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  • The Roman Republicby David M. Gwynn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and... more...

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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...

  • Daily Life in Ancient Romeby Brian K. Harvey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 20.50

    "One really must admire Harvey?s achievement in this sourcebook. With just 350 passages (more than half of them consisting of Latin inscriptions, from all over Rome?s empire), Harvey manages to give his readers a real sense of Roman private values and behaviors. His translations of the original texts are superb?both accurate and elegant. And he contextualizes... 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...

  • The Caesarsby Suetonius; Donna W. Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 13.50

    “Donna Hurley has done a sterling job in providing us with both an Introduction to Suetonius and a translation of The Caesars that we can confidently recommend to students. Her Introduction summarizes a complex topic succinctly and is informative without being overwhelming, set at an ideal level for the student and intelligent enthusiast. Her... more...

  • Saviour of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78 US$ 20.00

    AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome?s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius... more...

  • Readings in Late Antiquityby Michael Maas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Late Antiquity (ca. 250-650) witnessed the transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Christianity displaced polytheism over a wide area, offering new definitions of identity and community. The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe to be replaced by new "Germanic" kingdoms. In the East,... more...

  • Edward Gibbon and Empireby Rosamond McKitterick; Roland Quinault

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book assesses Gibbon's Decline and Fall in the light of modern research. more...

  • The Romansby Antony Kamm; Abigail Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Romans: An Introduction, 3 rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The thematic threads of individuals and events (political,... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)by Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon?s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century,... more...