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  • 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$ 182.00

    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$ 182.00

    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$ 210.00

    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...

  • 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...