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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...


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....


Mythology

by Edith Hamilton & Suzanne Toren Hachette Book Group (March 05, 2013)

Edith Hamilton's Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture--the stories of gods and heroes that...


The Edge of the Empire

by Bronwen Riley Pegasus Books (May 03, 2016)

AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Faraway Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and "the...


The Eternal City

by Ferdinand Addis Pegasus Books (November 06, 2018)

The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian.

Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role...


Caesar's Footprints

by Bijan Omrani Pegasus Books (December 05, 2017)

An intellectual adventure through ancient France revealing how Caesar’s conquest of Gaul changed the course of French culture, forever transforming modern Europe.

Julius Caesar’s conquests in Gaul in the...


Agrippina

by Emma Southon Pegasus Books (August 06, 2019)

In her own time, she was recognized as a woman of unparalleled power. Beautiful and intelligent, she was portrayed as alternately a ruthless murderer and helpless victim, the most loving mother and the most...


The Roman Empire

by Philip Matyszak Oneworld Publications (April 03, 2014)

No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to a quarter of the world's population and 3 million km2 of land, it represented a diverse and dynamic collection...


The Enemies of Rome

by Stephen Kershaw Pegasus Books (January 07, 2020)

A fresh and vivid narrative history of the Roman Empire from the point of view of the “barbarian” enemies of Rome.

History is written by the victors, and Rome had some very eloquent historians. Those the...


Rome

by Matthew Kneale & Neil Gardner Simon & Schuster Audio (May 15, 2018)

“This magnificent love letter to Rome” (Stephen Greenblatt) tells the story of the Eternal City through pivotal moments that defined its history--from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and...


Ten Caesars

by Barry Strauss & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (March 05, 2019)

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)?a...


Hannibal

by Theodore Ayrault Dodge & Bill Wallace Blackstone Publishing (June 20, 2011)

Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the...


The Twelve Caesars

by Michael Grant & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 03, 2012)

The personalities of the Twelve Caesars of ancient Rome—Julius Caesar and the first eleven Roman emperors who followed him—have profoundly impressed themselves upon the world. They bore the perilous responsibility...


Caesar's Legion

by Stephen Dando-Collins & Stuart Langton Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion, following Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history...


Dynasty

by Tom Holland & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2015)

Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon--his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic--with...


The Great Fire of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (September 07, 2010)

In 64 AD, on the night of July 19, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. The fire would spread over the coming days to engulf much of the city of Rome. From this calamity,...


Martyr of the Catacombs

by an anonymous Christian & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

This fictional classic describes the factual persecution endured by the early Christians living in the catacombs beneath Rome through the character of Marellus, a captain in the Praetorian Guard and despised...


The Histories

by Caius Cornelius Tacitus, James Adams & W. H. Fyfe Blackstone Publishing (January 24, 2008)

Caius Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman orator and public official, is considered one of the greatest historians as well as one of the greatest prose stylists of the Latin language. In The Histories, he describes and...


The Ides

by Stephen Dando-Collins & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (May 10, 2010)

Sixty killers, wearing the purple-trimmed togas of Roman senators, unsheathed their hidden daggers to stab the most feared and powerful man in the Empire. Hundreds of their colleagues ran screaming from the...


The Roman Way

by Edith Hamilton & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In The Roman Way, Edith Hamilton shows us Rome through the eyes of the Romans. Plautus and Terence, Cicero and Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Virgil, and Augustus come to life in their ambitions, their work, their...


Antigone Rising

by Helen Morales & Gabra Zackman Bold Type Books (April 14, 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...


Mortal Republic

by Edward J. Watts & Matt Kugler Basic Books (November 06, 2018)

Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author.

In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers...


A.D. 381

by Charles Freeman Abrams Press (February 04, 2009)

In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined...


The Roman Guide to Slave Management

by Jerry Toner & Mary Beard Abrams Press (September 03, 2014)

Having spent most of his life managing his servants--many of them prisoners from Rome's military conquests--he decided to write a kind of owner's manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, The Roman...


Under Another Sky

by Charlotte Higgins Abrams Press (August 03, 2015)

What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Sometimes on foot, sometimes in a magnificent, if...


Before and After Alexander

by Richard A. Billows Abrams Press (June 11, 2018)

In the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe. So important is Greece to history that figures such...