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  • Invisible Romansby Robert C. Knapp

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature,... more...

  • The Sack of Romeby Judith Hook; Patrick Collinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    The sack of Rome shocked the Christian world. Following the battle of Pavia, Pope Clement VII joined (1526) the French-led League of Cognac to resist the threatened Habsburg domination of Europe. Emperor Charles V appealed to the German diet for support and raised an army, which entered Italy in 1527 and joined the imperial forces from Milan, commanded... more...

  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion 2011; US$ 37.58

    The Romans changed the world. Here is the empire of Rome and the Romans in all their magnificence and their corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization and the Pax Romana, the brutality and the collapse. This volume in the History of Civilization series deals with Rome at the time of her unequalled power from 133 BC to... more...

  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    The Romans changed the world. Here is the empire of Rome and the Romans in all their magnificence and their corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization and the Pax Romana, the brutality and the collapse. This volume in the History of Civilization series deals with Rome at the time of her unequalled power from 133 BC to... more...

  • Iusti Lipsii Saturnalium Sermonum libri duo, qui de gladiatoribusby Andrea Steenbeek

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    In the Saturnalian dialogues (1582) Lipsius describes all aspects of the gladiatorial combats. This theme fits perfectly well into his other historiographical works about roman customs and institutions, but above all he presents the gladiators as enlightening examples in his stoic ethical theory. Lipsius bespricht in den Saturnaliengespräche (1582)... more...

  • Roman Urban Street Networksby Alan Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book explores how Roman perceptions of streets influenced their decisions about where to place urban buildings. Using textual evidence as well as the physical evidence from Pompeii, Ostia, Silchester, and Empúries, Alan Kaiser argues that ideals about the arrangement of space united the phenomenon of Roman urbanism. more...

  • AAA Spiral Romeby Tim Jepson

    AAA Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Discover the rich history of Rome, from its ancient Colosseum to the splendor of the Vatican City. With its compact size and unique lay-flat binding, AAA Spiral Rome puts exceptional content right at your fingertips: - Finding Your Feet - basics on transportation, cuisine, and more - Don't Miss - sightseer's A-list - In a Day - what to see and do -... more...

  • Chiantiby Raymond Flower

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Raymond Flower brings the enchanting history of the secluded Italian region Chianti to vivid life. Using meticulous research, Flower presents the engrossing tales of the Etruscans, the Romans, the Lombards, the factions of the Guelphs and the Ghibellines and explores the rise of the communes and the struggles between the Empire and the Papacy. In the... more...

  • Popular Culture in Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds a vivid account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and... more...

  • Redeeming "The Prince"by Maurizio Viroli

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    In Redeeming "The Prince , " one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the... more...