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  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 21.82

    '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$ 17.35

    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...

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Louise Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

     While traditional archaeologies in the East Mediterranean have tended to be reductive in their approach to material culture and how it was produced, used, and exchanged, this book reviews current research on material culture, focusing on issues such as the biography of objects, inalienable possessions, and hybridization ? exploring how these issues... more...

  • Living by the Coinsby Cristian Gazdac; Franz Humer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 29.16

    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...

  • Tecniche teatrali e formazione dell?oratore in Quintilianoby Francesca Romana Nocchi

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    The volume focuses on the evidence of scenic art present in Quintilian?s Institutio oratoria to verify its influence on the education of the speaker. The enquiry will also make reference to all Greek and Latin sources useful in highlighting the mutual dependence between oratory and theater from the fifth century B.C. to the second century A.D. more...

  • Under Another Skyby Charlotte Higgins

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.54

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize 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 Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and W.H. Auden. What does Roman... more...

  • The Teacher in Ancient Romeby Lisa Maurice

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    Although a number of general books about ancient education have been published over the last few decades, none of these books emphasize the teacher. The Teacher in Ancient Rome: The Magister and His World, by Lisa Maurice, aims to correct this and provides a wide-ranging survey of the personal and professional life of the schoolteacher in ancient Rome.... more...