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  • Militärsiedlungen und Territorialherrschaft in der Antikeby Frank Daubner

    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...

  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    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...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    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...

  • Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged)by Edward Gibbon; Gian Battista Piranesi; Daniel J. Boorstin

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 80.85

    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...

  • The Reach of Romeby Alberto Angela; Gregory Conti

    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...

  • War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome (Routledge Revivals)by John K. Evans

    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...

  • Rome and Its Empire (Routledge Revivals)by Stephen Johnson

    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...

  • The Consolation of Philosophyby Boethius

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain. more...

  • The Great Roman-Jewish Warby Flavius Josephus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    An eyewitness account of a historical turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and all of Western civilization, The Great Roman-Jewish War chronicles the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from A.D. 66?70. Its author was a leader among the Jewish resistance in Roman occupied Judea during the first century ? until he switched sides and collaborated... more...

  • The Annalsby Tacitus; Alfred John Church; William Jackson Brodribb

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.99

    "The first writer in the world, without a single exception," declared Thomas Jefferson of Tacitus, proclaiming this book "a compound of history and morality of which we have no other example." The ancient historian wrote this vital chronicle of Imperial Rome during the great civilization's decline. It spans A.D. 14-68, painting incisive psychological... more...