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  • The Gladiatorby Alan Baker

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.60

    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...

  • The Caesarsby Suetonius; Donna W. Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 13.50

    “Donna Hurley has done a sterling job in providing us with both an Introduction to Suetonius and a translation of The Caesars that we can confidently recommend to students. Her Introduction summarizes a complex topic succinctly and is informative without being overwhelming, set at an ideal level for the student and intelligent enthusiast. Her... 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...

  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.37

    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...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiarum Fragmenta orationes epistulaeby Rodolfo Funari; Antonio La Penna

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 207.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in Sallustian studies... more...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 11.20

    '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$ 17.99

    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...

  • 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 party, student, or scholar of the Roman Empire. It highlights the way in which we should consider ancient figures?be they good or bad. more...