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  • 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...

  • Julius Caesarby Bill Yenne; Wesley K. Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 22.99

    No ancient ruler inspired more legends than Julius Caesar. Under his leadership, Rome conquered territory throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, reaching the North Sea and conducting the first Roman invasion of Great Britain. His tactical acumen and intuitive understanding of how armies work birthed a military structure that allowed Roman generals... more...

  • The Victor's Crownby David Potter

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 15.45

    What is sport and why do we love it? These two questions drive David Potter's analysis of the western tradition of competitive athletics from eighth century BC to the sixth century AD. The story of ancient sport offers a paradigm for the tale of sport in our own time. Incorporating the latest research, 'The Victor's Crown' opens with an analysis of... more...

  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.57

    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...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 21.80

    '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.... more...

  • The Twelve Caesarsby Matthew Dennison

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    An unforgettable depiction of the Roman empire at the height of its power and reach, and an elegantly sensational retelling of the lives and times of the twelve Caesars One of the them was a military genius, one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned, another earned the nickname "sphincter artist". Six of their number were assassinated,... more...

  • Die Soldatenkaiserby Michael Sommer; Uwe Puschner; Kai Brodersen; Veit Rosenberger

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 17.25

    Das Römische Reich stand im 3. Jh. n.Chr. am Abgrund: militärisch, politisch, sozial und fiskalisch. War es eine "Weltkrise", die der antike Mittelmeerraum unter den Soldatenkaisern durchlitt? Dieser Band zeichnet die verschiedenen Aspekte nach und versucht sich in einer Deutung: Nicht eine alle Lebensbereiche erfassende Krise erschütterte... more...

  • Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyondby Geoff W. Adams

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 99.99

    This book will be of interest to any person, whether an interested person, 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...