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  • War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome (Routledge Revivals)by John K. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    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. J.K. Evans? investigation ranges from Cicero?s wife Terentia to the anonymous spouse of the peasant-soldier... more...

  • 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...

  • Julius Caesarby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    A military genius worshiped for his courage; a fierce politician admired for his shrewdness and mercy; a brilliant writer and speaker. It's no wonder that in his lifetime Julius Caesar held the positions of military tribune, praetor, consul, pro-consul and dictator. But even his astounding ambition could not make him emperor, though it did achieve... more...

  • Hannibalby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    History has it that when Hannibal was a young boy, his father, ruler of Carthage, held his son over a fire and made him swear eternal enmity toward Rome. It was not necessary: the fire already burned in Hannibal?s breast. In time that flame would destroy the flower of the Roman legions. In an almost unbelievable feat of courage and endurance, Hannibal... more...