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  • How to Win an Electionby Quintus Tullius Cicero; Philip Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.78

    How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in... more...

  • Dialogues and Essaysby Seneca; John Davie; Tobias Reinhardt

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 12.99

    Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.61

    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$ 39.72

    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$ 119.99

    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...

  • Pompeiiby Alex Butterworth; Ray Laurence

    Orion 2011; US$ 15.99

    A visceral history of Pompeii - the living city brought back to life. This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of our collective popular imagination. Alex Butterworth and Ray Laurence... more...

  • Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged)by Edward Gibbon; Gian Battista Piranesi; Daniel J. Boorstin

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 3.49

    This Modern Library eBook edition collects all three volumes of Edward Gibbon’s towering masterpiece of classical history The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire —complete and unabridged.   Edward Gibbon’s magnum opus narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in... more...

  • War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome (Routledge Revivals)by John K. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.96

    J.K. Evans’ pioneering work explores the profound changes in the social, economic and legal condition of Roman women, which, it is argued, were necessary consequences of two centuries of near-continuous warfare as Rome expanded from city-state to empire. Bridging the gap that has isolated the specialised studies of Roman women and children from the... more...

  • Rome and Its Empire (Routledge Revivals)by Stephen Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.96

    The legacy of Rome is still very much with us in Europe. It forms part of our cultural backdrop, and is enshrined in the European mind, whether through classical literature, education and jurisprudence, or spectacular ruins. In Rome and Its Empire , first published in 1989, Stephen Johnson examines our understanding of the archaeological aspects... more...