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Rome

  • Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empireby Kit Morrell

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Leading Romans in the late republic were more concerned about the problems of their empire than is generally recognized. This book challenges the traditional picture by exploring the attempts made at legal and ethical reform in the period 70-50 BC, while also shedding new light on collaboration between Pompey and Cato, two key arbiters of change. more...

  • The Roman Port and Fishery of Cosaby Anna Marguerite McCann

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 70.50 US$ 64.16

    The excavation of the earliest Roman port and fishery known establishes Cosa as the center for the flourishing commercial activities of the powerful Sestius family and extends the international trading picture of the Romans back to at least the early second century B.C. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Arrian of Nicomediaby Philip A. Stadter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek-speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for Alexander the Great and the author of three other major historical works and a number of shorter essays and treatises. This, the first book-length study of Arrian in English in this century, makes... more...

  • Silkby Berit Hildebrandt

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.17

    "Already in Greek and Roman antiquity a vibrant series of exchange relationships existed between the Mediterranean regions and China, including the Indian subcontinents along well-defined routes we call the Silk Roads. Among the many goods that found their way from East to West and vice versa were glass, wine, spices, metals like iron, precious... more...

  • Imperial Roman Warships 193?565 ADby Raffaele D?Amato; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy. It was now not just patrolling the Mediterranean but also fighting against invaders with real naval skill such as Genseric and his Vandals.... more...

  • The Shape of the Roman Orderby Daniel J. Gargola

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 44.99

    In recent years, a long-established view of the Roman Empire during its great age of expansion has been called into question by scholars who contend that this model has made Rome appear too much like a modern state. This is especially true in terms of understanding how the Roman government ordered the city--and the world around it--geographically.... more...

  • The Last Pagan Emperorby H. C. Teitler

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    The Roman emperor Julian (361-363) was raised as a Christian, but soon after apostatized, and, during his short reign, attempted to revive paganism. This provoked the anger of the Christians, who raised accusations against him as a persecutor. In The Last Pagan Emperor , these claims are carefully investigated. more...

  • Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCEby James Tan

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    In the first study of fiscal sociology in the Roman Republic, James Tan argues that much of Roman politics was defined by changes in the fiscal system. Tan offers a new conception of the Roman Republic by showing that imperial profits freed the elite from dependence on citizen taxes. more...

  • Summary and Analysis of SPQR: A History of Ancient Romeby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of SPQR tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Mary Beard?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome... more...

  • The Wars of the Jewsby Flavius Josephus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In 'The Wars of the Jews' Flavius Josephus gives us valuable insight into the first Jewish Roman War and the rebellions that followed thereafter. Josephus, having been an agent for both sides of the conflict, provides us with a perspective of this conflict that no one else could have. Here is an important historical document. more...