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  • 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...

  • The Annalsby Cornelius Tacitus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Annals (Latin: Annales) is a history book by Tacitus covering the reign of the four Roman Emperors succeeding to Caesar Augustus. The parts of the work that survived from antiquity cover most of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero.The title Annals was probably not given by Tacitus, but derives from the fact that he treated this history in a year-by-year... more...

  • The Historiesby Cornelius Tacitus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Histories (Latin: Historiae) is a book by Tacitus, written c. 100–110, which covers the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasian, and the rule of the Flavian Dynasty (69–96) up to the death of Domitian.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • The Gladiatorby Alan Baker

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.36

    Alan Baker weaves an extraordinary, vivid picture of Roman life as his compelling and evocative history tells the story of Rome's most notable gladiators. They were condemned and feared by emperors, slaughtered and adored by the masses and worshipped by their female fans, yet their lives were invariably violently short. Whether their... more...

  • Roman Readingsby Elaine Fantham

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    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 among... more...

  • Monument und Inschriftby Werner Eck; Walter Ameling; Johannes Heinrichs

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    One of the most important forms of senatorial representation was a monument embellished with an inscription. Inscription and monumentwere always intimately related, so that epigraphy and the study ofancient historyare challenged to workmore closely with archaeology. Only in this way is it possible to establish a correct understanding of how senators... more...

  • Tradition und Erneuerungby Christiane Reitz; Norbert Kramer

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    Following the confusion that accompanied the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the Flavians succeeded in restoring stability to Rome. This volume of papers deals with the media strategies which were employed to help overcome a difficult initial situation and to master the crisis, thus establishing prosperous conditions in Rome and the Empire. 18... more...

  • A Brief Guide to Classical Civilizationby Stephen Kershaw

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 13.11

    A general introduction to the classical world from its origins to the fall of the Roman Empire. The book focuses on questions of how we know about Classical civilization from archaeology and history; deals with the Mycenaean era and the world of Myth and Epic in Homer's Iliad & Odyssey; gives an outline of Greek history in the 5th & 4th Centuries... more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE  KANSAS CITY STAR From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian , comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known.   Emerging as a... more...

  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.69

    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 government... more...