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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

by Edward Gibbon Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


The Chemical Muse

by D. C.A. Ph.D. Hillman Thomas Dunne Books (September 29, 2014)

"The last wild frontier of classical studies." ---The Times (UK)

The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In...


Ancient Rome

by William E. Dunstan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia....


Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins Wiley (February 01, 2008)

Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar-the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero-while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have...


The History of Rome

by Theodor Mommsen, Dero A. Saunders & John H. Collins Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

Abridged edition of Nobel Prize–winning scholar's multi-volume work rivals Gibbon, Macaulay, and Burckhardt in its scope and power. Chronicles Roman society and government from second century BC to end of...


The Great Roman-Jewish War

by Flavius Josephus Dover Publications (June 22, 2012)

An eyewitness account of the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from AD 66–70 provides an essential background for an understanding of the beginnings of both Christianity and modern Judaism.


History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1

by J. B. Bury Dover Publications (June 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of classic history. One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (A.D. 395) to the death...


The Myths of Greece and Rome

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.


Mohammed and Charlemagne

by Henri Pirenne Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages.


The Consolation of Philosophy

by Boethius Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain.


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering...


Sulla the Fortunate: Roman General and Dictator

by G. P. Baker Cooper Square Press (May 08, 2001)

This biography provides a redemptive view of the bloody career of Roman general and consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a fearless commander and ruthless politician wholly devoid of inhibitions, and the direct forerunner...


Hannibal

by G. P. Baker Cooper Square Press (October 01, 1999)

Hannibal forged a career of daring exploits and stunning victories that came perilously close to annihilating Rome.


Roman Imperial Texts: A Sourcebook

by Mark Reasoner Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

A selection of the most important sources for the cultural and political context of the early Roman Empire and the New Testament writings, Roman Imperial Texts includes freshly translated public speeches, official...


The Teacher in Ancient Rome: The Magister and His World

by Lisa Maurice Lexington Books (August 22, 2013)

Although a number of general books about ancient education have been published over the last few decades, none of these books emphasize the teacher. The Teacher in Ancient Rome: The Magister and His World, by...


Theorizing Religions Past: Archaeology, History, and Cognition

by Harvey Whitehouse & Luther H. Martin AltaMira Press (September 15, 2004)

Historians bound by their singular stories and archaeologists bound by their material evidence donOt typically seek out broad comparative theories of religion. But recently Harvey WhitehouseOs Omodes of religiosityO...


The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology

by Virgil eBookIt.com (July 16, 2013)

The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology:

The Aeneid- Virgil

Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Of The Nature of Things- Lucretius

Plato's Republic

Alcestis- Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

Hippolytus/The Bacchae-...


Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from...


Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine

by Kevin Uhalde University of Pennsylvania Press (March 26, 2013)

Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine examines the complex and varying roles Christian bishops played during late antiquity and how their experiences fundamentally affected Christian ideals of divine...


Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

by Simon K. F. Stoddart Scarecrow Press (June 16, 2009)

The Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans relates the history of this culture through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, a introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of dictionary entries...


Roman Philosophy and the Good Life

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti Lexington Books (August 15, 2009)

Raymond Angelo Belliotti's Roman Philosophy and the Good Life provides an accessible picture of these major philosophical influences in Rome and details the crucial role they played during times of major social...


Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond

by Geoff W. Adams Lexington Books (December 22, 2012)

This book will be of interest to any person, whether an interested party, student, or scholar of the Roman Empire. It highlights the way in which we should consider ancient figures—be they good or bad.


The Western Question in Greece and Turkey

by Arnold Joseph Toynbee Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Professor Toynbee's specific narrative begins with the landing of Greek troops at Smyrna in May, 1919. His account is very full and detailed, and is based largely upon personal observation. Toynbee's principal...


Classical Mythology A to Z

by Annette Giesecke & Jim Tierney Black Dog & Leventhal (October 05, 2020)

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology.

Classical Mythology...


Continuity and Rupture in Roman Mediterranean Gaul

by Benjamin P. Luley Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

With the decline in popularity of the term “Romanization” as a way of analyzing the changes in the archaeological record visible throughout the conquered provinces of the Roman Empire, scholars have increasingly...


The Galatians

by John D Grainger Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

The eastern Celtic tribes, known to the Greeks as Galatians, exploited the waning of Macedonian power after Alexander the Great’s death to launch increasingly ambitious raids and expeditions into the Balkans....


Aurelian and Probus

by Ilkka Syvanne Pen and Sword Military (June 24, 2020)

This is a narrative military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (‘Aurelian’, reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268...


Anna Komnene and the Alexiad

by Loulia Kolovou Pen and Sword History (May 13, 2020)

Anna Komnene is one of the most curious figures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the first and...


Antigone Rising

by Helen Morales Bold Type Books (April 13, 2020)

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé.

The picture of classical antiquity most of...


Rome's Sicilian Slave Wars

by Natale Barca Pen and Sword Military (October 19, 2020)

In 136 BC, in Sicily (which was then a Roman province), some four hundred slaves of Syrian origin rebelled against their masters and seized the city of Henna with much bloodshed. Their leader, a fortune-teller...


