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  • SPQR: A Roman Miscellanyby Anthony Everitt

    Head of Zeus 2014;

    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 these questions can be found in SPQR,... more...

  • The Gallic Warsby Julius Caesar

    Start Publishing LLC 2014; US$ 1.99

    Caesar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action, most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Caesar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even so, Gaul was extremely important to Rome, as they had been attacked many times by the Gauls. Conquering Gaul allowed Rome to secure the natural... more...

  • On Roman Timeby Michele Renee Salzman

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion... more...

  • Studies in Classical History and Societyby Meyer Reinhold

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 94.99

    Professor Reinhold, a distinguished senior classicist, has produced a fascinating and accessible collection of essays devoted to the study of ancient history. Among the articles included are "The Generation Gap," a major survey exploring myths of the uprising of one generation against another; "Augustus' Conception of Himself," a detailed summary and... more...

  • Ancient Tyrannyby Sian Lewis

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35

    Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic rulers and dynasties of classical Greece and Rome and the changing concepts of tyranny in political thought and culture. It brings together historians, political... more...

  • Lost to the Westby Lars Brownworth

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell?or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire?s existence. Indeed,... more...

  • The History of Rome, Books 1-5by Valerie M. Warrior; Livy

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 14.50

    In addition to Valerie Warrior's crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita , this edition features a general introduction to Livy and his work, extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information, and a chronology of events. Three appendices?on the genealogies of the most prominent political... more...

  • Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provincesby Christopher Howgego; Volker Heuchert; Andrew Burnett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 290.00

    Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, and this authoritative collection of essays, by a team of leading international scholars, introduces and explores the coinage of the whole Roman world, from Britain to Egypt, from 200 BC to AD 300. - ;Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities,... more...

  • Städtische Eliten im römischen Makedonienby Jens Bartels

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    Using the Roman province of Macedonia as an example, this work presents a critical analysis of the generally held opinion among social historians that the society of the Roman Empire was based on a class system. An analysis of the sources, mostly inscriptions, reveals that ? in contrast to the situation elsewhere in the Empire ? here there is no evidence... more...

  • Apocolocyntosisby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; W. H. D. Rouse

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 4.99

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Attributed to Seneca is this political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, Apocolocyntosis or The Pumpkinification of Claudius . The title, meaning "Pumpkinification"... more...