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  • Domitianby Pat Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war through to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. more...

  • Decline and Fallby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    All empires fall, and America is no exception. What comes next? more...

  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    "Is there anyone on earth who is so narrow-minded or uninquisitive that he could fail to want to know how and thanks to what kind of political system almost the entire known world was conquered and brought under a single empire in less than fifty-three years?" --Polybius, Histories The 53-year period Polybius had in mind stretched from the... more...

  • Augustusby Barbara Levick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious... more...

  • Pompey the Great (Routledge Revivals)by John Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    To Romans of later generations the three decades between the dictatorships of Sulla and of Caesar were the age of Pompey the Great. In spite of the central role he played in Roman history, he remains a shadowy figure compared with the likes of Caesar and Cicero. Pompey the Great , first published in 1978, traces the career of this enigmatic character... more...

  • A History of the Roman World 753-146 BCby H.H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This definitive study from the author of From the Gracchi to Nero , examines the period from the foundation of Rome to the fall of Carthage. An accessible introduction to these centuries of change, this book will also be useful as context for those studying later developments in Roman history. more...

  • Julian's Godsby Rowland B. E. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian. Julian's Gods focuses on the cultural mentality of `the last pagan Emperor' by examining a wide variety of his own writings. The surviving speeches and treatises,... more...

  • The Roman Empire Dividedby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the... more...

  • Crises and the Roman Empireby Olivier Hekster; Gerda de Kleijn; Danielle Slootjes

    BRILL 2007; US$ 188.00

    Presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. This volume brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, and classicists to focus on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Empire. more...

  • The End of the Roman Republic 146 to 44 BCby Catherine Steel

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 152.00

    A crucial and turbulent centuryBy 146, Rome had established itself as the leading Mediterranean power.Over the next century, it consolidated its power into an immense territorial empire. At the same time, the internal balance of power shifted dramatically, as a narrow ruling elite was challenged first by the rest of Italy, and then by military commanders,... more...