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  • The Golden Assby Apuleius; Joel C. Relihan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.50

    Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic and comic effects of the original Latin. more...

  • Complete Lettersby Pliny the Younger

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    Pliny's letters provide a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. They document politics, social life, religion, the educational system, the treatment of slaves and include a vivid description of the eruption of Vesuvius. This is a lively and sympathetic new translation. - ;'Gaius Pliny sends greetings to his friend... more...

  • From the Gracchi to Neroby H.H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard?s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana... more...

  • The Portable Roman Readerby Various; Basil Davenport

    Penguin Publishing Group 1977; US$ 20.00

    The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and practicality in all things, they turned the love poem into a cynical rebuke and wrote tragedies in which the unfathomable actions of gods gave... more...

  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland?s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar?s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero,... more...

  • Die metrischen Inschriften der römischen Republikby Peter Kruschwitz

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 210.00

    Poetry of the Roman Republic has only been preserved in isolated fragments. At the same time, numerous complete epigrams have been preserved in inscriptions from this period, but they have been neglected by scholars. The present volume deals with these texts more comprehensively than any previous study. Leading specialists evaluate the material... more...

  • The World of Pompeiiby Pedar Foss; John J. Dobbins

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also ? for the first time ? the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the... more...

  • The History of Rome (Livy's Rome), Books 1 to 36by Titus Livius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Livy's History of Rome was in demand from the publication of the first packet. Livy became so famous that a man from Cadiz travelled to Rome just to see him, and once he had seen, returned home.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • The Empire Stops Hereby Philip Parker

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    The Roman Empire was the largest and most enduring of the ancient world. From its zenith under Augustus and Trajan in the first century AD to its decline and fall amidst the barbarian invasions of the fifth century, the Empire guarded and maintained a frontier that stretched for 5,000 kilometres, from Carlisle to Cologne, from Augsburg to Antioch,... more...

  • Roman Pompeiiby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii , Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young... more...