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  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 4.82

    It was really the army?s fault. Bored with respectable middle-aged generals, they picked Elagabalus, thirteen-year-old high priest of a Syrian sun-god, to be Emperor of Rome. Golden-haired, handsome as a god, a brilliant charioteer with a passion for stable boys ? this wilful adolescent was hardly a fit successor to Caesar and Augustus. With real... more...

  • The Golden Asseby Lucius Apuleius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety.The protagonist of the novel may in fact be the author himself. His first name is revealed to be Lucius; at the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself.... more...

  • Handbuch der Text- und Sozialgeschichte Osteuropasby Siegfried Tornow

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 47.13

    Mit dem Ende der Sowjetunion und der Auflösung des Ostblocks stellt sich die Frage nach den Regionen Europas neu. Siegfried Tornow wendet sich gegen den Begriff Mitteleuropa und geht von der Zweiteilung Europas aus: Trennlinie ist die Elbe, die um 800 die Ostgrenze des Frankenreichs bildet und um 1500 als Westgrenze der Leibeigenschaft wieder erscheint.... more...

  • The Historiesby Cornelius Tacitus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Histories (Latin: Historiae) is a book by Tacitus, written c. 100–110, which covers the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasian, and the rule of the Flavian Dynasty (69–96) up to the death of Domitian.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • The Historiesby Tacitus; Rhiannon Ash

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    In AD68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, though not of chaos. In the surviving books of his Histories the barrister-historian Tacitus, writing some thirty years after the events he describes, gives us a detailed account based on excellent authorities. In the 'long... more...

  • Imperial Roman Warships 27 BC?193 ADby Raffaele D?Amato

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 13.95

    The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a Navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was only the existence of the fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. At the height of its power the Roman Navy employed tens of thousands of... more...

  • Inside Roman Librariesby George W. Houston

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Libraries of the ancient world have long held a place in the public imagination. Even in antiquity, the library at Alexandria was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little research to discover what was inside these libraries, how the collections came into being and evolved, and who selected and maintained the holdings. In this engaging... more...

  • Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conquerorby Bill Yenne; Wesley K. Clark

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    No ancient ruler inspired more legends than Julius Caesar. Under his leadership, Rome conquered territory throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, reaching the North Sea and conducting the first Roman invasion of Great Britain. His tactical acumen and intuitive understanding of how armies work birthed a military structure that allowed Roman generals... more...

  • Kommunikationsräume im kaiserzeitlichen Romby Felix Mundt

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 0.00

    The ancient city of Rome can be understood as an ensemble of monuments, as aspace of actionfor its inhabitants, as a literary construction. Communication took place in it, about it and through it; that is by means of furnishing it with a conscious programme of buildings and works of art. From the perspective of various classical disciplines,... more...

  • Life in Roman Britainby Ken Dark; Petra Dark

    The History Press 2012; US$ 1.44

    <div>What was it like to live in Roman Britain? What sort of house would you have lived in? What sort of clothes would you have worn? This book takes us back in time to see what it was really like to live in Roman Britain, what kind of sights and smells would be around us, and what our daily lives would have involved.</div> more...