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- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know what the ancient Romans used instead of soap? Which emperor made his horse into a senator? Who was the god of music, light and truth? And how would a gladiator request an honourable death in battle? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating easy-to-read guide to ancient Rome. Whether you are studying the subject and... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 21.95
"Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows students to hear the voices of actual women from the ancient world. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of long extracts allows students... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 27.61
Mathilde von Tuszien (= Toskana), besser bekannt als Mathilde von Canossa (um 1046 bis 1115), gehört zu einem der ältesten und bedeutendsten mittelalterlichen Adelsgeschlechtern Italiens. Den ihr allgemein gegebenen Namen der ?großen Gräfin? verdankt sie ebenso ihrer Macht wie ihren glänzenden Geistesgaben und ihrer hohen Bildung. Spätestens mit dem... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01
Warum hat ausgerechnet das römische Kaiserreich unter einer bedrückend langen Reihe von Herrschern gelitten, die zumindest Teile ihrer Regierungszeit in geistiger Umnachtung verbrachten? Garantierte die Prätorianergarde tatsächlich die Sicherheit der Kaiser, oder gefielen sie sich nicht häufiger in der Rolle der Kaisermacher und -mörder? Und warum... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum , without... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.95
When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman World available. Ranging from the founding of Rome in the eighth century BC, and throughout the Empire and beyond this book will continue to... more...
- 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...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95
By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of "otherness," as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index... more...