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  • Ciceroby Wilfried Stroh

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.70

    «[?] 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...

  • Caesarby Martin Jehne

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 8.53

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...