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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...

  • The Romans in the Age of Augustusby Andrew Lintott

    Wiley 2009; US$ 105.95

    Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the rule of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman... more...

  • From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosiansby Scott McGill; Cristiana Sogno; Edward Watts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    Integrated collection of essays examining the politics, social networks, law, history and historiography, and literature of the later Roman world. 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. This is the first book since H.H. Scullard?s From... 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...

  • The Ruin of the Roman Empireby James J O'Donnell

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 33.33

    What really marked the end of the Roman Empire? James O'Donnell's magnificent new book takes us back to the sixth century and the last time the Empire could be regarded as a single community. Two figures dominate his narrative - Theodoric the 'barbarian', whose civilized rule in Italy with his philosopher minister Boethius might have been an inspiration,... 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...

  • Crimes of Elagabalus, Theby Martijn Icks

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 34.00

    Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's 'bad emperors': a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos. An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged just fourteen when he was elevated to power in 218 CE - he placed the sun god El-Gabal at... more...

  • Roman Attitudes Toward the Christiansby John Granger Cook

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 45.23

    Hauptbeschreibung John Granger Cook investigates the earliest interactions between Roman authorities and Christians. The events in Claudius' time surrounding "Chrestos" and possible Jewish Christians are fascinating but obscure. The persecutions of Nero and Trajan may be crucial for interpreting certain texts of the New Testament, including the Gospel... more...