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  • The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74by Si Sheppard; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The narrow strip of land now occupied by the modern state of Israel is where all paths from Europe, Asia, and Arabia must come together before they flow into Africa and has been the world's most hotly contested piece of territory for millennia. Occupied by Pompey the Great from 63 BC the region became the Roman province of Iudaea in AD 6. In AD 66... 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...

  • 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 unique... more...

  • Myths Of The Greeks And Romansby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    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, fairy-tales... more...

  • The Emperor Constantineby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    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 art, politics, economics and particularly in religion, the life of Constantine acts... more...

  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    The Romans changed the world. Here is the empire of Rome and the Romans in all their magnificence and their corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization and the Pax Romana, the brutality and the collapse. This volume in the History of Civilization series deals with Rome at the time of her unequalled power from 133 BC to... more...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Fall of Carthageby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    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 most powerful man of his day. And Cleopatra, who had already been Julius Caesar's lover, was the beautiful queen... more...

  • The Fall Of The Westby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    The Fall of the Roman Empire has been a best-selling subject since the 18th century. Since then over 200 discrete reasons have been advanced for the collapse of the western half of the Roman empire. Until very recently, the academic view downplayed the death and destruction, to spin a positive story of the 'world of late antiquity'. Barbarian invasions... more...