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  • Decline and Fallby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 19.99

    All empires fall, and America is no exception. What comes next? more...

  • Faustina I and IIby Barbara M. Levick

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 68.99

    A learned study of a mother and daughter, both the wives of emperors, and their importance in the golden age of the Roman Empire. more...

  • Julian (Routledge Revivals)by Polymnia Athanassiadi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Julian: An Intellectual Biography , first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian’s intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman Empire. Professor Polymnia Athanassiadi tells the story of Julian’s transformation from a reclusive and scholarly adolescent into a capable... more...

  • From Tiberius to the Antonines (Routledge Revivals)by Albino Garzetti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The first two centuries of the Christian era were largely a period of consolidation for the Roman Empire. However, the history of the heyday of Roman imperium is far from dull, for Augustus’ successors ranged from capable administrators - Tiberius, Claudius and Hadrian - to near-madmen like Caligula and the amateur gladiator Commodus, who might... more...

  • Europe's Barbarians AD 200-600by Edward James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    'Barbarians' is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire - the peoples they considered 'uncivilised'. Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too, and as such, need to be treated with caution. Only archaeology allows us to see beyond Roman prejudices - and yet these records... more...

  • Contested Monarchyby Johannes Wienand

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 104.99

    Contested Monarchy offers a fresh survey of the role of the Roman monarch in a period of significant and enduring change. more...

  • Rome and her Empireby David Shotter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The name of Rome excites a picture of power and organisation, as do the widely-spread ruins that Roman civilization left behind. Yet Rome grew out of a collection of small villages and major developments such as the growth of Empire were unplanned and completely unprepared for.Influenced by a small number of self-interested aristocrats who lacked a... more...

  • AD69by Nic Fields

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.00

    With the death of Nero by his own shaky hand, the ill-sorted, ill-starred Iulio-Claudian dynasty came to an ignominious end, and Rome was up for the taking. This was 9 June, AD 68. The following year, commonly known as the 'Year of the Four Emperors', was probably one of Rome's worst. Nero's death threw up a critical question for the... more...

  • Marcus Agrippaby Lindsay Powell

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. As Emperor Augustus' deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years - but he served always in the knowledge he would never rule in his own name. Why he did so, and never... more...

  • Constructing Autocracyby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Rome's transition from a republican system of government to an imperial regime comprised more than a century of civil upheaval and rapid institutional change. Yet the establishment of a ruling dynasty, centered around a single leader, came as a cultural and political shock to Rome's aristocracy, who had shared power in the previous political order.... more...