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  • A Short History of Byzantiumby John Julius Norwich

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 27.18

    With wit, intelligence and his trademark eye for riveting detail, John Julius Norwich has brought together the most important and fascinating events from his trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine empire. more...

  • The Silver Eagleby Ben Kane

    Random House 2009; US$ 11.18

    The second novel in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles takes Romulus, Brennus, Tarquinius and Fabiola, and places them in ever greater danger The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with good reason... more...

  • The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)by Dr Geza Alfoldy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history ? Alföldy?s approach brings... more...

  • Spartaby Michael Whitby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan history and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such... more...

  • Studies in Classical History and Societyby Meyer Reinhold

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 104.99

    Professor Reinhold, a distinguished senior classicist, has produced a fascinating and accessible collection of essays devoted to the study of ancient history. Among the articles included are "The Generation Gap," a major survey exploring myths of the uprising of one generation against another; "Augustus' Conception of Himself," a detailed summary and... more...

  • Städtische Eliten im römischen Makedonienby Jens Bartels

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    Using the Roman province of Macedonia as an example, this work presents a critical analysis of the generally held opinion among social historians that the society of the Roman Empire was based on a class system. An analysis of the sources, mostly inscriptions, reveals that ? in contrast to the situation elsewhere in the Empire ? here there... 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...

  • Tradition und Erneuerungby Norbert Kramer; Christiane Reitz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    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... 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 Geoffrey of Monmouth... 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...