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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
The social transformation of the Roman world is a highly topical and much-discussed subject among historians. The importance of kinship in this epochal process has been largely neglected until now. This compendium seeks to close this gap by examining the role of kinship in transforming the social order. It significantly expands our perspective on the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Fully up-to-date, with a wide range of sources, clear translations of documents from inscriptions to letters, and detailed chapters on social phenomena and politics, this is a full study of Ancient Rome from the Early Republic to the death of Caesar. more...
- 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...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95
Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius. Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 as a... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99
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 to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several... more...