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Rome

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [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...

  • Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)by Raffaele D?Amato; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a generic fashion, but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armour and equipment not only between different legions and... more...

  • Ammianus' Julianby Alan J. Ross

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This volume offers a major reinterpretation of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae, one of the main narrative sources for the political history of the later Roman Empire. Arguing for a re-examination of Ammianus' agenda and methods in depicting Julian, the last 'pagan' emperor, it re-analyses his narration of several key moments in Julian's reign. more...

  • Poseidon?s Warriorsby John Lambshead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    Poseidon's Warriors is a set of wargaming rules for large-scale naval actions between fleets of Classical galleys from the Greek and Persian clash at the battle of Salamis to the battle of Actium that decided the fate of Rome. With so many of these battles taking place around islands or in narrow channels and shallow waters, sneaky tactics and cunning... more...

  • Moving Romansby Laurens E. Tacoma

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 148.50 US$ 127.71

    Moving Romans provides a coherent framework for the study of Roman migration on the basis of a detailed study of migration to the city of Rome in the first two centuries A.D. It shows how migration influenced other aspects of Roman society, including social relations, the family, work, and cultural interaction. more...

  • The Manuscript Tradition of Propertiusby The Estate of James Butrica

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 34.95

    The elegist Sextus Propertius (ca 50–ca 16 BC) is generally reckoned among the most difficult of Latin authors. This study, the fullest survey of the manuscripts so far, considers the affiliation of more than 140 complete or partial witnesses and offers a thorough reassessment of the tradition. more...

  • History of the Roman Peopleby Allen M. Ward; Fritz M. Heichelheim; Cedric A. Yeo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 103.95

    A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological... more...

  • Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical Worldby Ruth R. Caston; Robert A. Kaster

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    For all the interest in emotions in antiquity, there has been little study of positive emotions. This collection aims to redress the balance with eleven studies of emotions like hope, joy, good will, and mercy that show some of the complexity these emotions play in ancient literature and thought. more...