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

  • The Ancient World: Ideas in Profileby Jerry Toner

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from analysing... more...

  • Palatineby L. J. Trafford

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 2.95

    Debauchery. Depravity. Decadence.Just everyday life at the imperial palace.Whilst Emperor Nero plays with his new water organ and a cross-dressing eunuch, his wily secretary Epaphroditus manages affairs of state. But dissent and rebellion are growing across the empire, and Nero is soon to discover playtime is over.Praetorian prefect Nymphidius Sabinus,... more...

  • Roman Imperial Frontier in the Westby Julie Nelson; Steven K. Drummond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Imperial policy on the western frontier of the Roman Empire was the means by which the government controlled the frontier residents. This book takes a topical approach to this study of the frontier: subjects covered include the army, farming, commerce, manufacturing, religion and Romanization. more...

  • The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantineby Patricia Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The third century of the Roman Empire is a confused and sparsely documented period, punctuated by wars, victorious conquests and ignominious losses, and a recurring cycle of rebellions that saw several Emperors created and eliminated by the Roman armies. In AD 260 the Empire almost collapsed, and yet by the end of the third century the Roman world... more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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... more...

  • Caligulaby Anthony A. Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Roman Empire has always exercised a considerable fascination. Among its numerous colourful personalities, no emperor, with the possible exception of Nero, has attracted more popular attention than Caligula, who has a reputation, whether deserved or not, as the quintessential mad and dangerous ruler. The first edition of this book established... more...

  • From Rome to Byzantiumby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 123.50

    Die weit verbreitete Vorstellung vom Hass der Römer auf das Königtum seit Beginn der Republik ( odium regni ) steht im Widerspruch zu zahlreichen positiven Konnotationen von reges und regnum . An diesem ambivalenten Befund setzt die vorliegende Arbeit an und zeigt, weshalb in Rom Königsherrschaft einerseits in der bekannten Weise verdammt... more...