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  • 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...

  • Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantiumby Claudia Rapp

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99

    The first exhaustive treatment of ritual brotherhood in Byzantium, this book challenges the "Boswell Thesis" and argues that the ecclesiastical ritual to bless a relationship between two men bears no resemblance to marriage, but has its origins in early monasticism. 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...

  • The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantineby Michael Simkins; Ronald Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    The year AD 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided in the words of his biographer 'to build a wall to separate... more...

  • A Place at the Altarby Meghan J. DiLuzio

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was... more...

  • 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...

  • Utopia Antiquaby Rhiannon Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Utopia Antiqua is a fresh look at narratives of the Golden Age and decline in ancient Roman literature of the late Republic and imperial period. Through the lens of utopian theory, Rhiannon Evans looks at the ways that Roman authors, such as Virgil, Ovid and Tacitus, use and reinvent Greek myths of the ages, considering them in their historical... more...

  • The Closing of the Western Mindby Charles Freeman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A radical and powerful reappraisal of the impact of Constantine?s adoption of Christianity on the later Roman world, and on the subsequent development both of Christianity and of Western civilization. When the Emperor Contstantine converted to Christianity in 368 AD, he changed the course of European history in ways that continue to have repercussions... more...

  • Wars of the Jews or, Jewish War or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalemby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the the Romans invaded, killing thousands, Josephus and one of his... more...