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  • 30-Second Ancient Romeby Dr. Matthew Nichols

    The Ivy Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    You know that Rome wasn?t built in a day, but just how did a cluster of small hilltop villages expand to become one of the greatest empires in history? Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How was a legion organized? Did people really speak Latin? What entertainment could you see at the Colosseum? And what was daily life like for a Roman citizen?... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; Robert Fitzgerald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. more...

  • The Age of Gladiatorsby Rupert Matthews

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 4.99

    The great spectacles of ancient Rome have become proverbial for their cruelty, bloodlust and glory. In the arena, the games were savage and brutal. Gladiators fought each other to the death, wild animals were put to fight each other and criminals were executed by barbaric means. Military victories were marked by the Triumphs when generals pa... more...

  • Agricola and Germaniaby Cornelius Tacitus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, lit. The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus around 98, is an ethnographic work on the Germanic tribes outside the Roman Empire.This work survived only in one single manuscript that was found in Hersfeld Abbey, Holy Roman Empire and brought to Italy in 1455 where... more...

  • The Ancient Novel and Early Christian and Jewish Narrativeby Marília P. Futre Pinheiro; Judith Perkins; Richard Pervo

    Barkhuis 2013; US$ 60.60

    This innovative collection explores the vital role played by fictional narratives in Christian and Jewish self-fashioning in the early Roman imperial period. Employing a diversity of approaches, including cultural studies, feminist, philological, and narratological, expert scholars from six countries offer twelve essays on Christian fictions or fictionalized... more...

  • Ancient Romeby Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on... more...

  • Ancient Rome (Collins Gem)by David Pickering

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 7.13

    From the Colosseum to Hadrian?s Wall, Gem Ancient Rome shows us how Rome?s vast empire laid the foundations of today?s civilisation. more...

  • Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient Worldby Heather L. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then traces the... more...

  • A Cabinet of Roman Curiositiesby J. C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    Here is a whimsical and captivating collection of odd facts, strange beliefs, outlandish opinions, and other highly amusing trivia of the ancient Romans. We tend to think of the Romans as a pragmatic people with a ruthlessly efficient army, an exemplary legal system, and a precise and elegant language. A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities shows that the... more...

  • The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BCby Raffaele D'Amato; Andrea Salimbeti; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive maritime trading empire all over the Western Mediterranean and beyond, increasingly defended by the best navy of the period. In the 6th century BC this came into confrontation with Greek colonists in Sicily, starting major wars that lasted through... more...