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  • The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introductionby David M. Gwynn

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has been presented as a model, a source of inspiration, but also a warning. Placing the events in their wider context, he provides a fascinating history of culture and society. more...

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • The Road to Romeby Ben Kane

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    Having survived the perils of a journey across half the world, Romulus and Tarquinius are press-ganged into the legions, which are under imminent threat of annihilation by the Egyptians. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus's twin sister Fabiola lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. Soon after, Romulus... more...

  • The Silver Eagleby Ben Kane

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.09

    The Forgotten Legion fought against almighty odds at the very edge of the known world - and lost. Now Brennus the Gaul, Tarquinius the Etruscan soothsayer and Romulus, bastard son of a Roman nobleman, are prisoners of Parthia. They dream of escape, but in the brutal fighting which lies ahead, only two will survive. Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus's... more...

  • 428 ADby Giusto Traina; Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2011; Not Available

    This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides a truly fresh look at a civilization in the midst of enormous change--as Christianity takes hold in rural areas across the empire, as western... more...

  • Foreign Devils on the Silk Roadby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. The traffic slowed, the merchants left... more...

  • The World of Pompeiiby Pedar Foss; John J. Dobbins

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.92

    This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also – for the first time – the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes the latest understanding of the region, based on the... more...

  • The History of Rome (Livy's Rome), Books 1 to 36by Titus Livius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Livy's History of Rome was in demand from the publication of the first packet. Livy became so famous that a man from Cadiz travelled to Rome just to see him, and once he had seen, returned home.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • Roman Pompeiiby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.23

    In this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii , Dr. Laurence looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to the city of Pompeii from the viewpoint of architect, geographer and social scientist. Enhancing our general understanding of the Roman world, this new edition includes new chapters that reveal how the young... more...

  • Ambrose and John Chrysostomby J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 124.99

    A comparison of the personalities and careers of two of the greatest of the early Christian Fathers, Ambrose and John Chrysostom. Both were profoundly influenced by monasticism and its ascetic worldview - perhaps the most dynamic development in the Christian culture of the fourth century - and both were also concerned with the Church's social role. more...