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Rome

  • Parallel Livesby Plutarch

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings. The surviving Parallel Lives, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four... more...

  • The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thoughtby Stephen T. Newmyer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis--vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human being still appears with surprising frequency, in modern philosophical treatises, in modern animal behavioral studies, and in animal rights... more...

  • A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiositiesby J.C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    A light-hearted portrait of the origins of modern medicine in the ancient world more...

  • Gift and Gainby Neil Coffee

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome shows how, over the course of Rome's classical era, a vibrant commercial culture progressively displaced traditional systems of gift giving that had long been central to Rome's material, social, and political economy, with effects on areas of life from marriage to politics. more...

  • Byzantium and the Bosporusby Thomas Russell

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 119.99

    This volume is a historical study of the ancient city of Byzantium, before it became Constantinople then Istanbul, and its relationship with the Bosporus strait. It explores how this relationship shaped many facets of its inhabitants' lives and illustrates how the region's history cannot be understood in isolation from its geographical context. more...

  • Divine Deliveranceby L. Stephanie Cobb

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Does martyrdom hurt? The obvious answer to this question is ?yes.? L. Stephanie Cobb, asserts, however, that early Christian martyr texts respond to this question with an emphatic ?no!? Divine Deliverance examines the original martyr texts of the second through fifth centuries, concluding that these narratives in fact seek to demonstrate the Christian... more...

  • The Emperor of Lawby Kaius Tuori

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99

    The Emperor of Law explores how the Roman emperor came to assume the mantle of supreme legal authority in the Empire. It offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the advent of imperial supremacy in law based on an analysis of the gradual expansion and elaboration of the emperor's adjudication and jurisdiction through historical narratives. more...

  • The Gladiusby M.C. Bishop; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    One of the most feared weapons in the ancient world, the gladius was lethal both on the battlefield and in the arena. Literary sources tell of the terror it inspired, while archaeological evidence of wounds inflicted is testament to its deadly effect. By pulling together strands of literary, sculptural and archaeological evidence renowned expert M.C.... more...

  • Constantius IIby Peter Crawford

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.31

    The reign of Constantius II has been overshadowed by that of his titanic father, Constantine the Great, and his cousin and successor, the pagan Julian. However, as Peter Crawford shows, Constantius deserves to be remembered as a very capable ruler in dangerous, tumultuous times. When Constantine I died in in 337, the twenty-year-old Constantius and... more...

  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routesby Raoul McLaughlin

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.64

    The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan) and laid claim to the Indus Kingdoms. Further chapters examine the development... more...