Ancient Rome History
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The Roman Way
The Roman Way
Paperback      ISBN: 0393310787
Uses Roman writings to describe the unique qualities of the ancient Roman character
Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
The People and the City at the Height of the Empire
Paperback      ISBN: 0300101864
Provides insight into Roman life of the second century A.D.
Roman Villas
Roman Villas
Paperback      ISBN: 0747806004
The continuing popularity and value of this introductory guide to the Britain's Roman villas of Britain is testified to by this new Fifth Edition. It includes details of more villas to visit but by far the largest difference is that the illustrations have been revised, enhanced and, in many cases, replaced by colour photographs.
The Army of the Caesars
The Army of the Caesars
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684138212
Briefly considers the history and structure of the Roman imperial army and carefully assesses its impact upon the life of the empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 1439102171
One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees. Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born 247 BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. His father, Hamilcar, was also a great strategist and master tactician who imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present-day Spain. After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War, Hannibal followed in his father’s footsteps, leading Carthage in the Second Punic War. From the time he was a teenager, Hannibal fought against Rome. He is famed for leading Carthage’s army across north Africa, into Spain, along the Mediterranean coast, and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants. Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. Unable to force Rome to capitulate, he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded north Africa. Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama, which Hannibal lost. The terms of surrender were harsh and many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal, eventually forcing him into exile until his death. To this day Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius. Napoleon, George Patton, and Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. are only some of the generals who studied and admired him. His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies. He is one of the figures of the ancient world whose life and exploits never fail to impress. Historian Patrick N. Hunt has led archeological expeditions in the Alps and elsewhere to study Hannibal’s exploits. Now he brings Hannibal’s incredible story to life in this riveting and dramatic book.
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
First Emperor of Rome
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300178727
Caesar Augustus’ story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him ?a boy who owes everything to a name,
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.
Rubicon: The Last Years Of The Roman Republic
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.
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.
Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome
Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome
Paperback      ISBN: 0195161327
This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.