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  • Ciceroby Wilfried Stroh

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.30

    «[?] In der Dauer seines Glücks wurde er bisweilen von Schlägen getroffen, vom Exil, vom Untergang der Partei, für die er gestanden hatte, vom Tod seiner Tochter, von seinem eigenen schrecklichen und bitteren Ende. Nichts von diesen Widerwärtigkeiten ertrug er so, wie es sich für einen Mann gehört hätte ? bis auf seinen Tod. [?] Wenn man aber Tugenden... more...

  • The Romansby Antony Kamm; Abigail Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Romans: An Introduction, 3 rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The thematic threads of individuals and events (political,... more...

  • Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republicby Tom Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Caesar?s life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. This approach helps to explain his aims, ideals, and motives as rooted in tradition, and demonstrates that... more...

  • Roman Historyby Titus Livius; John Henry Freese; Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99

    Titus Livius, often known as Livy in English, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita, from its founding (traditionally dated to 753 BC) through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. Livy's writing style was poetic and archaic in contrast to Julius Caesar's and Cicero's styles. Also, he often... more...

  • Remembering the Roman Peopleby T. P. Wiseman

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    In the Roman republic, only the People could pass laws, only the People could elect politicians to office, and the very word republica meant 'the People's business'. So why is it always assumed that the republic was an oligarchy? The main reason is that most of what we know about it we know from Cicero, a great man and a great writer, but... more...

  • Caligulaby Aloys Winterling

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Peter Garnsey; Richard Saller

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and... more...

  • Elagabalby Klaus Altmayer

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 17.66

    Der junge Kaiser Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (218?222), besser bekannt unter dem Namen Elagabal, war eine der schillerndsten Gestalten auf dem Thron der römischen Cäsaren. Die literarischen Quellen schildern die Regierung dieses Teenagerkaisers, der im Alter von 14 Jahren in Syrien zum Herrscher ausgerufen wurde, äußerst negativ. So bemühten die antiken... 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...

  • The Twelve Caesarsby Suetonius; Alexander Thomson; T. Forester

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    De vita Caesarum, known as The Twelve Caesars , is a set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. It was written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly referred to as Suetonius, in 121. Considered highly significant in antiquity, The Twelve Caesars has remained a major source of Roman history. more...