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  • Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romansby Andrew M. Riggsby

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    In this book, Andrew Riggsby surveys the main areas of Roman law, and their place in Roman life. more...

  • Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianityby Leif E. Vaage

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity discusses the diverse cultural destinies of early Christianity, early Judaism, and other ancient religious groups as a question of social rivalry. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section debates the degree to which the category of rivalry adequately... more...

  • The Republic and The Lawsby Cicero; Niall Rudd; Jonathan Powell

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 8.99

    Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government, based on Greek political theory, and written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural Law, setting out an ideal code for a reformed Roman Republic that is half in the realm of Utopia. This is the... more...

  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worldsby Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 27.99

    In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general, popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek... 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$ 26.78

    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...

  • Militärsiedlungen und Territorialherrschaft in der Antikeby Frank Daubner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    In a series of case studies, the contributions assess the extent to which in the Ancient World control over large territories relied on the settlement of active or retired soldiers. The central question is that of the link between the historical situation of the foundation, those involved, and the location of the settlement on the one... more...

  • Ambrose and John Chrysostomby J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 119.99

    A comparison of the personalities and careers of two of the greatest of the early Christian Fathers, Ambrose and John Chrysostom. Both were profoundly influenced by monasticism and its ascetic worldview - perhaps the most dynamic development in the Christian culture of the fourth century - and both were also concerned with the Church's social role. more...