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Rome

  • Arsacids, Romans and Local Elitesby Jason Schulde; Benjamin Reubin

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 22.67

    For almost 500 years (247 BCE?224 CE), the Arsacid kings of Parthia ruled over a vast multi-cultural empire, which encompassed much of central Asia and the Near East. The inhabitants of this empire included a complex patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian nobility, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their own competing... more...

  • Mercury's Wingsby Richard J. A. Talbert; Fred S. Naiden

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Mercury's Wings marks a milestone as the first-ever volume devoted to ancient communications. Its eighteen wide-ranging essays by art historians, Assyriologists, Classicists and Egyptologists explore communications as a powerful vehicle not just for the transmission of information, but also for the conduct of religion, commerce, diplomacy, culture... more...

  • Early Romeby Jaclyn Neel

    Wiley 2017; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96

    The scholarly community has become increasingly aware of the differences between Roman myths and the more familiar myths of Greece. Early Rome: Myth and Society steps in to provide much-needed modern and accessible translations and commentaries on Italian legends. This work examines the tales of Roman pre-and legendary history, discusses relevant... more...

  • Das Onomastikon der biblischen Ortsnamenby Stefan Timm

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 210.00

    Das Onomastikon des Eusebius von Caesarea ist eine unentbehrliche Quelle für die Topographie des Heiligen Landes. Beruhend auf biblischen Texten und antiken Autoren bietet das Onomastikon bis heute zentrale Anhaltspunkte für die Lokalisierung antiker Stätten. Diese Neuedition berichtigt eine Reihe von Fehlern der Ausgabe von Klostermann... more...

  • 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$ 27.24

    "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...