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  • SPQRby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus... more...

  • Roman Britain: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Salway

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    For centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Salway weaves together the latest archaeological investigations and historical scholarship to chart life in Roman Britain from the first Roman invasion under Julius Caesar to the final collapse of the Roman Empire in the West around AD 500. more...

  • The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomyby James Evans

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    The subject of this book is the Western astronomical tradition from ancient Babylonia to the European Renaissance, with special emphasis on the Greek period. Throughout the book two questions recur: what evidence permits us to reconstruct the astronomy of the ancient past? How was astronony actually practiced? The book is meticulously documented and... more...

  • Slave Girlby Lisa Cach

    Pocket Star 2014; US$ 2.99

    A sex slave who?s never been touched? National bestselling author Lisa Cach spins an erotic, passionate novel about a young Roman Empire slave who?s intended to become her king?s concubine?until a rugged barbarian prince takes her heart?and more. Lovely Nimia is a slave to King Sygarius, who?s grooming her to be his consort as soon as she reaches... more...

  • Jewish War under Trajan and Hadrianby William Horbury

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 108.00 US$ 88.56

    A new history of the two major Jewish risings against Rome in the years following the destruction of Jerusalem. more...

  • Magicians of the Godsby Graham Hancock

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 24.99

    Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence,... more...

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Societyby Marguerite Johnson; Terry Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity. The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use the material most effectively. Themes such as marriage,... more...

  • The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Romeby Catharine Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A study of why the literature the Romans produced is so preoccupied with immorality. more...

  • The Dawn of the Roman Empireby Livy; J. C. Yardley; Waldemar Heckel

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East in the opening decades of the second century BC; they are our most important source for Graeco-Roman relations in that century. Livy's dramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain... more...

  • The Silk Roadby Valerie Hansen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. more...