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Rome

  • Glory of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2017; US$ 26.78 US$ 20.00

    77AD. Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian’s inner circle, but the enmity between him and Vespasian’s son Domitian means that, even in Rome, danger is never far away. Meanwhile, in the outer reaches of the Empire, in Britannia, trouble is brewing. The governor, Gnaeus Julius Agricola is preparing to march his legions... more...

  • A Day in Old Romeby Dr. William Stearns Davis

    Muriwai Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    This book tries to describe what an intelligent person would have witnessed in Ancient Rome if by some legerdemain he had been translated to the Second Christian Century, and conducted about the imperial city under competent guidance. The year 134 after Christ has been chosen as the hypothetical time of this visit, not from any special virtue in that... more...

  • The Bar Kokhba War AD 132–135by Lindsay Powell; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent Jewish state and to liberate Jerusalem from the Romans. During the ensuing 'Bar Kokhba War' (AKA the Second Jewish War), the insurgents held their own... more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Plutarch; Jeffrey Tatum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus... more...

  • The Mirror of the Selfby Shadi Bartsch

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 27.50

    People in the ancient world thought of vision as both an ethical tool and a tactile sense, akin to touch. Gazing upon someone—or oneself—was treated as a path to philosophical self-knowledge, but the question of tactility introduced an erotic element as well.  In The Mirror of the Self , Shadi Bartsch asserts that these links among vision,... more...

  • Roman Quests: Death in the Arenaby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2017; US$ 8.99

    Third in a new historical adventure series from million copy selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. Eleven-year-old Ursula is happily learning to be a Druid in the woods of Britannia. But then she is asked to go on a quest to find a boy who was abducted as a baby. Will her mystical training... more...

  • Hannibalby Patrick N Hunt

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 28.00

    One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees. Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born 247 BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. His father, Hamilcar, was also a great strategist and master... more...

  • Sinews of Empireby Eivind Seland; Hakon Terigon

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.88

    A recent surge of interest in network approaches to the study of the ancient world has enabled scholars of the Roman Empire to move beyond traditional narratives of domination, resistance, integration and fragmentation. This relational turn has not only offers tools to identify, map, visualize and, in some cases, even quantify interaction based on... more...

  • Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 9by P. C. Buckland; K. F. Hartley; Valery Rigby

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 16.75

    Report on the excavations of eight Roman pottery kilns at Rossington Bridge, Lincolnshire Volume Nine of Journal of Roman Pottery Studies, published by Oxbow Books for the Study Group for Romano- British Pottery contains the long-awaited Rossington Bridge report. Rossington Bridge lies next to the Roman road between Doncaster and Lincoln. Excavations... more...

  • For the Glory of Romeby Ross Cowan

    Frontline Books 2017; US$ 12.81

    Ancient Rome was uniquely bellicose. Her legionaries are often cited as the original professional soldiers and famed for their iron discipline, but they were also formidable individual warriors, sometimes berserks, who gloried in single combat, taking heads and despoiling their enemies. They were men who believed they were sired by a god of war, driven... more...