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- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95
The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Nobles 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...