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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.


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...


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.

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...

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...

The Senecans

by Peter Stothard Abrams Press (September 26, 2016)

A year after the death of Margaret Thatcher, a young historian arrives to ask Peter Stothard, Editor of the Time Literary Supplement and former editor of The Time, some sharp questions about his memories of...


by Christopher Epplett Skyhorse (April 04, 2017)

A history of gladiators—with an added bite!

It’s hard for modern readers to truly grasp the spectacle that was arena sports in ancient Rome, which pitted man against man and man against beast in mortal combat....

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

by G. Suetonius Tranquillus Dancing Unicorn Books (September 27, 2018)

The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor...

Ten Caesars

by Barry Strauss Simon & Schuster (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...

Kill Caesar!

by Rose Mary Sheldon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2018)

Exploring the history of internal security under the first Roman dynasty, this groundbreaking book answers the enduring question: If there were 9,000 men guarding the emperor, how were three-quarters of Rome’s...

The Early History of Rome (Books I-V)

by Livy Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

An epic endeavor by a man genuinely enamored of his native Rome, Livy’s “History of Rome” was originally written in 142 books spanning the entire history of the Roman people up to Livy’s day in the time...

Bridges in New Testament Interpretation

by Werner H. Kelber, Neil Elliott, Alan Kenneth Kirk & Holly E. Hearon et al. Fortress Academic (April 15, 2018)

The field of New Testament studies often appears splintered into widely different specializations and narrowly defined research projects. Nevertheless, some of the most important insights have come about when...


by Matthew Kneale Simon & Schuster (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...

The Ancient World in Minutes

The Medieval Military Engineer

by Peter Purton Boydell Press (April 20, 2018)

The results of medieval engineering still surround us - cathedrals, castles, stone bridges, irrigation systems. However, the siege artillery, siege towers, temporary bridges, earthwork emplacements and underground...

In Defence of Christianity

by Jakob Engberg, Anders-Christian Jacobsen & Jörg Ulrich Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 20, 2014)

In Defence of Christianity examines the early Christian apologists in their context in thirteen articles divided in four parts. Part I provides an introduction to apology and apologetics in antiquity, an overview...

Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity

by Julia Hillner, Jörg Ulrich & Jakob Engberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 26, 2016)

This volume results from the international research project ‘The Migration of Faith: Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity (325?c.600)’. The project is a collaboration between the Department of History at the...

Landscapes of Power

by Maximilian Lau, Caterina Franchi & Morgan Di Rodi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

This volume contains selected papers from the XV International Graduate Conference, highlighting the latest scholarship from a new generation of Late Antique and Byzantine scholars from around the world. The...

The Long Seventh Century

by Thomas J. MacMaster, Emanuele E. Intagliata & Alessandro Gnasso Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

This volume represents a selection of papers presented at the 2013 Edinburgh Seventh Century Colloquium, showcasing the latest scholarship from a rising generation of academics. The volume traverses the globe...

L’Italia centrale e la creazione di una «koiné» culturale?

by Michel Aberson, Maria Cristina Biella, Massimiliano Di Fazio & Pierre Sanchez et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 12, 2016)

Esito del 2° convegno della serie «E pluribus unum? L’Italia dalla frammentazione preromana all’unità augustea», tenutosi a Roma nel 2014, il libro tratta la «romanizzazione» dell’Italia preromana,...

An Island Economy

by Scott Gallimore Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

This book offers the first presentation of Hellenistic and Roman period ceramic assemblages from the city of Hierapytna, located on the southeast coast of Crete. Recovered from three rescue excavations in the...

The Essence of Edward Gibbon on Christianity

by Hunter Lewis Axios Press (November 01, 2017)

Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) became world famous as the author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Of the early Christian era, he wrote: “The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world,...

Incidental Archaeologists

by Bonnie Effros Cornell University Press (August 15, 2018)

In Incidental Archaeologists, Bonnie Effros examines the archaeological contributions of nineteenth-century French military officers, who, raised on classical accounts of warfare and often trained as cartographers,...

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

by Christopher A. Frilingos University of Pennsylvania Press (September 05, 2017)

When Jesus was five he killed a boy, or so reports the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. A little boy had run into Jesus by accident, bumping him on the shoulder, and Jesus took offense: "Jesus was angry and said to...

The Eternal City

by Peter Bondanella The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

A major new interpretation of the impact of ancient Rome on our culture, this study charts the effects of two diametrically opposed views of Roman antiquity: the virtuous republic of self-less citizen soldiers...

On Roman Religion

by Jorg Rupke Cornell University Press (October 04, 2016)

Was religious practice in ancient Rome cultic and hostile to individual expression? Or was there, rather, considerable latitude for individual initiative and creativity? Jorg Rupke, one of the world's leading...

On Duties

by Marcus Tullius Cicero & Benjamin Patrick Newton Cornell University Press (July 28, 2016)

Benjamin Patrick Newton's translation of Cicero’s On Duties is the most complete edition of a text that has been considered a source of moral authority throughout classical, medieval, and modern times. Marcus...

The care of the dead in late antiquity

by Éric Rebillard, Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings & Jeanine Routier-Pucci Cornell University Press (May 21, 2009)

In this provocative book Éric Rebillard challenges many long-held assumptions about early Christian burial customs. For decades scholars of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated...

Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200–450 CE

by Éric Rebillard Cornell University Press (October 25, 2012)

For too long, the study of religious life in Late Antiquity has relied on the premise that Jews, pagans, and Christians were largely discrete groups divided by clear markers of belief, ritual, and social practice....

The Space that Remains

by Aaron Pelttari Cornell University Press (September 04, 2014)

When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, and Statius...

Libanius the Sophist

by Raffaella Cribiore Cornell University Press

Libanius of Antioch was a rhetorician of rare skill and eloquence. So renowned was he in the fourth century that his school of rhetoric in Roman Syria became among the most prestigious in the Eastern Empire....