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  • Dangerous Days in the Roman Empireby Terry Deary

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is the first in a new adult series by Terry Deary, the author of the hugely bestselling Horrible Histories, popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and sharp wit, and among adults for engaging children (and themselves) with history. The Romans have long been held up as one of the... more...

  • The Roman Guide to Slave Managementby Jerry Toner; Mary Beard

    Overlook 2014; US$ 12.99

    Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants?many of them prisoners from Rome?s military conquests?he decided... more...

  • Rome and Its Empireby Stephen Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The legacy of Rome is still very much with us in Europe. It forms part of our cultural backdrop, and is enshrined in the European mind, whether through classical literature, education and jurisprudence, or spectacular ruins. In Rome and Its Empire , first published in 1989, Stephen Johnson examines our understanding of the archaeological aspects... more...

  • Pompeii's Ashesby Eric Moormann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Pompeii?s Ashes focuses on the many ways Pompeii and Herculaneum feature in fiction, drama, music, and cinema and shows how interest in the oldest running archaeological projects in the world continue until now. It begins with an analysis of their excavation history, and continues with discussions of travelers? reports and their depiction in historical... more...

  • Legions of Romeby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Quercus 2013; US$ 14.99

    No book on Roman history has attempted to do what Stephen Dando-Collins does in Legions of Rome : to provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force. The author has spent the last thirty years collecting every scrap of available evidence from numerous sources: stone and bronze inscriptions, coins,... more...

  • Emperors of Romeby David Potter

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    The Emperors of Rome charts the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through profiles of the greatest and most notorious of the emperors, from the autocratic Augustus to the feeble Claudius, the vicious Nero to the beneficent Marcus Aurelius, through to the maniac Commodus and beyond. Interwoven with these are vivid descriptions of sports and art,... more...

  • The Trial of Socratesby I.F. Stone

    Head of Zeus 2015;

    The Athens of Socrates's time has gone down in history as the very place where democracy and freedom of speech were born. Yet this city put Socrates, its most famous philosopher, to death. Presumably this was because it citizens did not like what he was teaching. Yet he had been teaching there all his life, unmolested. Why did they wait until he... more...

  • Pagansby James J. O'Donnell

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional? religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine . Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed... more...

  • The History of Rome (Livy's Rome), Books 1 to 36by Titus Livius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Livy's History of Rome was in demand from the publication of the first packet. Livy became so famous that a man from Cadiz travelled to Rome just to see him, and once he had seen, returned home.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • Das Recht der 'Soldatenkaiser' / Law in the third centuryby Ulrike Babusiaux; Anne Kolb

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The essays in this volume examine continuities and ruptures in the legal system of the ?soldier-emperor.? What were the interactions between crisis and the law? Does political instability explain changes in the development of the law? Is there evidence of specifically regional legal pathways? Are there unique features in private law? Drawing upon legal... more...