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Rome

  • Sexing the Worldby Anthony Corbeill

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender?masculine eyes ( oculi ), feminine trees ( arbores ), neuter bodies ( corpora ). Sexing the World surveys the many ways in which grammatical gender enabled Latin speakers to organize aspects of their society... more...

  • The Dragon and the Eagleby Sunny Auyang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation,... more...

  • A History of Roman Artby Steven L. Tuck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome?s first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color... more...

  • Das römische Spielewesen in der Spätantikeby Alexander Puk

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Daily life in Late Antiquity was heavily influenced by the tradition of Roman games. This is the first comprehensive study of the world of games in Late Antiquity, with special attention to specific forms of games in the provinces. Using both documentary and archeological sources, the author suggests new regional and chronological differentiations... more...

  • 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$ 16.78

    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...