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  • The Secret Historyby Prokopios; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.95

    By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today... more...

  • SPQRby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus... more...

  • The Silver Eagleby Ben Kane

    Random House 2009; US$ 9.86

    The second novel in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles takes Romulus, Brennus, Tarquinius and Fabiola, and places them in ever greater danger The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with good reason... more...

  • Wars of the Jews or, Jewish War or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalemby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the the Romans invaded, killing thousands, Josephus and one of his... more...

  • The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Romeby E M Berens; Joe Larkins

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.49

    This excellent eBook gives the reader a knowledge of a huge number of myths and legends of the classicial civilisation era. Including sections on Greek and Roman Gods, Minor Deities, Heroes and the practices of the time, it also includes a large number of illustrations. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and is a fantastic... more...

  • Slave Girlby Lisa Cach

    Pocket Star 2014; US$ 2.99

    A sex slave who?s never been touched? National bestselling author Lisa Cach spins an erotic, passionate novel about a young Roman Empire slave who?s intended to become her king?s concubine?until a rugged barbarian prince takes her heart?and more. Lovely Nimia is a slave to King Sygarius, who?s grooming her to be his consort as soon as she reaches... more...

  • Martyrdom and Romeby G. W. Bowersock

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    A concise examination of the historical context of the earliest Christian martyrs in the Roman empire. more...

  • The Gallic Warby Julius Caesar; Carolyn Hammond

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.39

    The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative. As well as an introduction and notes,... more...

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient Worldby John G. Gager

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such... more...