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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
Lucan?s Bellum Civile ( Pharsalia ) is traditionally read as a political critique of the Principate. However, several features of this text run counter to this interpretation. This study reexamines Lucan?s work using the model of the unreliable narrator to illuminate its portrayal of contradictory structures in Nero?s Principate. The... more...
- 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...
- Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available
The story of the Athenian Golden Age by one of the world's pre-eminent classical historians. The Golden Age of ancient Greek city-state civilization lasted from 490 to 336 BC, the period between the first wars against Persia and Carthage and the accession of Alexander the Great. Never has there been such a multiplication of talents and genius... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00
Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon ?his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic?with Dynasty , a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors. Dynasty continues Rubicon 's story,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 174.99
The Roman empire during the period framed by the accession of Septimus Severus in 193 and the rise of Diocletian in 284 has conventionally been regarded as one of 'crisis'. Between 235 and 284, at least eighteen men held the throne of the empire, for an average of less than three years, a reckoning which does not take into account all the relatives... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 48.99
In 146 BC the armies of Rome destroyed Carthage and emerged as the decisive victors of the Third Punic War. The Carthaginian population was sold and its territory became the Roman province of Africa. In the same year and on the other side of the Mediterranean Roman troops sacked Corinth, the final blow in the defeat of the Achaean conspiracy: thereafter... more...