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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95
In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii , Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00
In a series of case studies, the contributions assess the extent to which in the Ancient World control over large territories relied on the settlement of active or retired soldiers. The central question is that of the link between the historical situation of the foundation, those involved, and the location of the settlement on the one... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 119.99
A comparison of the personalities and careers of two of the greatest of the early Christian Fathers, Ambrose and John Chrysostom. Both were profoundly influenced by monasticism and its ascetic worldview - perhaps the most dynamic development in the Christian culture of the fourth century - and both were also concerned with the Church's social role. more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99
The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 15.99
A visceral history of Pompeii - the living city brought back to life. This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of our collective popular imagination. Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 3.49
This Modern Library eBook edition collects all three volumes of Edward Gibbon?s towering masterpiece of classical history The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ?complete and unabridged. Edward Gibbon?s magnum opus narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in... more...
- Rizzoli 2013; US$ 26.95
In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
J.K. Evans? pioneering work explores the profound changes in the social, economic and legal condition of Roman women, which, it is argued, were necessary consequences of two centuries of near-continuous warfare as Rome expanded from city-state to empire. Bridging the gap that has isolated the specialised studies of Roman women and children from the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
The legacy of Rome is still very much with us in Europe. It forms part of our cultural backdrop, and is enshrined in the European mind, whether through classical literature, education and jurisprudence, or spectacular ruins. In Rome and Its Empire , first published in 1989, Stephen Johnson examines our understanding of the archaeological aspects... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 13.99
In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest... more...