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

  • From Rome to Byzantiumby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome,... more...

  • Marcus Agrippaby Lindsay Powell

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. As Emperor Augustus' deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years - but he served always in the knowledge he would never rule in his own name. Why he did so, and never... 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...

  • Elagabalby Klaus Altmayer

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 15.43

    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 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...

  • '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...

  • 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...

  • Wie war Ihr Tag, Caesar?by Karl-Wilhelm Weeber

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 33.17

    Was erwartet Caesar, nachdem ganz Gallien besiegt ist? Wie geht Kaiser Nero nach der großen Feuerkatastrophe von Rom im Jahr 64 mit den schweren Vorwürfen um, er selbst habe den Brand legen lassen? Was verrät Tryphon, Buchhändler und Verleger, über Starautoren, Startauflagen und die beste Buchwerbung? Welche Bilanz zieht der Wagenlenker Diocles nach... more...

  • Elagabalby Martijn Icks

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 62.20

    Trotz seines frühen Todes mit gerade einmal achtzehn Jahren ging Elagabal als einer der berüchtigtsten Kaiser Roms in die Geschichte ein. Mit nur vierzehn Jahren kam der orientalische Knabenpriester aus Syrien im Jahr 218 an die Macht. Er stellte den gleichnamigen Sonnengott Elagabal an die Spitze des etablierten römischen Pantheons, beschäftigte sich... more...

  • ?Traducerile au de cuget sa îmblînzeasca obiceiurile ??. Rumänische Übersetzungsgeschichte ?by Larisa Schippel; Magda Jeanrenaud; Julia Richter

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 45.38

    Biographische InformationenÜbersetzungsgeschichte ist ein transnationales, über Sprachgrenzen hinaus zu betrachtendes Phänomen, obwohl sich das Übersetzen an sich zwischen zwei Sprachen abspielt und seit über einem Jahrhundert in nationalen Kategorien gedacht wird. Rumänische Übersetzungsgeschichte als Teil dieses transnationalen Systems translatorischen... more...