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  • Antony and Cleopatraby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available

    The epic story of one of the most famous love affairs in history, by the bestselling author of CAESAR. The love affair between Antony and Cleopatra is one of the most famous stories from the ancient world and has been depicted in countless novels, plays and films. As one of the three men in control of the Roman Empire, Antony was perhaps the... more...

  • In The Name of Romeby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available

    The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest-lasting empire the world has ever seen. The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely... 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...

  • The Emperor Constantineby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    A study of one of the ancient world's most fascinating figures. Fascinating and readable biography by a great populariser of classical civilisation. Directly responsible for momentous transformations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople... more...

  • The Fall Of The Westby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2009; Not Available

    A sweeping narrative of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. The Fall of the Roman Empire has been a best-selling subject since the 18th century. Since then, over 200 very diverse reasons have been advocated for the collapse of the western half of the Roman Empire. Until very recently, the academic view embarrassedly downplayed the violence... more...

  • Roman Civilization: Teach Yourself Ebookby Paula James

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    This remarkable and original introduction to Roman civilization starts with a tour of Rome, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Roman life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today.... 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...

  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    An informative and accessible guide to the Roman world. Grant is 'justly recognised as an expert and civilized guide to the ancient world' THE ECONOMIST The Romans changed the Western world and theirs became the first golden age. This is their empire of magnificence and corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization... more...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    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...