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  • Pagansby James J. O'Donnell

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional? religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine . Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed... more...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... 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...

  • Roman Historyby Titus Livius; John Henry Freese; Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99

    Titus Livius, often known as Livy in English, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita, from its founding (traditionally dated to 753 BC) through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. Livy's writing style was poetic and archaic in contrast to Julius Caesar's and Cicero's styles. Also, he often... more...

  • The Roman Invasion of Britainby Birgitta Hoffmann

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    The purpose of this book is to take what we think we know about the Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources, and compare it with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form... more...

  • The Roman Mother (Routledge Revivals)by Suzanne Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Roman Mother , first published in 1988, traces the traditional Roman attitude towards mothers to its republican origins, examining the diverse roles and the relative power and influence associated with motherhood. The importance of the paterfamilias with his wide-ranging legal rights and obligations is familiar, but much less attention has... more...

  • Roman Readingsby Elaine Fantham

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    This volume presents closely connected articles by Elaine Fantham which deal with Roman responses to Greek literature on three major subjects: the history and criticism of Latin poetry and rhetoric, women in Roman life and dramatic poetry and the poetic representation of children in relation to their mothers and teachers. The volume discusses... 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...

  • Rome Season Twoby Monica S. Cyrino

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Antony and Cleopatra, sex, war, and politics: Rome, Season Two is explored in this exciting collection of original essays. Set in the turbulent years after Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, Season Two of the HBO-BBC series Rome lays bare a city shaken by the violent power struggle between Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son and heir, and Mark Antony,... more...

  • Saviour of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 30.38

    AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome?s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius... more...