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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome
Paperback      ISBN: 0195123328
This handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., including information that is hard to find and even harder to decipher. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome provides a unique look at a civilization whose art, literature, law, and engineering influenced the whole of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and beyond. The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts; the many Roman religions and festivals; the Roman system of personal names; contemporary poets and historians; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, as well as more than 125 site-specific photographs and line drawings. Maps chart the expansion and contraction of the territory from the foundation city of Rome itself to the Byzantine Empire and the ultimate decline of the West. Combining both archaeological and historical evidence, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome is perfect for anyone interested in Roman history, the classics, or an overview of the amazing period in which the Romans ruled.
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0404028209

7 Volume Set

Rubicon: The Last Years Of The Roman Republic
Rubicon
The Last Years Of The Roman Republic
Paperback      ISBN: 1400078970
A suspenseful popular history of the fall of the Roman Republic traces the events and generation that marked the final century B.C., discussing such topics as the drama-spurred personality of Julius Caesar, the rise of Alexandria, the rule of Augustus, and the contributions of such figures as Caesar, Cleopatra, and Brutus. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Confronting the Classics
Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871407167
An internationally recognized historian presents a revealing tour of the ancient world, shedding new light on Greek and Roman history.
The Jugurthine War: The Conspiracy of Catiline
The Jugurthine War
The Conspiracy of Catiline
by Sallust
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441328
Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes
Palmyra 1885
The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes
Paperback      ISBN: 0956594875
PALMYRA 1885, by Benjamin Anderson and Robert G. Ousterhout, is the first published record of the five fruitful days that father of American archaeological photography, John Henry Haynes, spent in Syria’s ancient desert city, whose most important monuments were destroyed by the self-styled Islamic State in 2015.
The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination
The Death of Caesar
The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination
Paperback      ISBN: 1451668813
A professor of both history and classics describes the actual events of March 15, 33 BC, when Julius Caesar was murdered during the Roman civil wars, in comparison to those outlined by William Shakespeare in his famous play.
Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
Dynasty
The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385537840
The follow-up to Rubicon picks up with the murder of Julius Caesar and vividly depicts the intrigue, murder, ambition and treachery of Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. 35,000 first printing. Illustrations.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: An Abridged Version
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
An Abridged Version
Paperback      ISBN: 0140431896
Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.
The Twelve Caesars
The Twelve Caesars
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440720
First-century Roman life is portrayed in sketches of the family histories, public careers, physical traits, private lives, and vices of Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitian