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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 12.99
The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.A leading authority on the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 28.95
In this rigorously researched biography Jürgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider the reputation of the Roman Emperor Nero. Focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and his role as emperor. Steers readers through the diverse interpretations of Nero that have arisen through the ages. Allows readers to... more...