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Empire, 27 B.C. - 476 A.D.

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  • Roman Historyby Titus Livius; John Henry Freese; Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99

    Titus Livius, often known as Livy in English, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita, from its founding (traditionally dated to 753 BC) through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. Livy's writing style was poetic and archaic in contrast to Julius Caesar's and Cicero's styles. Also, he often... more...

  • Caligulaby Aloys Winterling

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of... 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...

  • 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 Twelve Caesarsby Suetonius; Alexander Thomson; T. Forester

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    De vita Caesarum, known as The Twelve Caesars , is a set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. It was written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly referred to as Suetonius, in 121. Considered highly significant in antiquity, The Twelve Caesars has remained a major source of Roman history. more...

  • Contested Monarchy: Integrating the Roman Empire in the Fourth Century ADby Johannes Wienand

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 98.99

    Contested Monarchy reappraises the wide-ranging and lasting transformation of the Roman monarchy between the Principate and Late Antiquity. The book takes as its focus the century from Diocletian to Theodosius I (284-395), a period during which the stability of monarchical rule depended heavily on the emperor's mobility, on collegial or dynastic... more...

  • Der »Agricola« des Tacitus im Unterrichtby Stefan Kliemt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2005; US$ 15.47

    Der Band enthält Übersetzungen und Interpretationen aller in der Exempla-Ausgabe abgedruckten Passagen des Agricola. Bei den Interpretationen, die auf die Arbeitsaufträge und Begleittexte der Schülerausgabe rekurrieren, wird besonderer Wert gelegt auf die Herausarbeitung des zeitlichen Hintergrunds der Biografie und der raffinierten taciteischen Leserlenkung... more...

  • Die römische Republikby Martin Jehne

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.29

    Die Überlieferung der Anfänge der römischen Republik ist dicht umrankt von Legenden. Fest steht, daß sich im Laufe des 5. Jahrhunderts und ? klarer zu fassen ? nach dem Galliersturm von 387/6 v. Chr. eine Herrschaftsform unter Beteiligung breiterer Volksschichten fest etabliert hat. In dieser Zeit behaupteten die großen Patriziergeschlechter den Vorrang... more...

  • Die Herrschaft des Carus, Carinus und Numerianus als Vorläufer der Tetrarchieby Klaus Altmayer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 85.09

    <P>Am 20. November 284 wurde Diokletian vor den Toren der Stadt Nicomedia zum Kaiser ausgerufen. Dieses Ereignis gilt als die große Zäsur in der Geschichte der römischen Kaiserzeit und als Beginn der Spätantike, da die diokletianischen Reformen das römische Reich grundlegend veränderten. Die nur kurze Zeit regierende Dynastie des Carus (282?283)... more...

  • Cura et tutelaby Alberto Dalla Rosa

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 70.56

    La natura dell'<EM>imperium</EM> di Augusto (27 a.C.?14 d.C.) e i modi della sua estensione sulle province governate da proconsoli indipendenti sono state oggetto di un profondo riesame negli ultimi trent'anni. Il volume riconsidera il problema in maniera globale e giunge a una nuova ricostruzione istituzionale e cronologica delle tappe... more...