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Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire
Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire
by D S Potter
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Life, Death, and Entertainment gives those who have a general interest in Roman antiquity a starting point informed by the latest developments in scholarship for understanding the extraordinary range of Roman society. Family structure, gender identity... (read more)

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Caligula: The Corruption of Power
Caligula: The Corruption of Power
by Anthony A Barrett
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Was the Roman emperor Caligula really the depraved despot of popular legend? In this book -- the first major reassessment of Caligula's life and career in over fifty. years -- Anthony A. Barrett draws on archaeological, numismatic, and literary evidence... (read more)

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The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome
The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome
by Stephen Dando Collins
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Unraveling the many mysteries surrounding the murder of Julius Caesar The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history. Two thousand years after it occurred, many compelling questions remain about his death: Was Brutus... (read more)

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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome (09 Edition)
Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome (09 Edition)
by Anthony Everitt
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The First Century: Emperors, Gods, and Everyman
The First Century: Emperors, Gods, and Everyman
by William K Klingaman
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An engrossing popular history of the major events and people at the time of Jesus, the Roman Empire, and the Han Dynasty.... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)
Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)
by Duane Roller
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Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous--yet more poorly understood--than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was... (read more)

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Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
by Diana Preston
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On a stiflingly hot day in August, 30 B.C., the thirty-nine-year-old Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life, rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, Octavian, the future emperor Augustus. A few days earlier, her lover of... (read more)

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Bathing in Public in the Roman World
Bathing in Public in the Roman World
by Garrett G Fagan
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For Romans, bathing was a social event. Public baths, in fact, were one of the few places where large numbers of Romans gathered daily in an informal context. They went to meet friends, drink wine, pick up sexual partners, and generally while away the... (read more)

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Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun
Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun
by Philip Matyszak
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Until recently, it was assumed that Rome carried the torch of civilization into the barbarian darkness, bringing law, architecture, and literature to conquered peoples. The alternative view now suggests that many of Rome's enemiesthe Celts, Hebrews, and... (read more)

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Zenobia: Between Reality and Legend
Zenobia: Between Reality and Legend
by Yasmine Zahran
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Although she was eventually defeated by the emperor Aurelian in AD 274, Zenobia's life is a story of remarkable drama and achievement, ending in tragic defeat and suicide. In this vividly recounted account of the Palmyrene warrior queen, Yasmine Zahran... (read more)

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The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians
The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians
by J B Bury
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In print for more than thirty years, this book has long served as a standard text on the Germanic penetration of the Roman Empire. Bury's history is indispensable to anyone who seeks to understand the connection between the barbarian migrations of the... (read more)

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Terry Jones' Barbarians
Terry Jones' Barbarians
by Terry Jones
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Terry Jones Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. This is the story of the Roman Empire as seen by the Britons, Gauls, Germans, Hellenes, Persians, and Africans. In place of the propaganda pushed on us by the Romans, well see... (read more)

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Augustus: Godfather of Europe
Augustus: Godfather of Europe
by Richard Holland
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Those he mixed with have sauntered through the pages of history and taken their rightful place upon the stage - Cleopatra, Anthony, Julius Caeser; while Augustus, though just as, and perhaps more, influential, than any, remains elusive. In this book we... (read more)

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Jerome Lectures #22: The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic
Jerome Lectures #22: The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic
by Fergus Millar
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It has often been thought that Roman politics was dominated by a governing class, or even aristocracy, and it has sometimes been presumed that the Senate was a legislative body. The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic takes a dramatically new tack, and... (read more)

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Punic Wars Rome Carthage & the Stuggle for the Mediterranean
Punic Wars Rome Carthage & the Stuggle for the Mediterranean
by Nigel Bagnall
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A fascinating account of the conflict between Rome and Cathage in the years 264-146 BC. First paperback edition of a title published in 1991. 8 maps.... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Rome: the History of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire in the Words of Those Who Were There
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Rome: the History of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire in the Words of Those Who Were There
by Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Rome is the history of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire in the words of those who saw it firsthand. Never before in such detail has there been a history of this great and influential civilization that continues... (read more)

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The Romans
The Romans
by Karl Christ
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Roman civilization is one of the bases of the modern world. The extraordinary achievements of Rome—political, military, cultural—and its dramatic, thousand-year history, during which it grew to dominate the whole world of classical antiquity... (read more)

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Romanization in the Time of Augustus
Romanization in the Time of Augustus
by Ramsay Macmullen
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During the lifetime of Augustus (from 63 B.C. to A.D. 14), Roman civilization spread at a remarkable rate throughout the ancient world, influencing such areas as art and architecture, religion, law, local speech, city design, clothing, and leisure and... (read more)

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Chronicle of the Roman Republic: The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus
Chronicle of the Roman Republic: The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus
by Philip Matyszak
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The Roman Republic was one of the most civilized societies in the ancient world, ruled by elected officials whose power was checked by a constitution so well crafted that it inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America. Here Philip... (read more)

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Gladiator: Rome's Bloody Spectacle
Gladiator: Rome's Bloody Spectacle
by Konstantin Nossov
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From the author of Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons (Lyons Press), Konstantin Nossov, comes this eye-opening new study of one of the most popular pastimes of ancient Rome. This detailed, highly readable guide introduces readers to every aspect of the... (read more)

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