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Rome

  • Mastering the West: Rome and Carthage at Warby Dexter Hoyos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    To say the Punic Wars (264-146 BC) were a turning point in world history is a vast understatement. This bloody and protracted conflict pitted two flourishing Mediterranean powers against one another, leaving one an unrivalled giant and the other a literal pile of ash. To later observers, a collision between these civilizations seemed inevitable and... more...

  • Classical Traditions in Science Fictionby Brett M. Rogers; Benjamin Eldon Stevens

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of... more...

  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...

  • Elagabalby Klaus Altmayer

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 17.40

    Der junge Kaiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (218?222), besser bekannt unter dem Namen Elagabal, war eine der schillerndsten Gestalten auf dem Thron der römischen Cäsaren. Die literarischen Quellen schildern die Regierung dieses Teenagerkaisers, der im Alter von 14 Jahren in Syrien zum Herrscher ausgerufen wurde, äußerst negativ. So bemühten die antiken... more...

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquityby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of... more...

  • A Research Guide to the Ancient Worldby John M. Weeks; Jason de Medeiros

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage. ... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Peter Garnsey; Richard Saller

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and... more...

  • Handbuch der Text- und Sozialgeschichte Osteuropasby Siegfried Tornow

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 50.98

    Mit dem Ende der Sowjetunion und der Auflösung des Ostblocks stellt sich die Frage nach den Regionen Europas neu. Siegfried Tornow wendet sich gegen den Begriff Mitteleuropa und geht von der Zweiteilung Europas aus: Trennlinie ist die Elbe, die um 800 die Ostgrenze des Frankenreichs bildet und um 1500 als Westgrenze der Leibeigenschaft wieder erscheint.... more...

  • State Power in Ancient China and Romeby Walter Scheidel

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 73.99

    Two thousand years ago, the Qin/Han and Roman empires were the largest political entities of the ancient world, developing simultaneously yet independently at opposite ends of Eurasia. Although their territories constituted only a small percentage of the global land mass, these two Eurasian polities controlled up to half of the world population and... more...

  • The Romansby Antony Kamm; Abigail Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Romans: An Introduction, 3 rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The thematic threads of individuals and events (political,... more...