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  • 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...

  • Popular Culture in Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • 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.   ... more...

  • Rome and Religion in the Medieval Worldby Valerie L. Garver; Owen M. Phelan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble’s interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary exploration of Rome and religious culture. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including manuscripts,... 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...

  • Ancient Romeby William E. Dunstan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 67.99

    Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia. William E. Dunstan's compelling narrative balances political and cultural developments, as readers gain fascinating insights about daily... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...