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  • Daily Life in the Roman Cityby GREGORY ALDRETE

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    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...

  • Gusto for Thingsby Renata Ago; Bradford Bouley; Corey Tazzara; Paula Findlen; Paula Findlen

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00

    We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we are not the first: the early modern period was a time of expanding consumption, when objects began to play an important role in defining gender... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Geheimnisse des Vatikanby Corrado Augias; Sabine Heymann

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 12.22

    Die Skandalgeschichte des Vatikan Mit Corrado Augias betritt der Leser den Vatikan durch die Hintertür: Der Autor führt ihn in die Privatgemächer der Päpste, findet in dunklen Winkeln Spuren vergangener Skandale, durchleuchtet ungeklärte Vorfälle bei der Schweizergarde und der Vatikanbank, besucht die Zentrale des Opus Dei, fragt nach der Rolle des... 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

    '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...

  • 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 1985; US$ 46.00

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

  • Top 10 Florence and Tuscanyby Reid Bramblett; Alexandra Lawrence

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence & Tuscany will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top... more...