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Kings and Republic, 753-27 B.C.

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  • Sertorius and the Struggle for Spainby Philip Matyszak

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    When, after a brutal civil war, the dictator Sulla took power in Rome (82 BC), among the many who refused to accept his rule was a young army officer called Quintus Sertorius. Sertorius fled, first to Africa and then to Spain, where he made common cause with the native people who had been savagely oppressed by a succession of corrupt Roman governors.... more...

  • Rome, Parthia and Indiaby John D. Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    Between 152 and 138 BC a series of wars from Africa to India produced a radically new geopolitical situation. In 150 Rome was confined to the western Mediterranean, and the largest state was the Seleukid empire. By 140 Rome had spread to the borders of Asia Minor and the Seleukid empire was confined to Syria. The new great power in the Middle East... more...

  • Sullaby Lynda Telford

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.99

    Lucius Cornelius Sulla is one of the central figures of the late Roman Republic. Indeed, he is often considered a major catalyst in the death of the republican system. the ambitious general whose feud with a rival (Marius) led to his marching on Rome with an army at his back, leading to civil war and the terrible internecine bloodletting of the proscriptions.... more...

  • Rome Versus Carthageby Christa Steinby

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The epic struggle between Carthage and Rome, two of the superpowers of the ancient world, is most famous for land battles in Italy, on the Iberian peninsula and in North Africa. But warfare at sea, which played a vital role in the First and Second Punic Wars, rarely receives the attention it deserves. And it is the monumental clashes of the Carthaginian... more...

  • Mastering the Westby Dexter Hoyos

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A tour de force of military history that recounts a critical turning-point in the history of Rome more...

  • Cataclysm 90 BCby Philip Matyszak

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99

    We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed almost uninterrupted military success against foreign enemies. Yet at the start of the first century BC, Rome, outnumbered and out-generalled, faced a hostile army less than a week's march from the Capitol. It is probable that only a swift surrender prevented the... more...

  • Rome's Revolutionby Richard Alston

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A lively, engrossing history of the downfall of the Roman Republic more...

  • Scipio Africanusby Richard A. Gabriel

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. Today scholars celebrate the importance of Hannibal, even though Scipio defeated the legendary general in the Second Punic War and was the central military figure of his time.... more...

  • Hannibalby Richard A. Gabriel

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Romans’ destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal’s life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty... more...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiaeby Antonio La Penna; Rodolfo Funari

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 166.99

    In der Reihe werden wichtige Neuausgaben und Kommentare zu Texten der griechisch-römischen Antike publiziert, insbesondere kommentierte Ausgaben nur fragmentarisch überlieferter Texte. Ihrem umfassenden Charakter entsprechend leistet die Reihe einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Erschließung der antiken Literatur. more...