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  • The 'Orphic' Gold Tablets and Greek Religion: Further Along the Path

    By Radcliffe G. Edmonds

    Our Price: $124.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521518314
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: February 2011
  • 100 Prophecies of the Delphic Oracle

    By Myron Stagman

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780970926500
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: July 2001
  • 428 AD

    By Giusto Traina

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691150253
    • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
    • Published: April 2011
    "The history of late antiquity has inspired some of the most vital historical writing of the last half-century. Giusto Traina sustains the tradition with his vivid snapshot of a year. The very ordinariness of 428 AD makes us see the period afresh. In transcending the partisan language of 'transformation' and 'decline, ' Traina reimagines in ecstasy a world racked by agony."--Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, author of "The Americas: A History of Two Continents" and "Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration""This is one of those books for which one has longed for a very long time. Only by the decision to place one year on the map of an entire segment of Europe and the Middle East is it possible to seize the full dynamics of the history of the later Roman Empire. I have read nothing like it and I have benefitted from it on every page. It is the sense of different landscapes that lingers with the reader, and also the sense of a common imperial energy that pulses through the entire world as here described. It is a tour de force to have found, in this way, a new Archimedes point from which to move the great mass of the history of the fifth century and in such a way that it does not splinter. This is truly a book which opens a window on to the world of late antiquity."--Peter Brown, author of "Augustine of Hippo: A Biography""Giusto Traina's "428 AD" demands attention. Not only is it a first-rate piece of scholarship, it is engaging, original, and a pleasure to read. Focusing his book on the year 428 is a brilliant idea. Traina is completely successful in using this device to give a synoptic view of late antiquity, not just the late Roman Empire. The narrative is never forced; his journey progresses quite naturally, delighting the reader with fascinating information at every step. This is a commendable achievement in the same spirit as Peter Brown's "The World of Late Antiquity." 428 will be an 'anonymous' year no more."--Michael Maas, Rice University"This is one of those books for which one has longed for a very long time. Only by the decision to place one year on the map of an entire segment of Europe and the Middle East is it possible to seize the full dynamics of the history of the later Roman Empire. I have read nothing like it and I have benefitted from it on every page."--Peter Brown, author of "Augustine of Hippo: A Biography"
  • 69 A.D.: The Year of Four Emperors

    By Gwyn Morgan

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195315899
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: March 2007
    Author Gwyn Morgan offers a fresh look at this period, based on two considerations to which insufficient attention has been paid in the past. First, there is the need to unravel rather than cherry-pick between the conflicting account of Tacitus, Plutarch, and Suetonius, the three main sources of information. And second, that the role of the armies as distinct from that of their commanders, has too often been exaggerated. The result is a remarkably accurate and insightful narrative history, filled with colorful portraits of the leading participants and new insights into the nature of the Roman military. Appendices, Notes, Index. Illus., 4 maps. 322p.
  • The A to Z of Ancient Greek Warfare

    By Iain G. Spence

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810876286
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: February 2010
  • Abortion in the Ancient World

    By Konstantinos Kapparis

    Our Price: $148.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780715630808
    • Publisher: Duckworth
    • Published: May 2003
  • An Account of the Life and Letters of Cicero (Classic Reprint)

    By Bernhard Rudolf Abeken

    Our Price: $16.57
    • ISBN-13: 9780282748999
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Early Modern Rome

    By C. Castiglione

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230203310
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2015
  • Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages

    By Katherine Callen King

    Our Price: $41.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520074071
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: March 1991
  • The Acropolis (Archaeological Guides)

    By Manolis Andronicos

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789602130063
    • Publisher: Ekdotike Athenon
    • Published: December 2005
  • The Acropolis: Global Fame, Local Claim (Materializing Culture)

    By Eleana Yalouri

    Our Price: $37.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781859735954
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
    • Published: November 2001
    The Acropolis in Athens has captured the imaginations of readers, writers and travellers for centuries and every year draws crowds from all over the world. One of the world’s most famous heritage sites, it has long been a national monument of Greece and a potent symbol of western civilization. But the Acropolis is typically viewed in the context of 5th-century-BC Athenian society, while the multiple local and international meanings and identities that the site shapes today are overlooked. This book looks at the meaning of the Acropolis in contemporary Greece. How are global ideas adopted and adapted by local cultures? How do Greeks deal with the national and international features of their ancient classical heritage? How do the global cultural constructions surrounding the Acropolis become part of local practices which project Greek cultural difference?The author examines this historic site as a powerful agent for negotiations of power on an international level. Drawing from a wide range of sources as well as original fieldwork, this handsomely illustrated book will make compelling reading for anyone interested in heritage issues, archaeology, anthropology material culture studies, and tourism.
  • Actors and Audience in the Roman Courtroom

    By Leanne Bablitz

    Our Price: $54.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415594837
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: August 2010
  • Adoption In the Roman World

    By Hugh Lindsay

    Our Price: $103.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521760508
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: December 2009
    "This is a book about the social and political impact of adoption in the Roman world, with the main emphasis on the period from the Gracchi to Hadrian, and a primary interest in its operation in Rome and Italy. It has a different focus from the work of Olli Salomies (1992) which concerns itself with adoptive and polyonomous nomenclature, with a special focus on the imperial period. It has some common ground with Jane Gardner's works, especially Family and Familia in Roman Law and Life (1998), although itis on the whole less legal, and more concerned with the practical operation of adoption in different situations"--Provided by publisher.
  • Adrianople AD 378: The Goths Crush Rome's Legions (Campaign, No. 84)

    By Simon MacDowall

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841761473
    • Publisher: Osprey Military
    • Published: April 2001
    Osprey's examination of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD), fought between Goth rebels, led by Fritigern, and the Roman army, led by Emperor Valens. ’Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.’ Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelled the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory barbarians were a force to be reckoned with. This book tells the story of the misguided Roman plans and the surprise attack of Gothic cavalry, and puts forward the most recent theories as to the true location of the battlefield.

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