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by Marcus Aurelius & Maxwell Staniforth

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II: A.D. 395 to A.D. 1185 (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Edward Gibbon & Gian Battista Piranesi

"I devoured Gibbon," wrote Winston Churchill. "I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all." Gibbon's magnum opus -- which encompasses thirteen hundred years of history, swinging across...

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I: A.D. 180 to A.D. 395 (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Edward Gibbon, Gian Battista Piranesi & Daniel J. Boorstin

'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and...

Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

by Robert Hughes

From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western...

Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire

by Walter Goffart

Barbarian Tides radically subverts the grand narrative of a "Germanic" migration and reinvents the role of barbarians in the Later Roman Empire. Goffart sets out how the fragmented foreign peoples once living...

The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...

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...

The Romans: An Introduction

by Antony Kamm & Abigail Graham

The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history...


by Alex Butterworth & Ray Laurence

This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of...

In The Name Of Rome: The Men Who Won The Roman Empire

by Adrian Goldsworthy

The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest-lasting empire the world has ever seen. The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history....

The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

by Dr Geza Alfoldy

This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the...

Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World (Routledge Revivals): A Sourcebook

by Onno Van Nijf & Fik Meijer

This book, first published in 1992, presents an introduction to the nature of trade and transport in antiquity through a selection of translated literary, papyrological, epigraphical and legal sources. These...

The Roman Empire

by Philip Matyszak

No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic...

Daily Life in Ancient Rome - The People and the City at the Height of the Empire

by Jerome Carcopino

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...

The Chemical Muse

by D. C.A. Hillman, Ph.D.

"The last wild frontier of classical studies." ---The Times (UK)

The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In...

The Sacred Identity of Ephesos (Routledge Revivals): Foundation Myths of a Roman City

by Guy Maclean Rogers

The Sacred Identity of Ephesos offers a full-length interpretation of one of the largest known bequests in the Classical world, made to the city of Ephesos in AD 104 by a wealthy Roman equestrian, and challenges...

The Spaniards in Rome (Routledge Revivals): From Marius to Domitian

by Ernest Weinrib

The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian, first published in 1990, examines the expansion and revitalisation of the Roman aristocracy in the later Republic and early Empire, focusing specifically on the...

Roman Spain (Routledge Revivals): Conquest and Assimilation

by Leonard A. Curchin

The rugged, parched landscape and fierce inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula resisted Rome's best generals for two centuries. Roman Spain tells the story of this conquest, making use of the latest archaeological...

The Colosseum

by Aavv, Aa. Vv. & Lozzi Roma

The Valley of Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, The Temple of Venus and Rome, the Domus Aurea

Ancient Rome

by William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia....