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Kings and Republic, 753-27 B.C.

  • 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...

  • A Companion to Julius Caesarby Miriam Griffin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95

    A Companion to Julius Caesar comprises 30 essays from leading scholars examining the life and after life of this great polarizing figure. Explores Caesar from a variety of perspectives: military genius, ruthless tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters, and more Utilizes Caesar?s own extant writings ... more...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiaeby Antonio La Penna; Rodolfo Funari

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in... more...

  • Die Römische Republik von den Gracchen bis Sullaby Bernhard Linke; Kai Brodersen

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 171.66

    Ausgangspunkt der Darstellung ist ein Überblick über die gesellschaftlichen Mechanismen der römischen Republik und deren Veränderungen im Laufe des 2. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Mit den Reformversuchen der Gracchen beginnt die Zeit der sogenannten Krise der römischen Republik. Vielfältige Ereignisse und politische Problemstellungen prägen diese turbulenten... more...

  • 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...

  • The Birth of Politicsby Melissa Lane

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    In The Birth of Politics , Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of our political concepts from Socrates to Plutarch to Cicero, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics... more...

  • Caesarby Martin Jehne

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 8.46

    Caesars Weg, auf dem er seinen Aufstieg betrieb, war nicht unbedingt neu; er folgte lange Zeit einem Kurs, der zwar den Standesgenossen mißfiel, aber keine unüberbrückbaren Gegensätze aufriß. Was jedoch bei Caesar neu war, war die Höhe seines Einsatzes. Schulden machte jeder für die Karriere, aber Caesar machte so hemmungslos Schulden, daß er am Rand... more...

  • The Social War, 91 to 88 BCEby Dr Christopher J Dart

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Ancient sources preserve scant information about the conflict, but the Social War is widely recognised as having been immensely important in the unification of Roman Italy. In response to the conflicting accounts and contradictory interpretations of modern scholarship, this book provides a new, comprehensive reassessment of the events surrounding the... 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...