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Rome

  • The Storm Before the Stormby Mike Duncan

    PublicAffairs 2017; US$ 32.00

    The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in... more...

  • Rome: A History in Seven Sackingsby Matthew Kneale

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between. No city on earth has preserved its past as Rome has. Visitors can cross bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, explore temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches... more...

  • Virtus Romanaby Catalina Balmaceda

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The political transformation that took place at the end of the Roman Republic was a particularly rich area for analysis by the era's historians. Major narrators chronicled the crisis that saw the end of the Roman Republic and the changes that gave birth to a new political system. These writers drew significantly on the Roman idea of virtus as a way... more...

  • 24 Hours in Ancient Romeby Philip Matyszak

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 9.99

    Walk a day in a Roman’s sandals.What was it like to live in one of the ancient world’s most powerful and bustling cities – one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked there. In each hour of... more...

  • The Fate of Romeby Kyle Harper

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse... more...

  • Materialising Roman Historiesby Astrid Van Oyen; Martin Pitts

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 28.12

    The Roman period witnessed massive changes in the human-material environment, from monumentalised cityscapes to standardised low-value artefacts like pottery. This book explores new perspectives to understand this Roman ‘object boom’ and its impact on Roman history. In particular, the book’s international contributors question the traditional dominance... more...

  • Lucullusby Lee Fratantuono

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 22.47

    The military achievements of Lucius Licinius Lucullus (118-57/56 B.C.) have been the subject of admiration and great respect throughout the history of the study of warfare. Yet there have been few studies dedicated to a comprehensive examination of exactly how Lucullus conquered the Roman East and made it a more or less cohesive part of the empire.... more...

  • Mythologyby Edith Hamilton; Jim Tierney

    Hachette Books 2017; US$ 32.00

    In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of... more...

  • The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Gardenby Harriet I. Flower

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world, neighborhood street corners, farm boundaries, and household hearths featured small shrines to the beloved lares , a pair of cheerful little dancing gods. These shrines were maintained primarily... more...

  • Etruscologyby Alessandro Naso

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 413.99

    This handbook has two purposes: it is intended (1) as a handbook of Etruscology or Etruscan Studies, offering a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the history of the discipline and its development, and (2) it serves as an authoritative reference work representing the current state of knowledge on Etruscan civilization. The organization... more...