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Constantine the Emperor
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Constantine the Emperor

By Potter, David

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The vast record of Constantine's administration reveals a government careful in its exercise of power but capable of ruthless, even savage, actions. Constantine executed (or drove to suicide) his father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his once beloved wife. An unparalleled general throughout his life, planning a major assault on the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. Alongside the visionary who believed that his success came from the direct intervention of his God resided an aggressive warrior, a sometimes cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler. These characteristics combined together in a long and remarkable career, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Beginning with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's image has been subject to distortion. .... the most comprehensive, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's extraordinary life. 368p. illus. bibliography index. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

The Emperor's Virgin

By Fraser,Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$7.50

The Emperor's Virgin

By Fraser,Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. Novel about the period of Domitian by Canadian writer. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$7.50

The National Roman Museum : Baths of Diocletian with the Sculptures of the Octagonal Hall

By Tagliamonte, Gianluca

Rome: Electa, 1998. Part of the collections of the National Museum of Rome are housed in part of the restored remains of the Baths of Diocletian. This guide describes the archaeology and history of the buildings and also illustrates the current use of the restored Octagonal Hall as a sculpture gallery. 64p. illus maps bibliography. First Thus. Softcover. New.

$30.00

The Course of Honour
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The Course of Honour

By Davis, Lindsey

London: Century, 1997. "The love story of the Emperor Vespasian, who bought peace to Rome after years of strife, and his mistress, the freed slave woman Antonis Caenis, this book recreates Ancient Rome's most turbulent perios - the reigns of Tiberius Caligula, Claudius and Nero, and Vespasian's rise to power." . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$15.00

Romans in the Lake Counties.

By Garlick, Tom

Lancaster: Dalesman Books, 1982. 71p. illus bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

The Twelve Caesars
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The Twelve Caesars

By Suetonius, [Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

London: Penguin, 1975. Suetonius account of the rulers of Rome from Julius Caesar to Domitian, remains "one of the most fascinating and richest of all Latin histories... [he ] was fortunate in having ready access to the the Imperial and Senatorial archives ... much of his information about Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero come from eye-witnesses .." 315p. . Reissue. Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.Robert Graves.

$5.00

He Roma Kai o Kosmos Tis

By Papangelis Theodore D

Athens: To Vima, 2013. Re-issue. Softcover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

The Dream of Rome
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The Dream of Rome

By Johnson, Boris

London: Harper Perennial, 2007. Focussing on how the Romans made Europe work as a homogenous civilisation and looking at why we are failing to make the EU work in modern times, this is an authoritative and amusing study from bestselling author Boris Johnson. In addition to his roles as politician, editor, author and television presenter, Boris Johnson is a passionate Roman scholar. The recent 'Dream of Rome' TV series saw him travelling throughout the Roman Empire in order to uncover the secrets of the governance of the empire, and the reasons behind why the Romans held such power and prestige for so long. Fiercely interested in Europe and the current issues facing the European Union, Boris Johnson will look at the lessons we could learn from the Romans and how we could apply them to our modern politics. Softcover. Fine.

$10.00

King Herod's Dream : Caesarea on the Sea

By Holum, Kenneth G. & Avner Raban & Robert L. Hohlfelder & Robert J. Bull

New York 1962: WW Norton & Co, 1988. "Caesarea is one of the richest archaeological sites in Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast, this urban center was a port of great vitality that survived until the thirteenth century. Recently archaeologists both on land and underwater have discovered many of the secrets of Caesarea, enabling them to reconstruct what the city was like and the manner of life therein. This profusely illustrated volume offers the results of the archaeologists" findings, describing their methods and adventures well." Catalogue of items in the Smithsonian Travelling exhibition.1989-1990 . 244p illus (some col) bibliography. index. Fine. . First Thus. Soft Cover. Fine.

$30.00

King Herod's Dream : Caesarea on the Sea

Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1989. "Caesarea is one of the richest archaeological sites in Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast, this urban center was a port of great vitality that survived until the thirteenth century. Recently archaeologists both on land and underwater have discovered many of the secrets of Caesarea, enabling them to reconstruct what the city was like and the manner of life therein. " This is NOT the catalogue of the Smithsonian Travelling exhibition, but a short guide of the layout of the display at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa 1989.. 132p. illus . First Thus. Soft Cover. Fine.

