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  • Constructing Autocracyby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    Rome's transition from a republican system of government to an imperial regime comprised more than a century of civil upheaval and rapid institutional change. Yet the establishment of a ruling dynasty, centered around a single leader, came as a cultural and political shock to Rome?s aristocracy, who had shared power in the previous political order.... 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...

  • The Wrong Way for a Pizzaby Brian Mooney

    Thorogood Publishing 2013; US$ 10.08

    Author and journalist Brian Mooney's pilgrimage through Rome. more...

  • Palatineby L. J. Trafford

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 10.95

    Debauchery. Depravity. Decadence.Just everyday life at the imperial palace.Whilst Emperor Nero plays with his new water organ and a cross-dressing eunuch, his wily secretary Epaphroditus manages affairs of state. But dissent and rebellion are growing across the empire, and Nero is soon to discover playtime is over.Praetorian prefect Nymphidius Sabinus,... more...

  • Hannibalby Richard Gabriel

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Romans? destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal?s life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty... more...

  • Der Kaiser als Siegerby Johannes Wienand

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    Bei keinem anderen römischen Herrscher war die monarchische Repräsentation so tiefgreifenden Wandlungen unterworfen wie bei Constantin I., dem ersten christlichen Kaiser (306?337 n.Chr.). In besonderer Weise gilt dies für die Rolle des Kaisers als erfolgreicher Krieger und glänzender Sieger, denn gerade im Bereich der militärischen Herrschaftsrepräsentation... more...

  • Scipio Africanusby Richard Gabriel

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 27.50

    The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time.... more...

  • Of Jewish Raceby Renzo Modiano; Susan Walker; Mirna Cicioni

    Vagabond Voices 2013; US$ 5.82

    On 16 October 1943, the German army tore 1,056 Jewish Italians from their homes, from their lives and loves, from their routine and familiar objects, and from their home city of Rome. The author of this book was not amongst them, because his father had prepared their flight. He was a Jewish boy of seven on the run and moving from house to house. He... more...

  • Lepidusby Richard D. Weigel

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 145.00

    Marcus Aemilius Lepidus was a significant force in Roman political, religious and military affairs during the late Republic. However, in most accounts he is dismissed quickly, made sport of, or bitterly attacked. Through a careful examination of Lepidus's career, Richard Weigel has shown why many of the sources are hostile and how these have created... more...

  • The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226-363by Michael H. Dodgeon; Samuel N. C. Lieu

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The crisis of the third century saw Rome not only embroiled in contests of succeeding short-lived Emperors, but assailed by an increasing variety of hostile peoples from outside its frontiers. Owing to the complex racial interplay of this period, the sources for its history have to be compiled from a wide variety of sources. The least adequate are... more...