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Kings and Republic, 753-27 B.C.

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  • A History of the Roman Worldby H. H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    With a new foreword by Tim Cornell ?Can anyone be so indifferent or idle as not to care to know by what means and under what kind of polity almost the whole inhabited world was conquered and bought under the dominion of a single city of Rome?? ? Polybius, Greek Historian The city of Rome created the foundations of an empire that would... more...

  • State, Society and Popular Leaders in Mid-Republican Rome 241-167 B.C.by Rachel Feig Vishnia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    State, Society, and Popular Leaders profiles the incorporation of the lower classes into the governing system of ancient Rome. In 287, the Hortensian law made the decisions of the plebs binding on the whole people. This event is often referred to as the great plebeian victory, a landmark in Roman history. In this original study, Rachel Feig Vishnia... more...

  • Imperium Romanumby Andrew Lintott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Roman Empire at its height encompassed the majority of the world known to the Romans. This important synthesis of recent findings and scholarship demonstrates how the Romans acquired, kept and controlled their Empire. Lintott goes beyond the preconceptions formed in the period of British Imperial rule and provides a contemporary post-imperial approach... more...

  • The Sword of Romeby Jeremiah McCall

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    Marcellus’ military exploits were largely unmatched by any other aristocrat of Roman Middle Republic. As a young soldier in the First Punic War, he won a reputation for his skill in single combat. In his first consulship, he earned a triumph for defeating a Gallic tribe, no small feat in and of itself, and also slew the Gallic chieftain Britomartus... more...

  • How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falxby Jerry Toner; Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 11.98

    At last, a clear manual for managing slaves the Roman way. In How to Manage Your Slaves, Marcus Sidonius Falx offers practical advice, showing where and how to buy slaves and how to get the best out of them. He explains how to tell good slaves from bad, offers guidance on the punishment of miscreants, and reveals the secrets of command and authority.... more...

  • The Life of Roman Republicanismby Joy Connolly

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In recent years, Roman political thought has attracted increased attention as intellectual historians and political theorists have explored the influence of the Roman republic on major thinkers from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Held up as a ?third way? between liberalism and communitarianism, neo-Roman republicanism promises useful, persuasive... more...

  • Warlords of Republican Romeby Nic Fields

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 5.99

    The war between Caesar and Pompey was one of the defining moments in Roman history. The clash between these great generals gripped the attention of their contemporaries and it has fascinated historians ever since. These powerful men were among the dominant personalities of their age, and their struggle for supremacy divided Rome. In this original and... more...

  • Sertorius and the Struggle for Spainby Philip Matyszak

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    When, after a brutal civil war, the dictator Sulla took power in Rome (82 BC), among the many who refused to accept his rule was a young army officer called Quintus Sertorius. Sertorius fled, first to Africa and then to Spain, where he made common cause with the native people who had been savagely oppressed by a succession of corrupt Roman governors.... more...

  • Rome, Parthia and Indiaby John D. Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    Between 152 and 138 BC a series of wars from Africa to India produced a radically new geopolitical situation. In 150 Rome was confined to the western Mediterranean, and the largest state was the Seleukid empire. By 140 Rome had spread to the borders of Asia Minor and the Seleukid empire was confined to Syria. The new great power in the Middle East... more...

  • Mastering the West: Rome and Carthage at Warby Dexter Hoyos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    To say the Punic Wars (264-146 BC) were a turning point in world history is a vast understatement. This bloody and protracted conflict pitted two flourishing Mediterranean powers against one another, leaving one an unrivalled giant and the other a literal pile of ash. To later observers, a collision between these civilizations seemed inevitable and... more...