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  • 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$ 5.41

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dying Every Dayby James Romm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (?Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar? ?Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (?Thrilling? ? The New York Times Book Review ), a  high-stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion,... more...

  • Otiumby Dirk Wiegandt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The concept of otium played a role in competition among Roman aristocrats, but the different meanings of the concept itself have not been studied. The present study traces the development of the concept from leisure, quietude, and idleness by authors, genre, and period from Cicero to Tacitus. more...

  • Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324by Ross Cowan

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history. ... more...

  • The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BCby Andrea Salimbeti; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius. Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive... more...

  • Das Gold der Keltenby Claude Cueni

    Lenos Verlag 2014; US$ 14.99

    58 vor Christus: Ohne Einwilligung des römischen Senats überzieht der völlig verschuldete Prokonsul Gaius Julius Cäsar Gallien mit privaten Raubfeldzügen, denn nur mit dem Gold der Kelten kann er in Rom politisch überleben. In dieser gefahrvollen Zeit flieht der junge Druidenlehrling Korisios gemeinsam mit seiner schönen, aber eigensinnigen Sklavin... more...