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  • The Art of Forgettingby Harriet I. Flower

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Elite Romans periodically chose to limit or destroy the memory of a leading citizen who was deemed an unworthy member of the community. Sanctions against memory could lead to the removal or mutilation of portraits and public inscriptions. Harriet Flower provides the first chronological overview of the development of this Roman practice--an instruction... more...

  • The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italyby Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads, and public and private latrines. Through the archeological record, graffiti, sanitation-related paintings, and literature, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow... more...

  • Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empireby Fred K. Drogula

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice.... more...

  • Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosiusby R. Malcolm Errington

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    The division of the late Roman Empire into two theoretically cooperating parts by the brothers Valentinian and Valens in 364 deeply influenced many aspects of government in each of the divisions. Although the imperial policies during this well-documented and formative period are generally understood to have been driven by the religious and ideological... more...

  • Rivers and the Power of Ancient Romeby Brian Campbell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome , Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman... more...

  • Daily Life in Ancient Romeby Brian K. Harvey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 20.50

    "One really must admire Harvey?s achievement in this sourcebook. With just 350 passages (more than half of them consisting of Latin inscriptions, from all over Rome?s empire), Harvey manages to give his readers a real sense of Roman private values and behaviors. His translations of the original texts are superb?both accurate and elegant. And he contextualizes... more...

  • Crisis and Constitutionalismby Benjamin Straumann

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99

    The crisis and fall of the Roman Republic spawned a tradition of political thought that sought to evade the Republic's fate--despotism. Thinkers from Cicero to Bodin, Montesquieu, and the American Founders saw constitutionalism, not virtue, as the remedy. This study traces Roman constitutional thought from antiquity to the Revolutionary Era. more...

  • On Roman Timeby Michele Renee Salzman

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion... more...

  • Aeneidby Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    A PEN CENTER USA 2006 Literary Award Finalist. Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking... more...

  • Städtische Eliten im römischen Makedonienby Jens Bartels

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Using the Roman province of Macedonia as an example, this work presents a critical analysis of the generally held opinion among social historians that the society of the Roman Empire was based on a class system. An analysis of the sources, mostly inscriptions, reveals that ? in contrast to the situation elsewhere in the Empire ? here there... more...