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The Roman Empire

by Peter Garnsey & Richard Saller

During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did...

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

The Teacher in Ancient Rome

by Lisa Maurice

The Teacher in Ancient Rome: The Magister and His World by Lisa Maurice investigates a particular aspect of education in ancient Rome, namely the figure of the teacher. After identifying and defining the different...

Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine

by Kevin Uhalde

Augustine, bishop of Hippo between 395 and 430, and his fellow bishops lived and worked through massive shifts in politics, society, and religion. Christian bishops were frequently asked to serve as intellectuals,...

Roman Philosophy and the Good Life

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

A practical people not prone to be lured to philosophical abstraction for its own sake, the Romans looked toward philosophy for guidance on how to live. Though wary of Greek philosophy, the Romans would come...

The Civil Wars

by Appian & Mint Editions

The Civil Wars (c. 150) is a work of political and military history by Appian. Written toward the end of his career as a leading advocate in Rome, The Civil Wars is comprised of books 13-17 of The Roman History...

The Practicing Stoic

by Ward Farnsworth

“Farnsworth beautifully integrates his own observations with scores of quotations from Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Montaigne and others. This isn’t just a book to read—it’s a book to return to,...

Cannabis in the Ancient Greek and Roman World

by Alan Sumler

Did the ancient Greeks and Romans use psychoactive cannabis? Scholars say that hemp was commonplace in the ancient world, but there is no consensus on cannabis usage. According to botany, hemp and cannabis are...

The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authorsThough Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...

Evil Roman Emperors

by Phillip Barlag

Nero fiddled while Rome burned. As catchy as that aphorism is, it’s sadly untrue, even if it has a nice ring to it. The one thing Nero is well-known for is the one thing he actually didn’t do. But fear not,...


by Marcus Aurelius & Pierre Baumann

The unabridged version of this definitive work is now available in a highly designed paperback with flaps with a new introduction by Pierre Baumann. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics series, a modern design...

Conversations About History, Volume 3

by Howard Burton

Conversations About History, Volume 3, includes the following 5 carefully-edited Ideas Roadshow Conversations featuring leading historians. This collection includes a detailed preface highlighting the connections...

Conversations About History, Volume 1

by Howard Burton

Conversations About History, Volume 1, includes the following 5 carefully-edited Ideas Roadshow Conversations featuring leading historians. This collection includes a detailed preface highlighting the connections...

The Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CE

by Robin Fleming

Although lowland Britain in 300 CE had been as Roman as any province in the empire, in the generations on either side of 400, urban life, the money economy, and the functioning state collapsed. Many of the most...

Julian and Christianity

by David Neal Greenwood

The Roman emperor Julian is a figure of ongoing interest and the subject of David Neal Greenwood's Julian and Christianity. This unique examination of Julian as the last pagan emperor and anti-Christian polemicist...

Roman Eskdale

by R. G. Collingwood

This vintage book contains a detailed guide-book the Roman forts and ruins of Eskdale, a dale in Cumberland. There are two significant Roman forts at this location: one on the mountainside of Hardknot, the other...

From Trophy Towns to City-States

by Jesper Majbom Madsen

In 66 BCE, in the woods of Armenia Minor, Pompey the Great defeated Mithridates VI Eupator, making him one of the most successful Roman generals of all time. The victory presented him with the enormous challenge...

The Politics of Roman Memory

by Marion Kruse

What did it mean to be Roman after the fall of the western Roman empire in 476, and what were the implications of new formulations of Roman identity for the inhabitants of both east and west? How could an empire...

Hidden Criticism of the Angry Tyrant in Early Judaism and the Acts of the Apostles

by Drew J. Strait & David P. Moessner

Hidden Criticism of the Angry Tyrant in Early Judaism and the Acts of the Apostles adds to the current literature of imperial-critical New Testament readings with an examination of Luke’s hidden criticism...

On This Rock

by E. A. Judge & A. D. Macdonald

The command of the risen Christ was to make students of all nations: "On this Rock I will build . . ." But the spread of the Pentecostal gospel disrupted the national values of eternal Rome, with her increasingly...