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  • Handbuch der Text- und Sozialgeschichte Osteuropasby Siegfried Tornow

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 47.13

    Mit dem Ende der Sowjetunion und der Auflösung des Ostblocks stellt sich die Frage nach den Regionen Europas neu. Siegfried Tornow wendet sich gegen den Begriff Mitteleuropa und geht von der Zweiteilung Europas aus: Trennlinie ist die Elbe, die um 800 die Ostgrenze des Frankenreichs bildet und um 1500 als Westgrenze der Leibeigenschaft wieder erscheint.... more...

  • Dynastyby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon ?his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic?with Dynasty , a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.   Dynasty continues Rubicon 's story,... more...

  • TRAC 2014by Tom Brindle; Martyn Allen; Emma Durham

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 17.50

    This volume contains a selection of papers presented at TRAC 2014, as well as some invited contributions. In keeping with the aims of TRAC, several papers make make innovative use of interdisciplinary theory: in humanistic geography, philosophy and archaeology; social psychology; and the cognitive science of religion in the study of Roman monuments,... more...

  • Civil Warby Lucan; Brian Walters; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 14.95

    Written in the reign of Nero?the emperor against whom Lucan was implicated in a conspiracy and by whom he was compelled to commit suicide at the age of 25?the poet's dark, ambiguous, unfinished masterpiece focuses on the disintegration of the Roman body politic and the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ultimately lead to the end of the Roman... more...

  • Saviour of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78 US$ 20.00

    AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome?s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius... more...

  • Vitruvianismby Paolo Sanvito

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vitruvius' De architectura , the only extant work from Antiquity dedicated to Architecture, has had a rich and diverse reception history. The present volume aims to highlight the different aspects of this history, showing how Vitruvius' work was systematically and continuously misunderstood to justify innovation. Its comprehensive and... more...

  • Rome Season Twoby Monica S. Cyrino

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Antony and Cleopatra, sex, war, and politics: Rome, Season Two is explored in this exciting collection of original essays. Set in the turbulent years after Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, Season Two of the HBO-BBC series Rome lays bare a city shaken by the violent power struggle between Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son and heir, and Mark Antony,... more...

  • Inside Roman Librariesby George W. Houston

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Libraries of the ancient world have long held a place in the public imagination. Even in antiquity, the library at Alexandria was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little research to discover what was inside these libraries, how the collections came into being and evolved, and who selected and maintained the holdings. In this engaging... more...

  • Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empireby William A. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 37.99

    In Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire , William Johnson examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome, with a focus on specific communities witnessed in surviving literary sources and in the papyri. The result is a rich cultural history of individual reading communities that differentiate themselves... more...

  • Medusa's Gazeby Marina Belozerskaya

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Medusa's Gaze provides the first dedicated account of the origins and extraordinary survival of an exquisite agate bowl from ancient Alexandria to the modern day as it passed through the hands of some of history's most influential, and colorful, characters. more...