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Kings and Republic, 753-27 B.C.

  • Rome's Revolution: Death of the Republic and Birth of the Empireby Richard Alston

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    On March 15th, 44 BC a group of senators stabbed Julius Caesar, the dictator of Rome. By his death, they hoped to restore Rome's Republic. Instead, they unleashed a revolution. By December of that year, Rome was plunged into a violent civil war. Three men--Mark Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian--emerged as leaders of a revolutionary regime, which crushed... more...

  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders"?articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...

  • The Civil Warsby Appian

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Appian has beautifully captured the accounts of great conquerors and leaders. Their conquests, invasions and leadership qualities have been discussed in detail. The historical narrative reads like a novel and this adds to the appeal of the book. Enthralling and informative! more...

  • Hannibalby G. P. Baker

    Cooper Square Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    Hannibal forged a career of daring exploits and stunning victories that came perilously close to annihilating Rome. more...

  • Sulla the Fortunateby G. P. Baker

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    Historian G. P. Baker (1879-1951) is the author of Hannibal , Augustus , and Tiberius Caesar . more...

  • Caesar und Pompeiusby Ernst Baltrusch; Kai Brodersen

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 171.66

    Pompeius und Caesar waren die beiden vielleicht bedeutendsten Politiker der späten römischen Republik. Ernst Baltrusch beleuchtet anschaulich ihre Geschichte von den Anfängen bis 44 v.Chr. Zunächst erklärt er die Voraussetzungen für ihr Wirken: die republikanische Ordnung und die Krise dieser Ordnung bis Sulla (78 v.Chr.). Dann stehen die beiden Persönlichkeiten... more...

  • The Brothers of Romulusby Cynthia J. Bannon

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    Stories about brothers were central to Romans' public and poetic myth making, to their experience of family life, and to their ideas about intimacy among men. Through the analysis of literary and legal representations of brothers, Cynthia Bannon attempts to re-create the context and contradictions that shaped Roman ideas about brothers. She draws... more...

  • A Written Republicby Yelena Baraz

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 52.00

    In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Caesar's dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, this was an unusual undertaking for a Roman statesman because Romans were often hostile to philosophy, perceiving it as foreign and incompatible with fulfilling... more...

  • Julius Caesarby Richard A. Billows

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Julius Caesar offers a lively, engaging, and thoroughly up-to-date account of Caesar?s life and times. Richard Billows? dynamic and fast paced narrative offers an imaginative recounting of actions and events, providing the ideal introduction to Julius Caesar for general readers and students of classics and ancient history. The book is not... more...

  • M. Tullius Cicero: Oratio pro M. Caelio - Rede für M. Caeliusby Gregor Bitto; Andreas Fuchs

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 15.27

    Hauptbeschreibung "Caelius besaß viel Talent und besonders als Ankläger Witz und Esprit; er hätte eine bessere Gesinnung und ein längeres Leben verdient gehabt." So äußerte sich schon der Rhetorikprofessor Quintilian zur Hauptperson von Ciceros Rede 'Pro Caelio'. Pointierten Witz und taktisches Geschick beweist auch Cicero in dieser delikaten Verteidigung... more...