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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95
Seneca and Nero had been together for ten years now. Nero had grown up, and Seneca had grown old. The princeps had found new allies, among them another former tutor, a Greek freedman named Anicetus (?Invincible?). Nero had elevated this man to admiral of the Misenum fleet, a naval force he was grooming to be his own corps d?élite? the Praetorians being... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan history and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
In this book, prominent historians apply Mediterranean paradigms to Classical Mediterranean Antiquty (Greece and Rome), allowing for a new approach to the ancient world and enhancing antiquity's relevance to the understanding of other historical periods as well as our contemporary world. This book was previously published as a special issue of the... more...
- Edition Ruprecht 2013; US$ 49.21
August Boeckh, der Begründer des Philologischen Seminars an der Berliner Universität, das es lange Jahrzehnte selbst leitete, hielt in den hier verbrachten 120 Semestern auch wiederholt die Vorlesung zur "Encyklopädie und Methodologie der philologischen Wissenschaften" (1877 postum publiziert), eine weit über das 19. Jahrhundert hinaus wirksame... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00
The concept of otium played a role in competition among Roman aristocrats, but the different meanings of the concept itself have not been studied. The present study traces the development of the concept from leisure, quietude, and idleness by authors, genre, and period from Cicero to Tacitus. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history. ... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95
Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius. Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95
From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided vision of the Romano-Germanic wars. More recent scholarship, including Osprey's Teutoburg Forest Campaign book, paints a more balanced picture. Yet, there's still a lot of ground to cover on the subject. The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic struggle between the Romans and local... more...
- RosettaBooks 2014; US$ 8.99
In I, Claudius, Robert Graves begins the story of the limping, stammering young man who is suddenly thrust onto the throne after the death of Caligula. In Claudius the God, Graves continues the story, detailing Claudius? 13-year reign and his ultimate downfall. Painting the vivid, tumultuous, and decadent society of ancient Rome with spectacular... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95
Caesar's Legions laid siege to Vercingetorix's Gallic army in one of the most tactically amazing battles of all time. Outnumbered 6:1, the Romans built siege lines facing inward and outward and prevented the Gauls from breaking the siege. The campaign leading to the battle revealed ingenuity on both sides, though in the end Caesar established his fame... more...