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  • Vitruvianismby Paolo Sanvito

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 87.04

    Vitruvs De architectura ist das einzig erhaltene Werk der Antike über Architektur, bis heute wird es intensiv rezipiert. Im vorliegenden Band werden verschiedene Aspekte von Vitruvs weitreichender Wirkungsgeschichte beleuchtet. Dabei zeigt sich u.a., dass Vitruv kontinuierlich missverstanden wurde um das Neue zu rechtfertigen. Durch... more...

  • Inside Roman Librariesby George W. Houston

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Libraries of the ancient world have long held a place in the public imagination. Even in antiquity, the library at Alexandria was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little research to discover what was inside these libraries, how the collections came into being and evolved, and who selected and maintained the holdings. In this engaging... more...

  • Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empireby William A. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    In Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire , William Johnson examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome, with a focus on specific communities witnessed in surviving literary sources and in the papyri. The result is a rich cultural history of individual reading communities that differentiate themselves... more...

  • Medusa's Gazeby Marina Belozerskaya

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Medusa's Gaze provides the first dedicated account of the origins and extraordinary survival of an exquisite agate bowl from ancient Alexandria to the modern day as it passed through the hands of some of history's most influential, and colorful, characters. more...

  • The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantineby Michael Simkins; Ronald Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    The year AD 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided in the words of his biographer 'to build a wall to separate... more...

  • Moving Romansby Laurens E. Tacoma

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 148.50 US$ 127.71

    Moving Romans provides a coherent framework for the study of Roman migration on the basis of a detailed study of migration to the city of Rome in the first two centuries A.D. It shows how migration influenced other aspects of Roman society, including social relations, the family, work, and cultural interaction. more...

  • A Place at the Altarby Meghan J. DiLuzio

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was... more...

  • 69 Gwyn Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The Year of Four Emperors was one of the most chaotic, violent and frightening periods in all Roman history: a time of assassinations and civil wars, of armies out of control, and of ambitious men who seized power only to lose it, one after another. In 69 AD , Gwyn Morgan offers a remarkably accurate and insightful narrative history, filled with colorful... more...

  • Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Cultureby Jonathan Edmondson; Alison Keith

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 37.95

    Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture investigates the social symbolism and cultural poetics of dress in the ancient Roman world in the period from 200 BCE-400 CE. more...

  • El mundo de los romanosby Francesca Chiapponi; Renzo Barsotti

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 1.99

    Conoce la vida cotidiana de los antiguos romanos: cómo vivían en sus casas, qué medios de transporte utilizaban, cómo se vestían, qué comían, cómo se divertían, cómo estudiaban, sus dioses y muchas otras cosas interesantes y curiosas, presentadas con imágenes de excepcional calidad que te llevarán a un mundo lejano y maravilloso. more...