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From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures:V)
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From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures:V)

By Murray, Alexander Callendar

Peterborough ON: Broadview Press, 2000 Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures (Book 5) "This admirable collection of primary sources is so copious that it will prove instructive to senior professors as well as beginning undergraduates. The amazingly wide choice of readings, introduced by brief, astute, unpretentious comments, lays out before us the astonishing spectrum of writings documenting what is still often, but wrongly, called the 'Dark Ages.' The collection is unusually homogeneous: the editor who selected the contents also translated almost all of them from the original latin. The translations read well and are rendered exceptionally accurate by Professor Murray's deep learning in late Roman and Frankish institutions. Nowhere in the western part of the Roman Empire was continuity from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages so sustained and observable as in Gaul. The connection between the Roman and Merovingian periods was not seamless, but close to being so. The sources gathered and presented by Alexander C. Murray provide an engrossing, inspiring, and readable record of a decisive historical period." 679p; Genealogies, maps index. First Thus. Trade Paperback. As New.

$30.00

Ab Ube Condita. Tomus II: Libri VI-X.
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Ab Ube Condita. Tomus II: Libri VI-X.

By Titus Livius [Livy]

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1919 Oxford Classical Texts Series. Recognoverunt Et Adnotatione Critica Instruxerunt Carolus Flamstead Walters & Robertus Seymour Conway = Edited by Charles Flamstead Walters & Robert Seymour Conway,. 386p. . Reprint. Hardcover. New/New.

$30.00

Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity
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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

By O'Donnell, James J

New York: Ecco, 2016 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 of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed by what seemed then a powerful religious cult. These pagans were actually pious Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Gauls who observed the traditions of their ancestors. To these devout polytheists, Christians who worshipped only one deity were immoral atheists who believed that a splash of water on the deathbed could erase a lifetime of sin. Religious scholar James J. O’Donnell takes us on a lively tour of the Ancient Roman world through the fourth century CE, when Romans of every nationality, social class, and religious preference found their world suddenly constrained by rulers who preferred a strange new god. Some joined this new cult, while others denied its power, erroneously believing it was little more than a passing fad. [he] brings to life various pagan rites and essential features of Roman religion and life, offers fresh portraits of iconic historical figures, including Constantine, Julian, and Augustine, and explores important themes - Rome versus the east, civilization versus barbarism, plurality versus unity, rich versus poor, and tradition versus innovation. 273p. bibliography.index. 1st Pbk Edition. Trade Paperback. As New.

$10.00

A Bibliography of Classical Numismatics in Canada

By Kumpikevicius, Gordon.C. and Tooth, Mark.E

Toronto: Excel Publishing, 1994 " This volume is more than a standard bibliography, giving an overview of the development of activities related to the collecting and study of classical coins in Canada." [Copy # 144 of 200 copies printed ] 150p + 37 pages of plates.. 1st Can Ed.. Original Wraps. New.

$55.00

Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum
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Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum

By Grant, Michael;

London: Penguin, 1976 "Michael Grant traces the political and economic history of Pompeii and Herculaneum - from the Greek settlement through Roman domination - with special attention to the rebuilding of the cities after their decimation by earthquake in A.D. 62. In subsequent chapters, Mr. Grant describes life in these two cities in a way that is at once scholarly and readable, focusing on architecture and artistic decoration of town and country houses, fora and public buildings, as well as religious practices, philosophical perspectives and cultural interests. Lavishly illustrated with photographs by Werner Forman, this book is valuable both as a guide for the visitor to Pompeii and Herculaneum and as a comprehensive description of one of the most celebrated events in the history of man." 240p. illus. bibliography. index (news clipping about Vesuvius laid in ). Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Photographs By Werner Forman.

$12.50

Let the Emperor Speak : A Novel of Caesar Augustus

By Massie, Allan

New York: Doubleday & Co, 1987 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

From Rome to Byzantium: The Fifth Century AD
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From Rome to Byzantium: The Fifth Century AD

By Grant, Michael

London: Routledge, 1998 Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome, yet its culture and history have been neglected by scholars in comparison to the privileging of interest in the Western and Roman Empire. Michael Grant's latest book aims to compensate for that neglect and to provide an insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century; the prevalence of Christianity, the enormity and strangeness of the landscape of Asia Minor; and the history of invasion prior to the genesis of the empire. Michael Grant's narrative is lucid and colourful as always, lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps. He successfully provides an examination of a comparatively unexplored area and constructs the history of an empire which rivals the former richness and diversity of a now fallen Rome,. 203p. bibliography,index. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

The Annals of Imperial Rome
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The Annals of Imperial Rome

By Tacitus [Cornelius Tacitus]

London: Penguin, 1987 Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Michael Grant.

$4.00

The Life and Times of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt : A Study of the Origin of the Roman Empire

By Weigall, Arthur

London: Thornton Butterworth, 1924 317p. plates. maps. index. Reprint.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

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

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