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  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without... more...

  • Legions of Romeby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Quercus 2013; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Pagansby James J. O'Donnell

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

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  • 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...

  • Verwandtschaft, Name und soziale Ordnung (300-1000)by Karl Ubl; Steffen Patzold

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The social transformation of the Roman world is a highly topical and much-discussed subject among historians. The importance of kinship in this epochal process has been largely neglected until now. This compendium seeks to close this gap by examining the role of kinship in transforming the social order. It significantly expands our perspective on the... more...

  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland?s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar?s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero,... more...

  • Westromby Henning Börm

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 24.56

    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...

  • The War of the Three Godsby Peter Crawford

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014;

    The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century?with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610?641)?a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians before Heraclius managed... more...