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  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.12

    From the author of Knight WIth Armour more...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.78

    ?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$ 18.99

    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$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Louise Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic significance, particularly to the cultures of the Aegean. Despite... more...

  • Living by the Coinsby Cristian Gazdac; Franz Humer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 23.90

    Hauptbeschreibung After a forty-year gap following the excavations of the 1950s (and even earlier), large archaeological campaigns have been carried out since the 1990s in a quarter (also known as "Spaziergarten", "insula VI"and "Open-Air Museum") of the former "civilian" Roman town of Carnuntum. These new excavations have produced a large quantity... more...

  • Under Another Skyby Charlotte Higgins

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, the Thwaites Wainwright Prize and the 2014 Dolman Travel Book Award This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of ?Roman Britain? has meant to those who came after Britain?s 400-year stint as province of Rome ? from the medieval mythographer-historian... more...

  • The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74by Si Sheppard; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The narrow strip of land now occupied by the modern state of Israel is where all paths from Europe, Asia, and Arabia must come together before they flow into Africa and has been the world's most hotly contested piece of territory for millennia. Occupied by Pompey the Great from 63 BC the region became the Roman province of Iudaea in AD 6. In AD 66... more...

  • Dying Every Dayby James Romm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    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...