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  • Cosmopolitanism and Empireby Myles Lavan; Richard E. Payne; John Weisweiler

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 76.49

    Cosmopolitanism and Empire traces the development of cosmopolitan cultural techniques through which ancient empires managed difference in order to establish regimes of domination. Its case studies of Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires combine to demonstrate the centrality of cosmopolitanism to the establishment and endurance of trans-cultural... more...

  • The Trial of Socratesby I.F. Stone

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.49

    The story behind why the birthplace of democracy condemned its most renowned philosopher to death? more...

  • SPQR: A Roman Miscellanyby Anthony Everitt

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 10.49

    A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Anthony Everitt

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 16.99

    A gripping account of the ascent of Rome ? from small agrarian backwater to capital of the world's greatest empire. more...

  • On Roman Timeby Michele Renee Salzman

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.01

    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...

  • Aeneidby Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    A PEN CENTER USA 2006 Literary Award Finalist. Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking... more...

  • Städtische Eliten im römischen Makedonienby Jens Bartels

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 170.45

    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... more...

  • Marcus Aurelius’ Rain Miracle and the Marcomannic Warsby Peter Kovacs

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    The rain and lightning miracles are the best-known events of Marcus Aurelius' northern wars. Several pagan and Christian versions existed in Antiquity. The author studies and publishes the sources and the development of the legend from Antiquity to the 14th century. more...

  • A Bitter Chillby Jane Finnis

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    We reached the road, and Lucius turned and looked at me seriously. ''I'm sorry to bring all this trouble to your door, Sis. But just remember - whatever you hear about me, if it's something dishonourable, don't believe it. I'll get through this, and earn back my place on the Governor's staff, but not by doing anything to be ashamed of.'' - From A Bitter... 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...