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  • Caesars' Wivesby Annelise Freisenbruch

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 17.00

    In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend, the wives, mistresses, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers, shameless adulteresses, and conniving politicians in the high dramas of the Roman court. Yet little has been known about who they really were and their true roles... more...

  • Reconstructing the Roman Republicby Karl-J. Hölkeskamp; Henry Heitmann-Gordon

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 52.50 US$ 47.77

    In recent decades, scholars have argued that the Roman Republic's political culture was essentially democratic in nature, stressing the central role of the 'sovereign' people and their assemblies. Karl-J. Hölkeskamp challenges this view in Reconstructing the Roman Republic , warning that this scholarly trend threatens to become the new orthodoxy,... more...

  • From the Gracchi to Neroby H.H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana... more...

  • A Companion to the Punic Warsby Dexter Hoyos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95 US$ 49.45

    A Companion to the Punic Wars offers a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC. Offers a broad survey of the Punic Wars from a variety of perspectives Features contributions from an outstanding cast of international scholars with unrivalled expertise Includes chapters on military... more...

  • The Ruin of the Roman Empireby James J O'Donnell

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 33.33

    What really marked the end of the Roman Empire? James O'Donnell's magnificent new book takes us back to the sixth century and the last time the Empire could be regarded as a single community. Two figures dominate his narrative - Theodoric the 'barbarian', whose civilized rule in Italy with his philosopher minister Boethius might have been an inspiration,... more...

  • Remembering the Roman Peopleby T. P. Wiseman

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 43.99

    A challenging reinterpretation of the political culture of the last century of the Roman Republic. Wiseman argues that the People had their own egalitarian ethos, usually in conflict with the self-styled `best' (optimates), who, with their belief in justified murder, were responsible for the republic's breakdown in civil war. more...

  • Remembering the Roman Peopleby T. P. Wiseman

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 43.99

    A challenging reinterpretation of the political culture of the last century of the Roman Republic. Wiseman argues that the People had their own egalitarian ethos, usually in conflict with the self-styled `best' (optimates), who, with their belief in justified murder, were responsible for the republic's breakdown in civil war. more...

  • A Companion to the Roman Republicby Nathan Rosenstein; Robert Morstein-Marx

    Wiley 2011; US$ 61.95 US$ 55.76

    This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced. Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study Retains the drama of the Republic’s rise and fall Emphasizes... more...

  • Crimes of Elagabalus, Theby Martijn Icks

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's 'bad emperors': a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos.An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged just fourteen when he was elevated to power in 218 CE - he placed the sun god El-Gabal at the... more...

  • A Written Republicby Yelena Baraz

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Caesar's dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, this was an unusual undertaking for a Roman statesman because Romans were often hostile to philosophy, perceiving it as foreign and incompatible with fulfilling... more...