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  • Augustusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...

  • Pompey the Great (Routledge Revivals)by John Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • '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...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95

    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 accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.  Features a revised narrative of the political history that shaped the late Roman Empire ... more...

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without... 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 throneand 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 eventually,... more...

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

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 68.04

    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...

  • The Spaniards in Rome (Routledge Revivals)by Ernest Weinrib

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian , first published in 1990, examines the expansion and revitalisation of the Roman aristocracy in the later Republic and early Empire, focusing specifically on the political careers of men from the provinces of the Iberian Peninsula. The indigenous peoples of Spain were renowned in antiquity for the... more...

  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of ?sacred founders??articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...