians consider these personal guardsmen to be one of the factors contributing to the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire. Oliver Berck examines this view, concluding that it was not the concentration of... more...

  • Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"by Shirin Yim Bridges; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ambitious Roman empress Agrippina murdered and married her way to the throne—and to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son. But was she really all that atrocious? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and... more...

  • Theodor Mommsen und die Bedeutung des Römischen Rechts.by Iole Fargnoli; Stefan Rebenich

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 68.20

    Der Band widmet sich aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive dem altertums- und rechtswissenschaftlichen Vermächtnis von Theodor Mommsen. Im Zentrum des Interesses stehen die vielfältigen inhaltlichen und methodischen Anregungen, die Mommsens Œuvre sowohl auf die Altertums- wie auf die Rechtswissenschaft ausgeübt hat. Besonderes Augenmerk findet seine romanistische... more...