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  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • The Thoughts of Marcus Aureliusby Marcus Aurelius; George Long

    The Floating Press 1894; US$ 4.99

    In addition to the acclaim he garnered as a military leader and as Roman Emperor in the years 161 to 180, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is regarded as one of the key figures in the philosophical school of thought known as Stoicism. This collection of essays and aphorisms offers a comprehensive introduction to Marcus Aurelius' unique take on life and... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empireby Eric Nelson

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire',... 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 Roman Republicby David M. Gwynn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and... 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...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    ***Please note that this ebook does not contain the photo insert that appears in the print book.*** The ash of Mt. Vesuvius preserves a living record of the complex and exhilarating society it instantly obliterated two thousand years ago. In this highly readable, lavishly illustrated book, Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence marshal cutting-edge archaeological... more...

  • Caesarby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    From the very beginning, Caesar's story makes dazzling reading. In his late teens he narrowly avoided execution for opposing the military dictator Sulla. He was decorated for valour in battle, captured and held to ransom by pirates, and almost bankrupted himself by staging games for the masses. As a politician, he quickly gained a reputation... more...

  • Jews In The Roman Worldby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    In describing the triangular relationship among the Jews, the Romans and the Greeks, Michael Grant treats one of the most significant themes in world history. Unlike almost all the other subject nations of the Roman empire, the Jews have survived and have maintained a religious and cultural identity that is substantially unchanged. They provide... more...

  • Myths Of The Greeks And Romansby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    Myths of the Greeks and Romans is an essential guide to ancient literature The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably interwoven with the entire fabric of their public... more...