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Seven Roman Statesmen

by Charles Oman

THERE WAS A TIME, NOT so very long ago, when the taunt was true that history was written as if it were a mere string of anecdotal biographies of great men. But for the last forty years the pendulum has been...


The Barbarian Invasions (Serapis Classics)

by Pasquale Villari

What caused the fall of the Roman Empire? The first reply that occurs to us is this: That the Romans were corrupt and enfeebled by corruption; the Barbarians, while rougher, were also stronger and less corrupt....


The Byzantine Empire (Serapis Classics)

by Charles Oman

Two thousand five hundred and fifty-eight years ago a little fleet of galleys toiled painfully against the current up the long strait of the Hellespont, rowed across the broad Propontis, and came to anchor in...


Roman Imperialism (Serapis Classics)

by Tenney Frank

My purpose in the following pages has been to analyze, so far as the fragmentary sources permit, the precise influences that urged the Roman republic toward territorial expansion. Imperialism, as we now use...


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...


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...


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....


Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals): A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68

by David Braund

The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible....


Constantine (Routledge Revivals)

by Ramsay MacMullen

This study, first published in 1969, presents an astute and authoritative depiction of the cultural, religious and secular developments which shook the Roman world in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD,...


Noricum (Routledge Revivals)

by Geza Alfoldy

The Roman province of Noricum occupied most of Austria as well as parts of Italy, Germany and the Balkans. Noricum, first published in 1974, presents a comprehensive history of Noricum, from 400 BC to the end...


The Coming of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

by JOHN WACHER

The Coming of Rome, first published in 1979, examines some basic features of Roman Britain: the cities, the towns, and the monuments of an urban culture. J.S. Wacher considers the evidence, mainly from inscriptions,...