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History of the Later Roman Empire: From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian
History of the Later Roman Empire
From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian
Paperback      ISBN: 0486203999
Volume 2 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 of Justinian (A.D. 565). "An important and valuable contribution to our knowledge." — Classical Review.
History of the Later Roman Empire: From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian
History of the Later Roman Empire
From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian
Paperback      ISBN: 0486203980
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 of Justinian (A.D. 565).
Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome
Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300073828
The spectacles of Imperial Rome, the religious festivals, public games, circus, animal hunts, processions and dramas, were used by emperors and politicians to convey ideologies and political policies and to test public opinion.
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0404028209

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Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
Rome's Last Citizen
The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0312681232
An in-depth portrait of statesman and aristocratic soldier Marcus Porcius Cato traces his life against a backdrop of period terrorism, a debt crisis and a fractious and drama-prone ruling class, describing his defense of sacred Roman traditions and his contributions to early Christianity. 25,000 first printing.
Pompeii: The Day a City Died
Pompeii
The Day a City Died
Paperback      ISBN: 0810928558
An expert on Pompeii uses photographs, reconstructed city plans, mosaics, and drawings to provide a vivid portrait of life in this Roman city
The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
The Storm Before the Storm
The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
Paperback      ISBN: 1541724038
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants, barbarian chieftains, and despotic kings. Through the centuries, Rome's model of cooperative and participatory government remained remarkably durable and unmatched in the history of the ancient world. In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved to be its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled: rising economic inequality disrupted traditional ways of life, endemic social and ethnic prejudice led to clashes over citizenship and voting rights, and rampant corruption and ruthless ambition sparked violent political clashes that cracked the once indestructible foundations of the Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, The Storm Before the Storm dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.
Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual
Legionary
The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 0500293791
The Early Church
The Early Church
Paperback      ISBN: 0140231994
Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.
The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives
The Age of Caesar
Five Roman Lives
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393292827
A new translation of Plutarch focuses on five men--Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony--that remade the Roman world.