Greece Against Rome

by Philip Matyszak Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Towards the middle of the third century BC, the Hellenistic kingdoms (the fragments of Alexander the Great’s short-lived empire) were near their peak. In terms of population, economy and military power each...


Leading the Roman Army

by Jonathan Mark Eaton Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

The Roman imperial army represented one of the main factors in the exercise of political control by the emperors. The effective political management of the army was essential for maintaining the safety and well-being...


Northumberland

by Craig Armstrong Pen and Sword (March 30, 2018)

Northumberland…to the Romans it was Ad Fines, the limit of the Empire, the end of the Roman World. It was here in 122 AD that the Emperor Hadrian decided to build a wall stretching from coast-to-coast to provide...


Varro varius

by D.J. Butterfield Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

Rome produced no man more erudite, eclectic, and energetic than Marcus Terentius Varro (116-24 BC). Over a long and busy life, set against the backdrop of near-constant social and political upheaval, Varro studied...


The Mighty Warrior Kings

by Philip J Potter Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

The Mighty Warrior Kings traces the history of early Europe through the biographies of nine kings, who had the courage, determination and martial might to establish their dominance over the fragmented remnants...


The Roman Imperial Succession

by John D Grainger Pen and Sword History (June 30, 2020)

John D Grainger analyses the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus’ system was a mixture of...


Living on the Edge of Empire

by Rob Collins Pen and Sword Archaeology (May 30, 2020)

Dr Rob Collins and the curators of the remarkable collections from Hadrian's Wall present a striking new contribution to understanding the archaeology of a Roman frontier.

This highly-illustrated volume showcases...


Word and context in Latin poetry

by A. J. Woodman & J. Wisse Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

This volume of essays is intended to commemorate the eminent Latin scholar David West, best known for his work on Lucretius, Horace, Virgil and Shakespeare. The contributors – Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay,...


Romans and Barbarians Beyond the Frontiers

by Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez & Alexandra Gugliemi Oxbow Books (March 31, 2017)

This first thematic volume of the new series TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology brings renowned international experts to discuss different aspects of interactions between Romans and ‘barbarians’ in the northwestern...


City Walls in Late Antiquity

by Emanuele Intagliata, Simon J. Barker & Christopher Courault Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

The construction of urban defences was one of the hallmarks of the late Roman and late-antique periods (300–600 AD) throughout the western and eastern empire. City walls were the most significant construction...


TRAC 2008

by Joep Hendriks Oxbow Books (April 01, 2009)

A larger than usual selection of papers from the annual TRAC conference. Sessions included Supplying the Army, Imperial communication, The role of the deceased in Roman society, Military identities and Experiencing...


Roman Colonies in the First Century of Their Foundation

by Rebecca J. Sweetman Oxbow Books (February 28, 2011)

Research on the nature of cultural change in the Roman Empire has traditionally been divided between the Western and Eastern provinces. Papers in this volume aim to reunite the provinces by approaching the question...


Memory and Mourning

by Valerie Hope & Janet Huskinson Oxbow Books (February 28, 2011)

This book explores the themes of memory and mourning from the Roman deathbed to the Roman cemetery, drawing subject matter from the literature, art, and archaeology of ancient Rome. It brings together scholarship...


Deliciae Fictiles IV

by Patricia S. Lulof & Carlo Rescigno Oxbow Books (May 02, 2011)

In Ancient Italy, temples were adorned with full-figure architectural terracotta images such as acroteria, statuary groups and high reliefs. These terracottas mostly show complex scenes of gods and heroes, legendary...


Wearing the Cloak

by Marie-Louise Nosch & Henriette Koefoed Oxbow Books (December 07, 2011)

Wearing the Cloak contains nine stimulating chapters on Roman military textiles and equipment that take textile research to a new level. Hear the sounds of the Roman soldiers' clacking belts and get a view on...


Dating and interpreting the past in the western Roman Empire

by David Bird Oxbow Books (March 31, 2012)

This volume presents a collection of more than 30 papers in honour of one of Europe's leading scholars on Roman pottery, Brenda Dickinson. Divided into thematic sections, papers are mostly concerned with her...


TRAC 2010

by Dragana Mladenovic & Ben Russell Oxbow Books (April 15, 2011)

This volume contains ten papers reflecting current aspects of the debate in theoretical Roman archaeology. They include papers on what the pottery finds from the Nepi Survey Project can tell us about how the...


Beyond the Romans

by Irene Selsvold & Lewis Webb Oxbow Books (April 09, 2020)

This latest volume in the TRAC Themes in Theoretical Roman Archaeology series takes up posthuman theoretical perspectives to interpret Roman material culture. These perspectives provide novel and compelling...


Augustus and the destruction of history

by Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener & Louise Hodgson Cambridge Philological Society (May 15, 2020)

Augustus and the Destruction of History explores the intense controversies over the meaning and profile of the past that accompanied the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Augustan principate....


Roman Warfare

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (May 06, 2019)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a concise and comprehensive history of the fighting forces that created the Roman Empire

Roman warfare was relentless in its pursuit of victory. A ruthless approach...