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Rome

  • Saviour of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78 US$ 20.00

    AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome?s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius... more...

  • Broken Legionsby Mark Latham; Alan Lathwell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Roman Empire rules the civilised world with an iron fist, seemingly all-powerful and limitless. And yet, the power of Rome is secured not by its mighty legions, but by small bands of warriors and agents fighting a secret war. Tasked by the Emperor to explore ancient temples, forgotten labyrinths and beast-haunted caverns, they seek out artefacts... more...

  • At the Temple Gatesby Heidi Wendt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    In this book Heidi Wendt studies the activities of "freelance" religious experts in first-century Rome, such as oracles and magi, and makes a case for their influence on religious teachings that gave rise to many new religious movements, including Christianity. more...

  • Pax Romanaby Adrian Goldsworthy

    Orion 2016; US$ 31.99

    The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Their peace meant Roman victory and was brought about by strength... more...

  • Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquityby Dirk Rohmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The role of Christian institutions, writers and saints in the active suppression and destruction of books in Late Antiquity has received surprisingly little consideration. The author argues that texts and ideas from materialistic philosophical traditions were vulnerable to destruction, censorship or suppression through prohibition of the copying of... more...

  • Milvian Bridge AD 312by Ross Cowan; Seán Ó?Brógáin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    In AD 312, the Roman world was divided between four emperors. The most ambitious was Constantine, who sought to eliminate his rivals and reunite the Empire. His first target was Maxentius, who held Rome, the symbolic heart of the Empire. Inspired by a dream sent by the Christian God, at the Milvian Bridge region just north of Rome, he routed Maxentius'... more...

  • El mundo de los romanosby Francesca Chiapponi; Renzo Barsotti

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 1.99

    Conoce la vida cotidiana de los antiguos romanos: cómo vivían en sus casas, qué medios de transporte utilizaban, cómo se vestían, qué comían, cómo se divertían, cómo estudiaban, sus dioses y muchas otras cosas interesantes y curiosas, presentadas con imágenes de excepcional calidad que te llevarán a un mundo lejano y maravilloso. more...

  • El gran libro de las civilizaciones antiguasby Patrick Riviére

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 5.99

    Patrick Rivière nos dibuja una historia viva de la Antigüedad: desde Sumeria, cuna de la civilización en la que nacerá la escritura, al Egipto faraónico, auténtico don del Nilo en el que los fastos religiosos alcanzaron un refinamiento máximo, para desembocar en la sabiduría de la Grecia antigua, madre del pensamiento filosófico, y en la influencia... more...

  • The Emperor Neroby Anthony A. Barrett; Elaine Fantham; John C. Yardley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Nero's reign (AD 54?68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians?not to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the... more...

  • Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome [3 volumes]by Sara Phang; Iain Spence; Douglas Kelly; Peter Londey

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 310.00

    Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia is an outstandingly comprehensive reference work on its subject. Covering wars, battles, places, individuals, and themes, this thoroughly cross-referenced three-volume set provides essential support to any student or general reader investigating ancient... more...