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Jerome and His Women

by Joan B O'Hagan & Professor Richard Johnson

The events in this book take place in Ancient Rome at the end of the fourth century, between the years 382 and 385 AD – a short, but critical, timespan in the history of Western civilisation. It was crunch...

Buried Cities

by Jennie Hall

Do you like to dig for hidden treasure? Have you ever found Indian arrowheads or Indian pottery? I knew a boy who was digging a cave in a sandy place, and he found an Indian grave. With his own hands he uncovered...


by Marcus Aurelius

MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS was born on April 26, A.D. 121. His real name was M. Annius Verus, and he was sprung of a noble family which claimed descent from Numa, second King of Rome. Thus the most religious...

Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

by Charlotte Higgins

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the captivating and haunting exploration of the remnants of an empire What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense...

Catalaunian Fields AD 451: Rome's last great battle

by Simon Macdowall & Peter Dennis

The battle of the Catalaunian Fields saw two massive, powerful Empires square up in a conflict that was to shape the course of Eurasian history forever. For despite the Roman victory, the Roman Empire would...

Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC

by Raffaele D'Amato & Giuseppe Rava

The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. Indeed, during the clash of the great Mediterranean powers...

Pagan and Christian Rome

by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani

It has been contended, and many still believe, that in ancient Rome the doctrines of Christ found no proselytes, except among the lower and poorer classes of citizens. That is certainly a noble picture which...

Discovering the Colosseum

by Mauro Poma

A fascinating journey into the world of the largest amphitheater in Roman history to explore its curiosities, stories, characters, animals, gladiators, and much more... The author will help you discover the...

The History of Rome. Book I

by Theodor Mommsen

The history of Italy falls into two main sections: (1) its internal history down to its union under the leadership of the Latin stock, and (2) the history of its sovereignty over the world. Under the first section,...

Attila the Hun

by Nic Fields & Steve Noon

Attila the Hun is one of the iconic figures of history. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s till his death in AD 453 he ravaged first the Eatsern Roman Empire and later the Western Roman Empire,...

The "True" History of the Roman Empire

by Gilbert Abbott Becket

The writer of this book is animated by an earnest wish to aid, as far as he is able, in the project of combining instruction with amusement; and he trusts he shall not be blamed for endeavouring to render such...

The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

by Peter S. Wells

The previously untold story of the watershed battle that changed the course of Western history.

In AD 9, a Roman traitor led an army of barbarians who trapped and then slaughtered three entire Roman legions:...

Ancient Rome: Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus

by Matthew Dillon & Lynda Garland

In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon...

The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...

Studies of Roman Life and Literature

by Frank Frost Abbott

This book deals with the life of the common people, with their language and literature, their occupations and amusements, and with their social, political, and economic conditions. We are interested in the common...

The Lost History of Peter the Patrician: An Account of Rome's Imperial Past from the Age of Justinian

by Thomas M. Banchich

The Lost History of Peter the Patrician is an annotated translation from the Greek of the fragments of Peter's History, including additional fragments which are now more often considered the work of the Roman...

The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

by Barry Strauss

The exciting, dramatic story of one of history’s most famous events—the death of Julius Caesar—now placed in full context of Rome’s civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss.

Thanks to William Shakespeare,...

Building for Eternity: the History and Technology of Roman Concrete Engineering in the Sea

by C.J. Brandon, R.L. Hohlfelder & M.D. Jackson

One marker of the majesty of ancient Rome is its surviving architectural legacy, the stunning remains of which are scattered throughout the circum-Mediterranean landscape. Surprisingly, one truly remarkable...

Exemplarity and Singularity: Thinking through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law

by Michele Lowrie & Susanne Lüdemann

This book pursues a strand in the history of thought - ranging from codified statutes to looser social expectations - that uses particulars, more specifically examples, to produce norms. Much intellectual history...

Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

by Anthony Corbeill

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), neuter bodies...