$20.00

428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire

By Traina, Giusto

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides a truly fresh look at a civilization in the midst of enormous change--as Christianity takes hold in rural areas across the empire, as western Roman provinces fall away from those in the Byzantine east, and as power shifts from Rome to Constantinople. Taking readers on a journey through the region, Giusto Traina describes the empires' people, places, and events in all their simultaneous richness and variety. The result is an original snapshot of a fraying Roman world on the edge of the medieval era. The result is an original snapshot of a fraying Roman world on the edge of the medieval era.Readers meet many important figures, including the Roman general Flavius Dionysius as he encounters a delegation from Persia after the Sassanids annex Armenia; the Christian ascetic Simeon Stylites as he stands and preaches atop his column near Antioch; the eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II as he prepares to commission his legal code; and Genseric as he is elected king of the Vandals and begins to turn his people into a formidable power. We are also introduced to Pulcheria, the powerful sister of Theodosius, and Galla Placidia, the queen mother of the western empire, as well as Augustine, Pope Celestine I, and nine-year-old Roman emperor Valentinian III. Full of telling details, 428 AD illustrates the uneven march of history. As the west unravels, the east remains intact. As Christianity spreads, pagan ideas and schools persist. And, despite the presence of the forces that will eventually tear the classical world apart, Rome remains at the center, exerting a powerful unifying force over disparate peoples stretched across the Mediterranean. 203p. bibliography. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

The Man in the Roman Street

By Mattingly, Harold

New York: W.W.Norton, 1996. ' ... looks at the changing attitudes and beliefs of the Roman people throughout the Empire from the accession of Augustus in 27 BC. to the death of Theodosius the Great in 395 AD." With an Introduction by Alfred R. Bellinger "A thoughtdul picture of the common man, his beliefs and aspirations, his activities, his resources and his limitations" 156p.Clean, crisp copy . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good.

$7.50

Atlas of the Roman World (Cultural Atlas of)
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Atlas of the Roman World (Cultural Atlas of)

By Cornell, Tim & Matthews, John

New York: Facts on File, 1982. This comprehensive, three-part historical and cultural atlas documents the origins of Rome and Greek influence, the transition from Republican to Imperial Rome, and the rise and decline of the Roman Empire.240p. illus maps bibliogrpahy. index [NOTE: Large heavy volume weighs over 1.5 kg.]. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Rome on the Euphrates : The Story of a Frontier

By Stark, Freya

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World , 1968. When Roman legions marched into Asia Minor in 200BC, their plan was to secure a buffer zone between the Mediterranean, which they virtually owned, and the area beyond, which they sought to isolate rather than control. Along the long frontier of the Euphrates in Turkey lay the easternmost limits of the Roman Empire, a region they called Augusta Euphrantentis. Their expanding involvement lasted eight centuries, draining their energies and culminating in the destruction of the bridge that, since the time of Alexander the Great, had linked China to the commerce of the Mediterranean. Tracing the path of this ancient river and highlighting her travels with the vibrant history of 800 years of Roman warfare and the history of this mighty river, Freya Stark ultimately reveals the futility of war, of arbitrary boundaries, and territorial conquest. Rome on the Euphrates, at once travel and history, is one of her most magnificent and highly acclaimed works. 479p. illus bibliography index, fold out map. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
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The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy

By Mayor, Adrienne

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. "The Poison King describes a life brimming with spectacle and excitement. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and fierce ambition. Hailed as a savior by his followers and feared as a second Hannibal by his enemies, he envisioned a grand Eastern empire to rival Rome. After massacring eighty thousand Roman citizens in 88 BC, he seized Greece and modern-day Turkey. Fighting some of the most spectacular battles in ancient history, he dragged Rome into a long round of wars and threatened to invade Italy itself. His uncanny ability to elude capture and surge back after devastating losses unnerved the Romans, while his mastery of poisons allowed him to foil assassination attempts and eliminate rivals" Some annotations and underlinings. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Trade Paperback. Good.

$9.00

$12.00

Constantine and the Conversion of Europe
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Constantine and the Conversion of Europe

By Jones, A.H.M.

New York: Collier Books, 1967. Name of previous owner inside front cover , otherwise clean and crisp . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

The Christians As the Romans Saw Them

By Wilken, Robert

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Oxford History of the Classical World: The Roman World
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The Oxford History of the Classical World: The Roman World

By Boardman, John;Griffin, Jasper & Murray, Oswin

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. The Romans succeeded in less than 53 years in subjecting almost the whole inhabited world to their rule. This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. An envoi discusses some aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilizations, not least through the adoption of Christianity. Chapters dealing with social and political history are interspersed with chapters on literature, philosophy, and the arts: the conquests of Rome; Roman Emperors; Plautus, Terence, Virgil and Roman literature; Roman historians such as Tacitus and Livy; Stoicism and Scepticism; and Roman art and architecture are among the topics dealt with. The historical framework of the book is reinforced by maps and chronological charts, and the book is profusely illustrated with colour and b/w illustrations. All of the 17 contributors are acknowledged authorities in their fields. . Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$15.00

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