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  • The Roman Guide to Slave Managementby Jerry Toner; Mary Beard

    Overlook 2014; US$ 12.99

    Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants?many of them prisoners from Rome?s military conquests?he decided... more...

  • Öffentlichkeit - Monument - Textby Werner Eck; Peter Funke; Manfred G. Schmidt; Marcus Dohnicht; Klaus Hallof; Matthäus Heil

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    The aim of the volume is to study the interaction of inscription, bearer of the inscription and public throughout the Graeco-Roman world. The single sections contain surveys written by leading ancient historians and epigraphists, followed by single studies across all regions of the ancient Mediterranean world. Thus the book presents the topic fundamentally... 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...

  • Das römische Spielewesen in der Spätantikeby Alexander Puk

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Daily life in Late Antiquity was heavily influenced by the tradition of Roman games. This is the first comprehensive study of the world of games in Late Antiquity, with special attention to specific forms of games in the provinces. Using both documentary and archeological sources, the author suggests new regional and chronological differentiations... more...

  • Pompeii's Ashesby Eric Moormann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Pompeii?s Ashes focuses on the many ways Pompeii and Herculaneum feature in fiction, drama, music, and cinema and shows how interest in the oldest running archaeological projects in the world continue until now. It begins with an analysis of their excavation history, and continues with discussions of travelers? reports and their depiction in historical... more...

  • Westromby Henning Börm

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 24.78

    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...

  • Caesarby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    From the very beginning, Caesar's story makes dazzling reading. In his late teens he narrowly avoided execution for opposing the military dictator Sulla. He was decorated for valour in battle, captured and held to ransom by pirates, and almost bankrupted himself by staging games for the masses. As a politician, he quickly gained a reputation as a... more...

  • In The Name Of Romeby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several... more...

  • 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...