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  • Roman Readingsby Elaine Fantham

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 224.00

    Die Beiträge zur Altertumskunde enthalten Monographien, Sammelbände, Editionen, Übersetzungen und Kommentare zu Themen aus den Bereichen Klassische, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie, Alte Geschichte, Archäologie, Antike Philosophie sowie Nachwirken der Antike bis in die Neuzeit. Dadurch leistet die Reihe einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Erschließung... more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE  KANSAS CITY STAR From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian , comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known.   Emerging as a... more...

  • Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conquerorby Bill Yenne; Wesley K. Clark

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79

    No ancient ruler inspired more legends than Julius Caesar. Under his leadership, Rome conquered territory throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, reaching the North Sea and conducting the first Roman invasion of Great Britain. His tactical acumen and intuitive understanding of how armies work birthed a military structure that allowed Roman generals... more...

  • Family Favouritesby Alfred Duggan

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.19

    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...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    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...

  • Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyondby Geoff W. Adams

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 46.99

    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...

  • The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introductionby David M. Gwynn

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has been presented as a model, a source of inspiration, but also a warning. Placing the events in their wider context, he provides a fascinating history of culture and society. more...

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Louise Steel

    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...

  • Under Another Skyby Charlotte Higgins

    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...

  • Dying Every Dayby James Romm

    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...