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  • Ciceroby Wilfried Stroh

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.33

    «[?] 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...

  • Augustus und Rom: 2000 Jahre danachby Hans-Christian Günther

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 47.21

    Der vorliegende Band beinhaltet die revidierten Vorträge zu einem im September 2014 zur Zweitausendjahrfeier des Augustus veranstalteten Symposions. Es enthält einige wenige grundlegende und umfassende Beiträge herausragender Gelehrter zu den wichtigsten Grundfragen der augusteischen Epoche: Paolo Fedeli, H.-C. Günther, Hans-Peter Syndikus zur Dichtung,... more...

  • The Foundations of Roman Italyby Joshua Whatmough

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    This book presents a picture of pre-Roman Italy as complete and as faithful as modern discovery could make it, when it was originally published in 1937. The evidence of archaeology is combined with the testimony of historical tradition and non-Latin dialects in a balanced account of elements no less diverse than those of modern Europe. This description... more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to ruling. Barbara Levick's authoritative study reassesses the... 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$ 24.95

    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 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...

  • Res Publica Constitutaby Carsten Hjort Lange

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    The years surrounding the decisive battle of Actium in 31 BC, and the various measures undertaken by the victor Augustus to create and legitimate a new system of government in Rome are among the most. discussed aspects of Roman history. This book re-evaluates Augustus'rise to power, first as triumvir along with Antonius and Lepidus, and then as... more...

  • Der Sturz des Römischen Adlersby Dirk Husemann

    Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 19.43

    Hauptbeschreibung Dirk Husemann hebt den Blick über das bloße Schlachtengeschehen hinaus. Er beleuchtet die beiden Protagonisten Varus und Arminius und zeigt zugleich, wie eng die römische und germanische Kultur miteinander verwoben waren. Er geht Mythen und Spekulationen nach und räumt auf mit falschen Vorstellungen, die sich bis heute halten. Spannend... more...