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  • SPQR: A Roman Miscellanyby Anthony Everitt

    Head of Zeus 2014;

    SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd? The answers to... more...

  • Dangerous Days in the Roman Empireby Terry Deary

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; US$ 5.99

    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 first... more...

  • The Reach of Romeby Alberto Angela; Gregory Conti

    Rizzoli 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like... more...

  • Roman Philosophy and the Good Lifeby Raymond Angelo Belliotti

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    Raymond Angelo Belliotti's Roman Philosophy and the Good Life provides an accessible picture of these major philosophical influences in Rome and details the crucial role they played during times of major social upheaval. Belliotti demonstrates the contemporary relevance of some of the philosophical issues faced by the Romans, and offers ways in which... more...

  • The Coming of Rome (Routledge Revivals)by John Wacher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Coming of Rome , first published in 1979, examines some basic features of Roman Britain: the cities, the towns, and the monuments of an urban culture. J.S. Wacher considers the evidence, mainly from inscriptions, of the people who inhabited or visited Britain during approximately the first two centuries of Roman rule. The Roman conquest of... more...

  • Noricum (Routledge Revivals)by Geza Alfoldy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The Roman province of Noricum occupied most of Austria as well as parts of Italy, Germany and the Balkans. Noricum , first published in 1974, presents a comprehensive history of Noricum, from 400 BC to the end of Roman rule in AD 600. Professor Alföldy?s account is predicated on the methodical interpretation of literary, epigraphic and archaeological... more...

  • Power and Status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284by Inge Mennen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 141.00

    This book deals with changing power and status relations between AD 193 and 284, when the Empire came under tremendous pressure, and presents new insights into the diachronic development of imperial administration and socio-political hierarchies between the second and fourth centuries. 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...

  • Öffentlichkeit - Monument - Textby Werner Eck; Peter Funke; Manfred G. Schmidt; Marcus Dohnicht; Klaus Hallof; Matthäus Heil

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    The aim of the volume is to study the interaction of inscription, bearer of the inscription and public throughout the Graeco-Roman world. The single sections contain surveys written by leading ancient historians and epigraphists, followed by single studies across all regions of the ancient Mediterranean world. Thus the book presents the topic fundamentally... more...

  • Verwandtschaft, Name und soziale Ordnung (300-1000)by Karl Ubl; Steffen Patzold

    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...