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  • Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii, and Ostiaby Gregory Aldrete

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    Despite the fact that the majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire lived an agricultural existence and thus resided outside of urban centers, there is no denying the fact that the core of Roman civilization?its essential culture and politics?was based in cities. Even at the furthest boundaries of the Empire, Roman cities shared a remarkable... more...

  • The Insula of the Menander at Pompeiiby Penelope M. Allison

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    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...

  • The Second Sophisticby Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Sophism was the single most important movement in second century literature: prose of that period came to be written as entertainment rather than confined to historical subjects. Graham Anderson shows how the Greek sophists' skills in public speaking enabled them to perform effectively across a variety of activities. As he presents the sophists' roles... more...

  • Rome in the Eastby Warwick Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    In this lavishly illustrated and arresting study, Warwick Ball presents the story of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East through a coverage of the historical, architectural and archaeological evidence unparalleled in both breadth and detail. This was a fascination of the new world for the old, and of the mundane for the exotic - a love affair... more...

  • Pompeiiby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have of everyday life in the Roman... more...

  • Cultural Identity in the Roman Empireby Dr Joanne Berry; Joanne Berry; Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to... more...

  • Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissanceby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    The first biography of one of the outstanding humanists of the fifteenth-century Renaissance. more...

  • Living on the Edge in Leonardo?s Florenceby Gene Brucker

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    In Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence, an internationally renowned master of the historian's craft provides a splendid overview of Italian history from the Black Death to the rise of the Medici in 1434 and beyond into the early modern period. Gene Brucker explores those pivotal years in Florence and ranges over northern Italy, with forays... more...

  • The Smiles of Romeby Susan Cahill

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Take a Roman holiday with some of the world?s greatest writers Explore the Palatine with Elizabeth Bowen. Visit the temple of the Vestal Virgins with Georgina Masson. Analyze Michelangelo?s Moses with Sigmund Freud. Stroll through ancient streets with Goethe and with Henry James. Share Alice Steinbach?s midnight epiphany on a shabby hotel balcony.... more...

  • The Tombs of Pompeiiby Virginia L. Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation, and developing a broad understanding of Pompeii?s funerary epigraphy and business. The Pompeian corpus of evidence has heretofore been studied... more...