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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 7.44
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... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 14.09
?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. With Nero dead,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99
Lucan, grandson of Seneca the Rhetorician, and nephew of Seneca the Philosopher, was a remarkable and precocious product of the stimulating literary climate promoted by Nero.His epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, unfinished at the time of his death, stands beside the poems of Virgil and Ovid in the first rank of Latin epic. The work... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 47.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99
The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
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...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.09
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
In this book, prominent historians apply Mediterranean paradigms to Classical Mediterranean Antiquty (Greece and Rome), allowing for a new approach to the ancient world and enhancing antiquity's relevance to the understanding of other historical periods as well as our contemporary world. This book was previously published as a special issue of the... more...