The Age of Augustus (Blackwell Ancient Lives) by Werner Eck

By Werner Eck

During this up to date version of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extreme tale of Augustus, Rome's first monarch.Incorporates literary, archaeological, and felony assets to supply a shiny narrative of Augustus’ brutal upward push to energy Written through one of many world’s major specialists at the Roman empire lines the historical past of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire encompasses a new bankruptcy on laws, extra info at the monuments of the Augustan interval, extra maps and illustrations, and a stemma of Augustus’ relations Thorough, uncomplicated, and arranged chronologically, this is often an amazing source for somebody impending the topic for the 1st time

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30-Second Ancient Rome: The 50 Most Important Achievments of by Dr. Matthew Nichols

By Dr. Matthew Nichols

You understand that Rome wasn’t inbuilt an afternoon, yet simply how did a cluster of small hilltop villages extend to turn into one of many maximum empires in history?

Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How used to be a legion equipped? Did humans rather communicate Latin? What leisure may possibly you notice on the Colosseum? And what used to be lifestyle like for a Roman citizen?

This ebook takes a singular method of answering these kind of questions and extra. 30-Second historical Rome offers a distinct perception into some of the most brilliantly ruled societies, the place army may and expansive empire prepared the ground for technological advances that assisted in shaping our sleek life. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to scientific diagnoses, this can be the straightest highway towards knowing the 50 key thoughts and concepts that constructed and outlined one of many world’s nice civilisations.

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The government of the Roman Empire : a sourcebook by Dr Barbara Levick, Barbara Levick

By Dr Barbara Levick, Barbara Levick

This publication finds how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt should be governed from a unmarried urban and nonetheless live on greater than one thousand years. The executive of the Roman Empire is the one sourcebook to be aware of the management of the empire, utilizing the facts of up to date writers and historians.
Specifically designed for college kids, with large cross-referencing, bibliographies and introductions and causes for every merchandise, this new version brings the ebook correct up to date, and makes it the correct source for college kids of the topic

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Cornelia, Mother of Gracchi (Women of the Ancient World) by Suzanne Dixon

By Suzanne Dixon

Analyzing the awesome lifetime of Cornelia, famed because the epitome of advantage, constancy and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon offers an in-depth research of the lady who might be represented the proper of the Roman matrona greater than the other. learning her existence in the course of a interval of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, spouse of an aristocrat, and mom of the Gracchi; and the way those enabled her to maneuver in excessive echelons of society. for college kids and students of classical reports and Roman historical past, this book will give scholars a glimpse into the lifetime of Cornelia, and of the impression she had at the interval.

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Lepidus. The Tarnished Triumvir by Richard D. Weigel

By Richard D. Weigel

The unglamorous modern of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus used to be, however, a member of the second one Triumvirate who performed an important function within the political, spiritual and army affairs of the past due Republic. via a cautious exam of Lepidus's profession, Richard D. Weigel means that Lepidus used to be a reliable ruler who used to be constant in serving the Republic's wishes as he understood them. Lepidus is a perfect resource for somebody attracted to gaining a better knowing of the past due Roman Empire.

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Familia Caesaris: A Social Study of the Emperor's Freedmen by P. R. C. Weaver

By P. R. C. Weaver

The slave and freed slave periods are of the 1st value for any learn of the social constitution of the Roman international within the first and moment centuries advert. between them the emperor's personal slaves and freedmen, the Familia Caesaris, deserve distinct cognizance: this used to be an important in prestige and the main cellular socially of the entire teams in slave-born periods; it additionally had the best continuity of improvement and the people who comprised it may be pointed out and dated in adequate numbers for major statistical comparisons to be made up of their family-relationships and occupations. the first resources for this learn are inscriptions - over 4 thousand of them - quite often sepulchral, short, stereotyped and undated. one in all Professor Weaver's major achievements has been to set up standards for courting and analyzing this intractable fabric in order that it will possibly yield the social historian trustworthy statistical info. He exhibits how the Familia Caesaris differed from different sections of the slave and freedman periods and the way even inside of it there has been a substantial measure of social differentiation.

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Empress Zenobia: Palmyra’s Rebel Queen by Pat Southern

By Pat Southern

The historical resources for the lifestyles and occasions of Zenobia are sparse, and the surviving literary works are biased in the direction of the Roman perspective, a lot as are the resources for 2 different well-known ladies who challenged Rome, Cleopatra and Boudica. In Empress Zenobia, Pat Southern seeks to inform the opposite aspect of the mythical third century queen's position in background.
As queen of Palmyra (present-day Syria), Zenobia was once stated in her lifetime as attractive and shrewdpermanent, accumulating around her on the Palmyrene court docket writers and poets, artists and philosophers. It was once acknowledged that Zenobia claimed descent from Cleopatra, which can't be precise yet is indicative of the way she observed herself and the way she meant to be obvious by way of others at domestic and overseas. This full of life narrative explores the mythical queen and charts the development of her unequivocal statement, not just of independence from Rome, yet of supremacy. firstly, Zenobia stated the suzerainty of the Roman Emperors, yet eventually started to name herself Augusta and her son Vaballathus Augustus. There should be no clearer problem to the authority of Rome within the east, drawing the Emperor Aurelian to the ultimate battles and the submission of Palmyra in advert 272.

Zenobia's tale has encouraged many melodramatic fictions yet few real volumes of any authority were released. Pat Southern's booklet is a full of life account that's either modern and authoritative, in addition to completely engaging.

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The Second Sophistic: A Cultural Phenomenon in the Roman by Graham Anderson

By Graham Anderson

Sophism was once the one most vital move in moment century literature: prose of that interval got here to be written as leisure instead of restricted to ancient topics. Graham Anderson exhibits how the Greek sophists' abilities in public talking enabled them to accomplish successfully throughout various actions. As he offers the sophists' roles as civic celebrities side-by-side with their roles as transmitters of Hellenic tradition and literary artists, a co-ordinated view of the second one Sophistic as a posh phenomenon emerges.

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