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

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  • Augustusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...

  • Das Bild bedrängt das Wortby Sebastian Göllner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.49

    548 Bilder auf 449 Seiten - Rolf Dieter Brinkmanns Brief-Tagebuch-Roman "Rom, Blicke? tendiert zur Bildenden Kunst, ist Fotografie in Theorie und Praxis, ein Text-Bild-Band, der Genregrenzen sprengt. Sebastian Göllner erweitert die literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektive auf Brinkmanns mediales Schaffen durch Impulse aus der Kunstwissenschaft,... more...

  • 'Königtum' in der politischen Kultur des spätrepublikanischen Romby Christian Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The widespread notion that Romans hated monarchy ( odium regni ) ever since the beginning of the Republic runs counter to the many positive connotations they attributed to reges and regnum . This study takes this contradiction as its point of departure and shows how Romans could condemn the idea of royal rule while at the same time... more...

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without... more...

  • Riding for the Powerfulby Oliver Berck

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Towards the end of the fourth century they emerge in the entourage of Roman officers, civil servants, and private persons??buccellarii. Historians consider these personal guardsmen to be one of the factors contributing to the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire. Oliver Berck examines this view, concluding that it was not the concentration of... more...

  • Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"by Shirin Yim Bridges; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Ambitious Roman empress Agrippina murdered and married her way to the throne—and to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son. But was she really all that atrocious? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Philip Matyszak

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99

    No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he?s known... more...

  • Eagles in the Dustby Adrian Coombs-Hoar

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    In AD376 large groups of Goths, seeking refuge from the Huns, sought admittance to the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Valens took the strategic decision to grant them entry, hoping to utilize them as a source of manpower for his campaigns against Persia. The Goths had been providing good warriors to Roman armies for decades. However, mistreatment of... more...

  • Constructing Autocracyby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    Rome's transition from a republican system of government to an imperial regime comprised more than a century of civil upheaval and rapid institutional change. Yet the establishment of a ruling dynasty, centered around a single leader, came as a cultural and political shock to Rome?s aristocracy, who had shared power in the previous political order.... more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to ruling. Barbara Levick's authoritative study reassesses the... more...