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  • The Roman Invasion of Britainby Birgitta Hoffmann

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    The purpose of this book is to take what we think we know about the Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources, and compare it with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form... more...

  • The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)by Dr Geza Alfoldy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history ? Alföldy?s approach brings... more...

  • Emperors of Romeby David Potter

    Quercus 2014; US$ 5.99

    The Emperors of Rome charts the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through profiles of the greatest and most notorious of the emperors, from the autocratic Augustus to the feeble Claudius, the vicious Nero to the beneficent Marcus Aurelius, through to the maniac Commodus and beyond. Interwoven with these are vivid descriptions of sports and art,... more...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... more...

  • Dynastyby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon ?his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic?with Dynasty , a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.   Dynasty continues Rubicon 's story,... more...

  • TRAC 2014by Tom Brindle; Martyn Allen; Emma Durham

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 17.50

    This volume contains a selection of papers presented at TRAC 2014, as well as some invited contributions. In keeping with the aims of TRAC, several papers make make innovative use of interdisciplinary theory: in humanistic geography, philosophy and archaeology; social psychology; and the cognitive science of religion in the study of Roman monuments,... more...

  • Civil Warby Lucan; Brian Walters; W. R. Johnson

    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...

  • Vitruvianismby Paolo Sanvito

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 89.80

    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...