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  • 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...

  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    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 drama.... more...

  • The Empire Stops Hereby Philip Parker

    Random House 2010; US$ 21.19

    The Roman Empire was the largest and most enduring of the ancient world. From its zenith under Augustus and Trajan in the first century AD to its decline and fall amidst the barbarian invasions of the fifth century, the Empire guarded and maintained a frontier that stretched for 5,000 kilometres, from Carlisle to Cologne, from Augsburg to Antioch,... more...

  • The Thoughts of Marcus Aureliusby Marcus Aurelius; George Long

    The Floating Press 1894; US$ 4.99

    In addition to the acclaim he garnered as a military leader and as Roman Emperor in the years 161 to 180, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus is regarded as one of the key figures in the philosophical school of thought known as Stoicism. This collection of essays and aphorisms offers a comprehensive introduction to Marcus Aurelius' unique take on life and... more...

  • The Wars of Justinianby Prokopios; H. B. Dewing; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 25.50

    A fully-outfitted edition of Prokopios' late Antique masterpiece of military history and ethnography--for the 21st-century reader. "At last . . . the translation that we have needed for so long: a fresh, lively, readable, and faithful rendering of Prokopios' Wars , which in a single volume will make this fundamental work of late ancient history-writing... more...

  • Ancient Romeby Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    A companion volume to the highly successful and widely used Ancient Greece , this  Sourcebook  is a valuable resource for students at all levels studying ancient Rome. Lynda Garland and Matthew Dillon present an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Providing a comprehensive coverage of... more...

  • War, Women and Children in Ancient Romeby John K. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    J.K. Evans? pioneering work explores the profound changes in the social, economic and legal condition of Roman women, which, it is argued, were necessary consequences of two centuries of near-continuous warfare as Rome expanded from city-state to empire. Bridging the gap that has isolated the specialised studies of Roman women and children from the... more...

  • The World of Pompeiiby Pedar Foss; John J. Dobbins

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also ? for the first time ? the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the... 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...

  • SPQR: A Roman Miscellanyby Anthony Everitt

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 8.74

    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...