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  • Imperial Cityby Susan Vandiver Nicassio

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    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 city... more...

  • The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii, 3by Penelope M. Allison

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 134.99

    The Insula of the Menander is one of the most completely excavated city blocks in Pompeii, with buildings ranging from small shops to large aristocratic houses. This volume, the third in a series of five volumes examining the Insula, is the first ever comprehensive study of the contents of Pompeian houses and buildings within their original contexts.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Machiavelliby Ross King

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    The author of The Prince ?his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written?Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of... more...

  • Machiavelliby Miles J. Unger

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power. Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat and civil servant, is the father of political science. His most notorious work, The Prince, is a primer on how to acquire and retain power without regard... more...

  • Mistress of the Vaticanby Eleanor Herman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican , a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable story is ripe with secrets, sex, passion, and ambition. For almost four centuries... more...

  • The Montefeltro Conspiracyby Marcello Simonetta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.00

    A brutal murder, a nefarious plot, a coded letter. After five hundred years, the most notorious mystery of the Renaissance is finally solved. The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy?s many city-states providing the grist for Machiavelli?s classic work on take-no-prisoners... more...

  • Pompeiiby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian ' Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and she has brought it quite splendidly back to life' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph 'To the vast field of Pompeiana she... more...

  • Pompeii and Herculaneumby Alison E. Cooley; M. G. L. Cooley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples.   Focusing... more...