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  1. Gladiators

    Gladiators: Fighting to the Death in Ancient Rome [Paperback]

    M. C. Bishop

    £7.99

    ISBN: 9781612005133
    Published by : Casemate UK
    Series: Casemate Short History
    The gladiator is one of the most enduring figures of Ancient Rome. Heroic, though of lowly status, they fought vicious duals in large arenas filled with baying crowds. The survivor could be either executed (the famous ‘thumbs down' signal) or spar... .... Learn More
  2. Personal Names in the Roman World

    Personal Names in the Roman World [Paperback]

    Clive Cheesman (Author)

    £16.99

    ISBN: 9780715636183
    Published by : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd.
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
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  3. Exemplary Ethics in Ancient Rome

    Exemplary Ethics in Ancient Rome [Hardback]

    Rebecca Langlands (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781107040601
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This ground-breaking study conveys the thrill and moral power of the ancient Roman story-world and its ancestral tales of bloody heroism. Its account of 'exemplary ethics' explores how and what Romans learnt from these moral exempla, arguing that ... .... Learn More
  4. Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

    Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route [Paperback]

    Steven E. Sidebotham (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780520303386
    Published by : University of California Press
    Series: California World History Library
    Volume: 18
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire's heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the Egyptian Red Sea across the Indian Ocean. The an... .... Learn More
  5. Roman Homes, Gardens, and Domestic Medical Practice

    Roman Homes, Gardens, and Domestic Medical Practice [Hardback]

    Jane Draycott (Author)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9781472433961
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Medicine and the Body in Antiquity
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    Recent scholarship on gardens in Roman Italy has focused largely on the aesthetic or symbolic significance of gardens. This is far removed from the tradition of the hortus - the garden as a productive irrigated space used to grow herbs, fruit and ... .... Learn More
  6. A History of the Roman People

    A History of the Roman People [Hardback]

    Celia E. Schultz (Author); Allen M. Ward (Author); F. M. Heichelheim (Author); C. A. Yeo (Author)

    £145.00

    ISBN: 9781138708891
    Published by : Routledge
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    A History of the Roman People offers students a comprehensive, up-to-date, readable introduction to the whole span of Roman history. Richly illustrated, this fully updated volume takes readers through the mists of Roman prehistory and a survey of ... .... Learn More
  7. Identity and Territory: Jewish Perceptions of Space in Antiquity

    Identity and Territory: Jewish Perceptions of Space in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Eyal Ben Eliyahu (Author)

    £74.00

    ISBN: 9780520293601
    Published by : University of California Press
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    Throughout history, the relationship between Jews and their land has been a vibrant, much debated topic within the Jewish world and in international political discourse. Identity and Territory explores how ancient conceptions of Israel--both of th... .... Learn More
  8. The Medicina Plinii: Pliny's Guide to Traveller's Health

    The Medicina Plinii: Pliny's Guide to Traveller's Health [Hardback]

    Kai Brodersen (Author); Yvette Hunt (Author)

    £105.00

    ISBN: 9781138934825
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World
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    Presented with facing Latin text, this is the first English translation and an up-to-date commentary of the Medicina Plinii, a late antique book on self-medication for travellers, adapted from Pliny's Natural History, which became one of the most ... .... Learn More
  9. Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire, 150 BC to AD 600

    Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire, 150 BC to AD 600 [Hardback]

    Jaakkojuhani Peltonen (Author)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9781138315860
    Published by : Routledge
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    The life of Alexander the Great began to be retold from the moment of his death. The Greco-Roman authors used these stories as exemplars in a variety of ways. This book concerns the various stories of Alexander and how they have been used in Roman... .... Learn More
  10. Roman Girlhood and the Fashioning of Femininity

    Roman Girlhood and the Fashioning of Femininity [Paperback]

    Lauren Caldwell (Author)

    £17.99

    ISBN: 9781108730259
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    Elite women in the Roman world were often educated, socially prominent, and even relatively independent. Yet the social regime that ushered these same women into marriage and childbearing at an early age was remarkably restrictive. In the first bo... .... Learn More

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