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  • Quantifying the Roman Economyby Alan Bowman; Andrew Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 43.99

    The first volume in a new series, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy: a collection of essays, edited by the series editors, focusing on the economic performance of the Roman empire, and suggesting how we can derive a quantified account of economic growth and contraction in the period of the empire's greatest extent and prosperity. more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    ? Chicago Sun-Times   ?An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city?s 500-year rise to empire.? ?Kirkus Reviews   ?Rome?s history abounds with remarkable figures. . . . Everitt writes for the informed and the uninformed general reader alike, in a brisk, conversational style, with a modern attitude of skepticism and realism.?... 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...

  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 4.86

    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...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.68

    ?The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.? Tacitus, The Histories AD 68. The Emperor Nero?s erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead,... more...

  • Civil Warby Lucan; Susan H. Braund

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    Lucan, grandson of Seneca the Rhetorician, and nephew of Seneca the Philosopher, was a remarkable and precocious product of the stimulating literary climate promoted by Nero. His epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, unfinished at the time of his death, stands beside the poems of Virgil and Ovid in the first rank of Latin epic. The... more...

  • Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyondby Geoff W. Adams

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 44.99

    This book will be of interest to any person, whether an interested party, student, or scholar of the Roman Empire. It highlights the way in which we should consider ancient figures?be they good or bad. more...

  • Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy Before the Roman Empireby J. H. Crouwel

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy before the Roman Empire presents evidence for transport by wheeled vehicle in Italy before the Roman Imperial period, the beginning of which is often thought to be marked by Augustuss conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The study begins with a glossary of technical terms and with evidence for roads and the animals... more...