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  • The Climax Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    A richly detailed portrait of Rome at the height of its glory. more...

  • The Classical Greeksby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    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 within so limited a period and Michael Grant captures this astonishing civilization at the height... more...

  • Dynastyby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    Tom Holland gained the top degree at Cambridge before earning his Ph.D. at Oxford. An accomplished radio personality in Britain, he has written a highly acclaimed series of adaptations for Radio 4 of Herodotus's  Histories  and Virgil's  Aeneid , followed by Homer's  Iliad  and  Odyssey , and is the author of the novels  The Bone Hunter ,  Slave of... more...

  • Imperial Rome AD 193 to 284: The Critical Centuryby Clifford Ando

    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...

  • Roman Imperialismby Andrew Erskine

    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...

  • Rome and its Empire, AD 193-284by Olivier Hekster

    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...

  • The End of the Roman Republic 146 to 44 BC: Conquest and Crisisby Catherine Steel

    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...

  • The Consolation of Philosophyby Boethius

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Landmark of Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. Comprising a dialogue in alternating prose and verse between Boethius and his spiritual guardian, the book concerns happiness: how to achieve and maintain it amid life's inevitable pain. A cornerstone of medieval humanism. more...

  • The Great Roman-Jewish Warby Flavius Josephus

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    An eyewitness account of a historical turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and all of Western civilization, The Great Roman-Jewish War chronicles the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from A.D. 66?70. Its author was a leader among the Jewish resistance in Roman occupied Judea during the first century ? until he switched sides and collaborated... more...

  • The Annalsby Tacitus; Alfred John Church; William Jackson Brodribb

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.99

    "The first writer in the world, without a single exception," declared Thomas Jefferson of Tacitus, proclaiming this book "a compound of history and morality of which we have no other example." The ancient historian wrote this vital chronicle of Imperial Rome during the great civilization's decline. It spans A.D. 14-68, painting incisive psychological... more...