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  • 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$ 4.83

    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...

  • The Roman Republicby David M. Gwynn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and... more...

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Louise Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic significance, particularly to the cultures of the Aegean. Despite... more...

  • Living by the Coinsby Cristian Gazdac; Franz Humer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 23.85

    Hauptbeschreibung After a forty-year gap following the excavations of the 1950s (and even earlier), large archaeological campaigns have been carried out since the 1990s in a quarter (also known as "Spaziergarten", "insula VI"and "Open-Air Museum") of the former "civilian" Roman town of Carnuntum. These new excavations have produced a large quantity... more...

  • Under Another Skyby Charlotte Higgins

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, the Thwaites Wainwright Prize and the 2014 Dolman Travel Book Award This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of ?Roman Britain? has meant to those who came after Britain?s 400-year stint as province of Rome ? from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth... more...