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  • Crisis and Constitutionalismby Benjamin Straumann

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99

    The crisis and fall of the Roman Republic spawned a tradition of political thought that sought to evade the Republic's fate--despotism. Thinkers from Cicero to Bodin, Montesquieu, and the American Founders saw constitutionalism, not virtue, as the remedy. This study traces Roman constitutional thought from antiquity to the Revolutionary Era. more...

  • History of the Roman Peopleby Allen M. Ward; Fritz M. Heichelheim; Cedric A. Yeo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 103.95

    A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological... more...

  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable... more...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    Orion 2011; US$ 15.99

    A visceral history of Pompeii - the living city brought back to life. 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... more...

  • On Roman Timeby Michele Renee Salzman

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion... more...

  • Aeneidby Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    A PEN CENTER USA 2006 Literary Award Finalist. Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking... more...

  • Städtische Eliten im römischen Makedonienby Jens Bartels

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    Using the Roman province of Macedonia as an example, this work presents a critical analysis of the generally held opinion among social historians that the society of the Roman Empire was based on a class system. An analysis of the sources, mostly inscriptions, reveals that ? in contrast to the situation elsewhere in the Empire ? here there... more...

  • Marcus Aurelius’ Rain Miracle and the Marcomannic Warsby Peter Kovacs

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    The rain and lightning miracles are the best-known events of Marcus Aurelius' northern wars. Several pagan and Christian versions existed in Antiquity. The author studies and publishes the sources and the development of the legend from Antiquity to the 14th century. more...

  • A Bitter Chillby Jane Finnis

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    We reached the road, and Lucius turned and looked at me seriously. ''I'm sorry to bring all this trouble to your door, Sis. But just remember - whatever you hear about me, if it's something dishonourable, don't believe it. I'll get through this, and earn back my place on the Governor's staff, but not by doing anything to be ashamed of.'' - From A Bitter... more...

  • The Golden Asseby Lucius Apuleius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety.The protagonist of the novel may in fact be the author himself. His first name is revealed to be Lucius; at the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself.... more...