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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 14.95
Written in the reign of Nero?the emperor against whom Lucan was implicated in a conspiracy and by whom he was compelled to commit suicide at the age of 25?the poet's dark, ambiguous, unfinished masterpiece focuses on the disintegration of the Roman body politic and the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ultimately lead to the end of the Roman... more...
- Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78 US$ 20.00
AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome?s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00
Vitruvius' De architectura , the only extant work from Antiquity dedicated to Architecture, has had a rich and diverse reception history. The present volume aims to highlight the different aspects of this history, showing how Vitruvius' work was systematically and continuously misunderstood to justify innovation. Its comprehensive and... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available
Antony and Cleopatra, sex, war, and politics: Rome, Season Two is explored in this exciting collection of original essays. Set in the turbulent years after Caesars assassination in 44 BC, Season Two of the HBO-BBC series Rome lays bare a city shaken by the violent power struggle between Octavian, Caesars adopted son and heir, and Mark Antony,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
The first exhaustive treatment of ritual brotherhood in Byzantium, this book challenges the "Boswell Thesis" and argues that the ecclesiastical ritual to bless a relationship between two men bears no resemblance to marriage, but has its origins in early monasticism. more...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...