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  • The Shape of the Roman Orderby Daniel J. Gargola

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 44.99

    In recent years, a long-established view of the Roman Empire during its great age of expansion has been called into question by scholars who contend that this model has made Rome appear too much like a modern state. This is especially true in terms of understanding how the Roman government ordered the city--and the world around it--geographically.... more...

  • Arrian of Nicomediaby Philip A. Stadter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek-speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for Alexander the Great and the author of three other major historical works and a number of shorter essays and treatises. This, the first book-length study of Arrian in English in this century, makes... more...

  • The Great Fire of Romeby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. For more than a week the fire spread, engulfing most of the city and nearly burning it to the ground. With its capital in ruins, Rome's powerful empire teetered on the edge of collapse as Nero struggled desperately to save his empireand his... more...

  • Arsacids, Romans and Local Elitesby Jason Schulde; Benjamin Reubin

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 22.88

    For almost 500 years (247 BCE–224 CE), the Arsacid kings of Parthia ruled over a vast multi-cultural empire, which encompassed much of central Asia and the Near East. The inhabitants of this empire included a complex patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian nobility, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their own competing... more...

  • Sinews of Empireby Eivind Seland; Hakon Terigon

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.46

    A recent surge of interest in network approaches to the study of the ancient world has enabled scholars of the Roman Empire to move beyond traditional narratives of domination, resistance, integration and fragmentation. This relational turn has not only offers tools to identify, map, visualize and, in some cases, even quantify interaction based on... more...

  • Caesar's Footprintsby Bijan Omrani

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 16.99

    A thrilling sequence of journeys across France in the footsteps of Caesar and his successors, revealing how the Romans changed the face of France, and of Europe, forever. more...

  • Culture and Society in Later Roman Antiochby Isabella Sandwell; Janet Huskinson

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 20.17

    This collection of papers brings together a broad range of new research and new material on Antioch in the late Roman period (the 2nd to the 7th centuries AD), from the writings of the orator Libanius and the preacher John Chrysostom to the extensive mosaics found in the city and its suburbs. The authors consider the lively issues of identity and ethnicity... more...

  • The Storm Before the Stormby Mike Duncan

    PublicAffairs 2017; US$ 38.00

    The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, it grew from an unremarkable Italian city-state to the dominant superpower of the Mediterranean world. Through it all, the Romans never allowed a single man to seize control of the state. Every year for four hundred years the... more...

  • Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 9by P. C. Buckland; K. F. Hartley; Valery Rigby

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 16.50

    Report on the excavations of eight Roman pottery kilns at Rossington Bridge, Lincolnshire Volume Nine of Journal of Roman Pottery Studies, published by Oxbow Books for the Study Group for Romano- British Pottery contains the long-awaited Rossington Bridge report. Rossington Bridge lies next to the Roman road between Doncaster and Lincoln. Excavations... more...

  • Kaiserkult in den Provinzen des Römischen Reichesby Anne Kolb; Marco Vitale

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Der provinzweite Kaiserkult lässt sich mit S. Price’s Worten als ein „religious system“ oder in Anlehnung an J. Deininger im Sinne einer „politischen Gesamtvertretung der Provinz“ verstehen. Er berührt aber darüber hinaus noch andere Aspekte insbesondere im Bereich der Medien und Geschlechter sowie der Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte.... more...