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  • Dangerous Days in the Roman Empireby Terry Deary

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Westromby Henning Börm

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 20.86

    Der Westen des Imperium Romanum erlebte ab 395 n. Chr. eine Kette von dramatischen Ereignissen und Entwicklungen. 476 wurde der letzte Westkaiser abgesetzt, 554 schaffte Justinian auch den weströmischen Hof ab. Diese Vorgänge, die für Europa den Übergang von der Antike zum Mittelalter markieren, sind oft durch eine "Völkerwanderung" erklärt... 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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Emperors of Romeby David Potter

    Quercus Publishing 2014; Not Available

    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; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Dynastyby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

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  • Roman Imperialismby Andrew Erskine

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    The transformation of Rome from a small central Italian city-state into the sole Mediterranean superpower has long proved fascinating and controversial. At its height the Roman Empire extended from Britain in the North to Libya in the South and from Spain in the West to Syria in the East. It has impressed not only by its extent but also by its longevity.... more...

  • Rome and its Empire, AD 193-284by Olivier Hekster

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 42.99

    This was a time of civil war, anarchy, intrigue, and assassination.Between 193 and 284 the Roman Empire knew more than twenty-five emperors, and an equal number of usurpers. All of them had some measure of success, several of them often ruling different parts of the Empire at the same time. Rome's traditional political institutions slid into vacuity... more...