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  • Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Worldby Rebecca F. Kennedy; C. Sydnor Roy; Max L. Goldman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of "otherness," as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index... more...

  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.99

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for Ancient Romans. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the Kingdom of Rome, the Republic of Rome, the Roman Empire, everyday life, the Roman army, and much more! The ‘All About’ series is an... more...

  • Frommer's Florence, Tuscany and Umbriaby John Moretti

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99

    Experience Siena's Palio, the centuries-old bareback horse race that runs through the city's Piazza del Campo. See chapter 7. Foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife Itineraries, walking... more...

  • Ancient Romeby Christopher Francese; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 21.95

    "Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows students to hear the voices of actual women from the ancient world. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of long extracts allows students... more...

  • Romeby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city?s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle... more...

  • Imperial Cityby Susan Vandiver Nicassio

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    In 1798, the armies of the French Revolution tried to transform Rome from the capital of the Papal States to a Jacobin Republic. For the next two decades, Rome was the subject of power struggles between the forces of the Empire and the Papacy, while Romans endured the unsuccessful efforts of Napoleon’s best and brightest to pull the ancient... more...

  • Gusto for Thingsby Renata Ago; Bradford Bouley; Corey Tazzara; Paula Findlen; Paula Findlen

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00

    We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender... more...

  • Roman Pompeiiby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Including new chapters that reveal how the young learnt the culture of the city, this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii  looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. more...

  • Globalizing Roman Cultureby Richard Hingley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    A study of identity and social change in the Roman empire and the relationship of this knowledge to understanding of the contemporary world. more...

  • Apocalypse in Romeby Ronald G. Musto

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 63.00

    On May 20, 1347, Cola di Rienzo overthrew without violence the turbulent rule of Rome?s barons and the absentee popes. A young visionary and the best political speaker of his time, Cola promised Rome a return to its former greatness. Ronald G. Musto?s vivid biography of this charismatic leader?whose exploits have enlivened the work of poets, composers,... more...