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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...

  • Julius Caesarby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00

    More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip... more...

  • Roman Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Philip A. Stadter

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to Plutarch's Greek Lives published in Oxford World's Classics in 1998, Roman Lives is a newly translated selection from Plutarch's rich, elegant and learned Lives, valued throughout the ages for their historical value and their charm. The lives included are those of Marcus Cato, Aemilius Paullus, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • The Empire Stops Hereby Philip Parker

    Random House 2010; US$ 26.78

    The Roman Empire was the largest and most enduring of the ancient world. From its zenith under Augustus and Trajan in the first century AD to its decline and fall amidst the barbarian invasions of the fifth century, the Empire guarded and maintained a frontier that stretched for 5,000 kilometres, from Carlisle to Cologne, from Augsburg to Antioch,... more...

  • Roman Pompeiiby Ray Laurence

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Militärsiedlungen und Territorialherrschaft in der Antikeby Frank Daubner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    Anhand verschiedener Fallbeispiele untersuchen die Beiträge, inwieweit in der Antike die Herrschaft über ein größeres Territorium auf der Ansiedlung von aktiven oder ehemaligen Militärs beruhte. Die Leitfrage ist die nach dem Zusammenhang der historischen Situation der Gründung, der Beteiligten und der Lage der Siedlung mit einer daraus... 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...