A Brief History of the Roman Empire: Rise and Fall by Stephen Kershaw

By Stephen Kershaw

During this vigorous and extremely readable heritage of the Roman Empire from its institution in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the autumn of Rome in advert 476, Kershaw attracts on various proof, from Juvenal's Satires to contemporary archaeological reveals. He examines amazing personalities corresponding to Caligula and Nero and seismic occasions reminiscent of the conquest of england and the institution of a 'New Rome' at Constantinople and the cut up into japanese and western empires. alongside the best way we come across gladiators and charioteers, senators and slaves, interesting girls, extraordinary sexual practices and ugly acts of brutality, usually noticeable via eyes of a few of the world's maximum writers. He concludes with a quick examine how Rome lives on within the modern international, in politics, structure, paintings and literature.

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A companion to Julius Caesar by Miriam Griffin

By Miriam Griffin

A spouse to Julius Caesar contains 30 essays from best students reading the lifestyles and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.

  • Explores Caesar from quite a few views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, fabulous baby-kisser, top quality orator, refined guy of letters, and more
  • Utilizes Caesar’s personal extant writings
  • Examines the viewpoints of Caesar’s contemporaries and explores Caesar’s portrayals by means of artists and writers throughout the ages

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The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 10: The Augustan by Alan Bowman, Edward Champlin, Andrew Lintott

By Alan Bowman, Edward Champlin, Andrew Lintott

The interval defined during this quantity starts off within the yr after the demise of Julius Caesar and leads to the 12 months after the autumn of Nero. Its major subject is the transformation of the political configuration of the kingdom to a dynastic monarchy and the institution of the Roman Empire. imperative to the interval is the success of the 1st emperor, Augustus.

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Statues in Roman society : representation and response by Peter Stewart

By Peter Stewart

Statues have been all around the Roman international. They served as gadgets of cult, honors to emperors and noblemen, and memorials to the useless. Combining shut recognition to person Roman texts and photographs with an exceptional wide standpoint in this striking phenomenon, Statues in Roman Society explains the effect that every one forms of statuary had at the historic population.

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The History of Rome: Vol. 1 - The Republic by Mike Duncan

By Mike Duncan

THE ROMAN EMPIRE STANDS because the maximum political fulfillment within the heritage of Western civilization. From its humble beginnings as a tiny nation in imperative Italy, Rome grew to envelope the whole Mediterranean till it governed an empire that stretched from the Atlantic to Syria and from the Sahara to Scotland. Its enduring legacy maintains to outline the fashionable world.

Mike Duncan chronicled the increase, triumph, and fall of the Roman Empire in his renowned podcast sequence "The background of Rome". Transcripts of the express were edited and picked up the following for the 1st time. protecting episodes 1-46, The background of Rome quantity I opens with the founding of the Roman state and ends with the breakdown of the Roman Republic. alongside the way in which Rome will progressively develop from neighborhood energy to local strength to international strength. The Romans will overcome their maximum overseas competitors after which approximately wreck themselves in a chain of damaging civil wars. this is often the tale of the increase of Rome.

Mike Duncan is without doubt one of the most popular heritage podcasters on this planet. His award profitable sequence "The background of Rome" chronologically narrated the whole historical past of the Roman Empire over 189 weekly episodes. operating from 2007-2012, "The background of Rome" has generated greater than sixty five million downloads and is still probably the most well known historical past podcasts on the web. the iconic acclaim for "The historical past of Rome" earned it aniTunes better of 2015 award and kinds the foundation for his drawing close e-book “The hurricane ahead of The typhoon: the start of the top of the Roman Republic” (Public Affairs Press). Duncan has persevered this good fortune along with his ongoing sequence "Revolutions" — which thus far has explored the English, American, French, and Haitian Revolutions. for the reason that debuting in September 2013, "Revolutions" has generated greater than 18 million downloads. due to the global acclaim for his podcasts, Duncan has led enthusiasts on a couple of sold-out guided excursions of Italy, England and France to go to historical websites from historical Rome to the French Revolution. Duncan additionally collaborates with illustrator Jason Novak on informative cartoons that humorously clarify the ancient context for present occasions. Their paintings has been featured within the New Yorker, The Paris assessment, The axe, and The Morning information. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Friendship and Empire: Roman Diplomacy and Imperialism in by Paul J. Burton

By Paul J. Burton

During this daring new interpretation of the origins of historic Rome's in a foreign country empire, Dr Burton charts the influence of the psychology, language and gesture linked to the traditional Roman suggestion of amicitia, or 'friendship'. The booklet demanding situations the present orthodox chilly War-era realist interpretation of Roman imperialism and argues that language and beliefs contributed simply as a lot to Roman empire-building as army muscle. utilizing a world kin constructivist theoretical framework, Dr Burton replaces the fashionable scholarly fiction of a Roman empire equipped on networks of international consumers and client-states with an interpretation grounded firmly within the discursive behavior of the traditional texts themselves. the implications larger account for the bizarre rhythms of Rome's earliest interval of in another country growth - short classes of full of life army and diplomatic job, reminiscent of the rolling again of Seleucid energy from Asia Minor and Greece in 192-188 BC, via lengthy sessions of state of no activity.

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The Building Program of Herod the Great by Duane W. Roller

By Duane W. Roller

Herod the nice, King of Judaea from 444 B.C., is called one of many world's nice villains. This notoriety has overshadowed his genuine achievements, quite his position as a consumer king of Rome in the course of Augustus's reign as emperor. a necessary point of Herod's obligations as king of Judaea was once his position as a builder. Remarkably cutting edge, he created an spectacular list of architectural fulfillment, not just in Judaea but additionally all through Greece and the Roman east. Duane W. curler systematically provides and discusses all of the construction tasks recognized to were initiated by means of Herod, and locates this fabric in a wide ancient and cultural context.Bringing jointly formerly inaccessible fabric, curler enriches our knowing of the enigmatic Herod and offers new insights into Roman structure. Herod was once instrumental within the diffusion of the Augustan architectural revolution into the provinces and used to be the 1st to construct outdoors Italy such Italian architectural varieties because the basilica, amphitheater, villa, and Italian temple. Herod's legacy supplied a foundation for the architectural Romanization of the east, influencing the development of the nice temple complexes and palaces so popular from later Roman architecture.Herod, like Augustus himself, used to be not just drawn to structure but in addition in diplomatic and monetary contacts between towns of the sector. as well as delivering a repertorium of the development initiatives, this learn can also be an exploration of diplomacy within the japanese Mediterranean at the start of the Roman imperial interval.

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A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Blackwell Companions to by Ian Worthington, Joseph Roisman

By Ian Worthington, Joseph Roisman

The main accomplished and updated paintings to be had on old Macedonian historical past and fabric tradition, A spouse to old Macedonia is a useful reference for college kids and students alike.

Features new, specifically commissioned essays by means of prime and up-and-coming students within the field.
Examines the political, army, social, financial, and cultural heritage of historical Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyond.
Discusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architecture.
All historical resources are translated in English.
Each bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for extra interpreting.

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Fall of the Roman Republic (Penguin Classics) by Plutarch

By Plutarch

Dramatic artist, average scientist and thinker, Plutarch is broadly considered as the main major historian of his period, writing sharp and succinct bills of the best politicians and statesman of the classical interval. Taken from the Lives, a chain of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this assortment illuminates the twilight of the previous Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. even if describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the conflict among Crassus and Spartacus, the demise of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all provide a desirable perception into an empire wracked by way of political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and plenty of different later writers, they proceed to fascinate this day with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the fight for final energy.

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