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  • The Age of Augustusby Werner Eck

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2012; US$ 75.95

    In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor. A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire. Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic... more...

  • Corneliaby Suzanne Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    Examining the remarkable life of Cornelia, famed as the epitome of virtue, fidelity and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon presents an in-depth study of the woman who perhaps represented the ideal of the Roman matrona more than any other. Studying her life during a period of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio... more...

  • The Romansby Antony Kamm

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 36.95

    The second edition of The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them. Further, it describes the religions, society, and daily life of the... more...

  • Kaiser Julian 'Apostata' und die philosophische Reaktion gegen das Christentumby Christian Schäfer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    During his short reign in the 4th century, Emperor Julian II, known as the Apostate, attempted to combat Christianity philosophically and to set up a pagan Neo-Platonic doctrine as a counter-programme. The volume presents a collection of papers on the general relationship between Platonism and Christianity, on Julian's character and his philosophical... more...

  • The Roman Empireby Christopher Kelly

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)by Edward Gibbon; Hans-Friedrich Mueller

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon?s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century,... more...

  • Sulla, the Elites and the Empireby Federico Santangelo

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    A study of Sulla's policies in Italy and in the Greek East. It shows how Sulla revived Rome's alliances with the local elites at a critical moment for the survival of her Mediterranean hegemony. It deals with both the impact of a prominent individual and the impact of the Roman empire. more...

  • Umbria - Perugia, Orvieto, Spoleto & Assisiby Emma Jones

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Umbria, "the green heart of Italy," may not completely match Tuscany's geological variation, but it comes close. This small, hilly and fairly untouched region occupying Italy's core (Narni is the country's geographical center) is crammed full of walking, rafting, caving, hang-gliding and climbing opportunities, not to mention... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    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: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.... more...

  • From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosiansby Scott McGill; Cristiana Sogno; Edward Watts

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    Integrated collection of essays examining the politics, social networks, law, history and historiography, and literature of the later Roman world. more...