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  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00 US$ 60.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of ?sacred founders??articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...

  • The Ancient World: Ideas in Profileby Jerry Toner

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from analysing... more...

  • A Companion to Julius Caesarby Miriam Griffin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 57.95 US$ 50.22

    A Companion to Julius Caesar comprises 30 essays from leading scholars examining the life and after life of this great polarizing figure. Explores Caesar from a variety of perspectives: military genius, ruthless tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters, and more Utilizes Caesar’s own extant writings... more...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiaeby Antonio La Penna; Rodolfo Funari

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in... more...

  • Palatineby L. J. Trafford

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Roman Imperial Frontier in the Westby Julie Nelson; Steven K. Drummond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Imperial policy on the western frontier of the Roman Empire was the means by which the government controlled the frontier residents. This book takes a topical approach to this study of the frontier: subjects covered include the army, farming, commerce, manufacturing, religion and Romanization. more...

  • The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantineby Patricia Southern

    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...

  • The Foundations of Roman Italyby Joshua Whatmough

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a picture of pre-Roman Italy as complete and as faithful as modern discovery could make it, when it was originally published in 1937. The evidence of archaeology is combined with the testimony of historical tradition and non-Latin dialects in a balanced account of elements no less diverse than those of modern Europe. This description... more...

  • Claudiusby Barbara Levick

    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...

  • Rome's Revolutionby Richard Alston

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    A lively, engrossing history of the downfall of the Roman Republic more...