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The Spartacus War

Barry Strauss

• An authoritative account from an expert author: The Spartacus War is the first popular history of the revolt in English. A leading authority on classical military history, Barry Strauss has used recent archaeological discoveries, ...

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Published: Feb 2010

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard

New York Times Bestseller. Mary Beard's "magisterial" history shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (The Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic upon its publication, Mary Beard narrates ...

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Published: Sep 2016

Pagans: The End of Traditional Religi...

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional" religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine.Pagans explores the rise ...

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Published: Mar 2016

Confronting the Classics: Traditions,...

Mary Beard

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is "the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work" (Observer). Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writ...

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Published: Oct 2014

Spqr: A Roman Miscellany

Anthony Everitt

From the acclaimed author of Augustus, Cicero, and The Rise of Rome, an entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. Do you know to what use the Romans put th...

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Published: Nov 2015

The Apostles and Their Times

Mike Aquilina

Here is an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth.Relying on the ancient documents, as well as latest archeological findings and ...

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Published: Aug 2017

Science Education in the Early Roman ...

Richard Carrier

Throughout the Roman Empire Cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities...

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Published: Oct 2016

Imperial Roman Warships 27 BC-193 Ad

Raffaele D'Amato

The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a Navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was only the existence of the fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained ...

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Published: Jan 2016

Imperial Roman Warships 193 565 Ad

Raffaele D. Amato

The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy. It was now not ju...

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Published: Feb 2017

Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provi...

Raffaele D. Amato

Between the reigns of Augustus and Septimius Severus, the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire frequently saw brutal fighting, most notably during the conquest of Dacia by Trajan, the suppression of the Great Revolt in Judea and inte...

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Published: May 2017

Roman Army Units in the Western Provi...

Raffaele D. Amato

Although often portrayed generically in media, decades of research have revealed a staggeringly diverse range of equipment and uniforms used by the Roman army, tracing how these changed through time and how regional deployment caused ...

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Published: Jun 2016

The Storm Before the Storm: The Begin...

Mike Duncan

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Repub...

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Published: Oct 2018

Cannae

Adrian Goldsworthy

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome's most devastating defeatAugust 2, 216 BC was one of history's bloodiest single days of fighting. On a narrow plain near the Southern Italian town of Cann...

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Published: May 2019

Roman Warfare

Adrian Goldsworthy

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a concise and comprehensive history of the fighting forces that created the Roman EmpireRoman warfare was relentless in its pursuit of victory. A ruthless approach to combat played a ma...

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Published: May 2019

The Roman Republic: A Very Short Intr...

David M. Gwynn

The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by h...

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Published: Oct 2012

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Hou...

Tom Holland

In this dazzling portrait of Rome's first imperial dynasty, Tom Holland traces the astonishing century-long story of the rise and fall of the Julio-Claudians—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. Capturing both the brill...

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Published: Sep 2016

The Colosseum (Wonders of the World)

Keith Hopkins

Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series (Part I and Part II) Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome's most famous monument, the Colosseum. Mid-Victorians admired the hundreds of va...

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Published: Mar 2011

Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10

Livy

"People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe."Here is a superb new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livy's monumental history of Rome, covering the peri...

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Published: Mar 2013

The Early History of Rome (Books I-V)...

Livy

An epic endeavor by a man genuinely enamored of his native Rome, Livy's "History of Rome" was originally written in 142 books spanning the entire history of the Roman people up to Livy's day in the time of Augustus in the fi...

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Published: Jun 2018

Discourses on Livy: (translated by Ni...

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Discourses on Livy", which was first published posthumously in 1531, is Niccolo Machiavelli's analysis of the first ten books of Livy's monumental work of Roman History, which details the expansion of Rome through the end o...

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Published: Sep 2018

Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unoff...

Philip Matyszak

"A fascinating little handbook of serious scholarship and irrepressible wit, Legionary vividly illuminates military life in ancient Rome."―Boston GlobeYour emperor needs you for the Roman army! The year is 100 CE and Rome ...

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Published: Feb 2018

The Roman Catacombs

Rev James Spencer Northcote

Enter into the shadows of the Roman catacombs where early Christians attended Mass and hid in fear from Roman soldiers seeking their death for refusing to renounce the Christian Faith.You'll read dramatic acts of faith and courage as ...

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Published: Feb 2017

Caesar's Footprints: A Cultural Excur...

Bijan Omrani

An intellectual adventure through ancient France revealing how Caesar's conquest of Gaul changed the course of French culture, forever transforming modern Europe. Julius Caesar's conquests in Gaul in the 50s BC were bloody, but the cu...

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Published: Apr 2019

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

Plutarch

"Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life." ―Michael Dirda, Washington PostPompey, Ca...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Histories

Polybius

Here is the first new translation for over thirty years of Polybius' Histories, the major source for our knowledge of the Eternal City's early rise to power, covering the years of the Second Punic War, the defeat of Hannibal, and Rome...

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Published: Nov 2010

Why We're All Romans: The Roman Contr...

Carl J. Richard

This engaging yet deeply informed work not only examines Roman history and the multitude of Roman achievements in rich and colorful detail but also delineates their crucial and lasting impact on Western civilization. Noted historian C...

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Published: Jun 2011

The Celts

Alice Roberts

'Informed, impeccably researched and written' Neil OliverThe Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this e...

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Published: Aug 2017

Catiline's Conspiracy, the Jugurthine...

Sallust

Sallust was one of the first classical historians to move beyond a dry recitation of fact to paint sharp-edged portraits of the moral and political degeneration of the Roman Republic. Sallust's abrupt and distinctive style is the perf...

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Published: Jun 2010

The Death of Caesar: The Story of His...

Barry Strauss

In this story of the most famous assassination in history, "the last bloody day of the [Roman] Republic has never been painted so brilliantly" (The Wall Street Journal).Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate ...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Twelve Caesars

Suetonius

One of antiquity's great historical resources, this chronicle by an ancient Roman scholar portrays the lives and reigns of Julius Caesar and his immediate successors. Suetonius, who served as private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, ...

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Published: Apr 2018
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