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  • The Reach of Romeby Alberto Angela; Gregory Conti

    Rizzoli 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like... more...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.78

    ?The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.? Tacitus, The Histories AD 68. The Emperor Nero?s erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close.... more...

  • ANCIENT ASTROLOGYby Tamysn Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    An account of astrology from its beginnings in Mesopotamia, focusing on the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Astrology examines the theoretical development and changing social and political role of astrology. more...

  • Virgil's Homeric Lensby Edan Dekel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Virgil?s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid?s relationship to Homer?s Iliad and Odyssey . Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil?s Odyssey , and Virgil?s Iliad . Although modified in various ways over the centuries, this neat dichotomy has... more...

  • The Dragon and the Eagleby Sunny Auyang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation,... more...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... more...

  • Das römische Spielewesen in der Spätantikeby Alexander Puk

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Daily life in Late Antiquity was heavily influenced by the tradition of Roman games. This is the first comprehensive study of the world of games in Late Antiquity, with special attention to specific forms of games in the provinces. Using both documentary and archeological sources, the author suggests new regional and chronological differentiations... more...

  • Classical Traditions in Science Fictionby Brett M. Rogers; Benjamin Eldon Stevens

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of... more...

  • Die metrischen Inschriften der römischen Republikby Peter Kruschwitz

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    Poetryof 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 from... 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...