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Rome

  • Battling the Godsby Tim Whitmarsh

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.86

    <p>How new is atheism?</p><p>In <i>Battling the Gods</i>, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities.</p><p>Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply... more...

  • Imperial Roman Warships 27 BC?193 ADby Raffaele D?Amato

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 13.95

    The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a Navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was only the existence of the fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. At the height of its power the Roman Navy employed tens of thousands of... more...

  • Holiness and Powerby Rafal Kosinski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The book examines models of relationships between Constantinopolitan holy man and secular and ecclesiastical authorities in the capital of Byzantium. The study explores the ideal underlying the lives of the four Constantinopolitan holy men (Hypatios, Alexander Akoimetos, Daniel the Stylite, Marcellus Akoimetos), which was a reflection... more...

  • A Companion to Roman Italyby Alison E. Cooley

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.50

    A Companion to Roman Italy investigates the impact of Rome in all its forms—political, cultural, social, and economic—upon Italy’s various regions, as well as the extent to which unification occurred as Rome became the capital of Italy. The collection presents new archaeological data relating to the sites of Roman Italy... more...

  • Das Mönchtum in der Religionspolitik Kaiser Justinians I.by Alexandra Hasse-Ungeheuer

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    With his religious politics and his self-representation as the vicar of God on Earth, Justinian I (527-565) had an enduring impact on Late Antiquity. What part did monks, believed to be heavenly angels, play in promoting this notion? This book offers the first exhaustive investigation of Justinian?s personal relations to monkhood and the... more...

  • Gegen Julian. Buch 1-5by Christoph Riedweg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    The first five books of Cyril of Alexandria?s (c. 378?444 CE) monumental work of refutation ?Against Julian? are being published here for the first time in a modern critical edition with an extensive apparatus of sources and parallel texts. The general introduction outlines the direct and indirect transmission of the work and also presents... more...

  • Vitruvianismby Paolo Sanvito

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vitruvius' De architectura , the only extant work from Antiquity dedicated to Architecture, has had a rich and diverse reception history. The present volume aims to highlight the different aspects of this history, showing how Vitruvius' work was systematically and continuously misunderstood to justify innovation. Its comprehensive and... more...

  • The Roman Barbarian Warsby Ludwig Heinrich Dyck

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    The history of the 'barbarian' peoples of Europe is filled with dramatic wars and migrations along with charismatic and often farsighted leaders. Inevitably, their greatest challenge was their struggle with the renowned military might of Rome. Even when outnumbered and faced by better equipped and trained Roman legions, the barbarians could... more...

  • Dynastyby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon ?his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic?with Dynasty , a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.   Dynasty continues Rubicon 's story,... more...

  • Augustusby Jochen Bleicken

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 47.05

    The great modern biography of Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire Born to a plebeian family in 63 BC, Octavian was a young solder training abroad when he heard news of Julius Caesar's brutal assassination - and discovered that he was the dictator's sole political heir. With the opportunism and instinct for propaganda that were to characterize... more...