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  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.52

    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 government... 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...

  • SPARTA PBby Michael Whitby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • MEDITERRANEAN PARADIGMSby Irad Malkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    In this book Mediterranean paradigms are applied to the world of Classical Antiquity, from ancient Greece to the Roman Empire, offering original perspectives with wide-ranging implications to how we view history in general. more...

  • Dying Every Dayby James Romm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Otiumby Dirk Wiegandt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    The concept of otium played a role in competition among Roman aristocrats, but the different meanings of the concept itself have not been studied. The present study traces the development of the concept from leisure, quietude, and idleness by authors, genre, and period from Cicero to Tacitus. more...

  • Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324by Ross Cowan

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history. ... more...

  • The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BCby Andrea Salimbeti; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius. Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive... more...

  • Das Gold der Keltenby Claude Cueni

    Lenos Verlag 2014; US$ 14.99

    58 vor Christus: Ohne Einwilligung des römischen Senats überzieht der völlig verschuldete Prokonsul Gaius Julius Cäsar Gallien mit privaten Raubfeldzügen, denn nur mit dem Gold der Kelten kann er in Rom politisch überleben. In dieser gefahrvollen Zeit flieht der junge Druidenlehrling Korisios gemeinsam mit seiner schönen, aber eigensinnigen Sklavin... more...