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  • The Roman Republicby David M. Gwynn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    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... 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...

  • The Fall of Carthageby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely... 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 a... more...

  • Myths Of The Greeks And Romansby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    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 and private lives. This book discusses not only the purely fictional myths,... more...

  • The Emperor Constantineby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    Fascinating and readable biography by a great populariser of classical civilisation. Directly responsible for momentuos transformwations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - events which rank amongst the most significant in history. In... more...

  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    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 and the Pax Romana, the brutality and the collapse. more...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    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 have synthesised the latest research into Pompeii to bring this period... more...