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  • Imperial Rome AD 193 to 284by Clifford Ando

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    A pioneering history of this period of crisisThe Roman empire during the period framed by the accession of Septimus Severus in 193 and the rise of Diocletian in 284 has conventionally been regarded as one of crisis. Between 235 and 284, at least eighteen men held the throne of the empire, for an average of less than three years, a reckoning which does... more...

  • Carthageby R. F. Docter; Ridha Boussoffara; Peter Ter Keurs

    Sidestone Press 2015; US$ 17.50

    Carthage is mainly known as the city that was utterly destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. This book tells the story about this fascinating city, which for centuries was the center of a far-flung trade network in the Mediterranean.Carthage was founded by Phoenician migrants, who settled in the north of what is now Tunisia, probably in the ninth century... more...

  • Holiness and Powerby Rafal Kosinski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The book examines models of relationships between Constantinopolitan holy man and secular and ecclesiastical authorities in the capital of Byzantium. The study explores the ideal underlying the lives of the four Constantinopolitan holy men (Hypatios, Alexander Akoimetos, Daniel the Stylite, Marcellus Akoimetos), which was a reflection... more...

  • Rome at Warby Nathan Rosenstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Historians have long asserted that during and after the Hannibalic War, the Roman Republic's need to conscript men for long-term military service helped bring about the demise of Italy's small farms and that the misery of impoverished citizens then became fuel for the social and political conflagrations of the late republic. Nathan Rosenstein challenges... more...

  • 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...