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

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  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.... more...

  • Aspects of Roman History 82BC-AD14by Mark Everson Davies; Hilary Swain

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Aspects of Roman History 82BC?AD14 examines the political and military history of Rome and its empire in the Ciceronian and Augustan ages. It is an indispensable introduction to this central period of Roman History for all students of Roman history, from pre-university to undergraduate level. more...

  • Caesars' Wivesby Annelise Freisenbruch

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 16.00

    In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend, the wives, mistresses, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers, shameless adulteresses, and conniving politicians in the high dramas of the Roman court. Yet little has been known about who they really were and their true roles... more...

  • The Great Fire of Romeby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Acclaimed author Stephen Dando-Collins tells the never-before-told story of Rome?s famous fire that destroyed the world?s greatest city and its most notorious emperor: Nero more...

  • Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman Worldby Ralph W. Mathisen; Danuta Shanzer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95

    One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. Nowhere in the Roman world could the impact of the barbarians be escaped. The sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in... more...

  • Lives of the Caesarsby Suetonius; Catharine Edwards

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies consist the ancestry and career... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Romeby Matthew Bunson

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 95.00

    Expanded ed. of: Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire. Rev. ed. c2002. more...

  • Über das Leben des Kaisers Konstantinby Friedhelm Winkelmann

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 196.00

    Ber Das Leben Des Kaisers Konstantin. more...

  • The Frontiers of Imperial Romeby David Breeze

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    At its height, the Roman Empire was the greatest empire yet seen with borders stretching from the rain-swept highlands of Scotland in the north to the sun-scorched Nubian desert in the south. But how were the vast and varied stretches of frontier defined and defended? Many of Rome's frontier defences have been the subject of detailed and ongoing... more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    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 reign... more...