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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
The third century of the Roman Empire is a confused and sparsely documented period, punctuated by wars, victorious conquests and ignominious losses, and a recurring cycle of rebellions that saw several Emperors created and eliminated by the Roman armies. In AD 260 the Empire almost collapsed, and yet by the end of the third century the Roman world... more...
- Karnac Books 2015; US$ 2.95
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...
- 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$ 182.00
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...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
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...