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  • Delphi Complete Works of Tertullian (Illustrated)

    by Tertullian ...
    A second century theologian from Carthage, Tertullian was an important early Christian writer, who produced an extensive corpus of literature. As the initiator of ecclesiastical Latin, he was instrumental in shaping the vocabulary and thought of Western Christianity. Tertullian has been described by some as the father of Latin Christianity and the founder of Western theology. Delphi’s Ancient ... Read more

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  • Delphi Complete Works of Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Illustrated)

    Book 79 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    A historian of the first century BC, Dionysius of Halicarnassus taught rhetoric in Rome while studying the Latin language, collecting material for his magnum opus, ‘Roman Antiquities’. Dionysius states that his objects in writing history were to please lovers of noble deeds and to repay the benefits he had enjoyed while living in Rome, though he wrote also to reconcile Greeks to Roman rule. Delphi ... Read more

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  • Delphi Complete Works of Aulus Gellius (Illustrated)

    Book 70 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    Composed during the nights of an Attic winter, the sole surviving work of Aulus Gellius, the second century Latin author and grammarian, is an intriguing compendium of notes covering philosophy, history, biography and questions of grammar. ‘Attic Nights’ offers a valuable insight into the works of lost authors and the manners and occupations of Roman society. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series ... Read more

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  • Delphi Complete Works of Eutropius (Illustrated)

    Book 97 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    The Roman historian Eutropius flourished in the fourth century AD and is the author of ‘Breviarium historiae Romanae’, a compendium of ten books of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the accession of Valens. It has come down to us complete and was compiled with considerable care and written with impartiality in a succinct style. It is particularly useful to historians for its ... Read more

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  • Delphi Complete Works of Herodian (Illustrated)

    Translated by Edward C. Echols ...
    Book 101 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    Flourishing in the third century, Herodian of Antioch wrote a ‘Roman History’, covering the period of the Roman Empire from the death of Marcus Aurelius (AD 180) to the accession of Gordian III (238). It was a century of turbulent strife, when a succession of frontier crises and a disastrous lack of economic planning established a pattern of military coups and increasing cultural divides. Herodian ... Read more

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  • Delphi Collected Works of Eusebius (Illustrated)

    Book 94 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    A scholar of the Biblical canon, Eusebius of Caesarea became counsellor of Constantine the Great and is regarded as an extremely learned Christian of the fourth century. Today his fame chiefly rests as a historian, whose pioneer work ‘Ecclesiastical History’ provides a chronological account of the development of Early Christianity from the first century to the fourth century. Eusebius also wrote ... Read more

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  • Delphi Complete Works of Velleius Paterculus (Illustrated)

    Book 98 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    The Roman historian Velleius Paterculus lived during the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, serving as a military tribune and later as a cavalry officer and legatus in Germany and Pannonia. Written in a highly rhetorical style, his ‘Compendium of Roman History’ is a summary of Roman history from the mythical fall of Troy to AD 29. As Paterculus approaches his own times, he becomes much fuller in his ... Read more

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  • Delphi Complete Works of Plautus (Illustrated)

    Book 72 - Delphi Ancient Classics
    The Roman playwright Plautus wrote comedies that are the earliest Latin literary texts to have survived in their entirety. Loosely adapted from lost Greek plays, the works of Plautus helped establish a truly Roman drama in the Latin language for the first time. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Fate of Rome

    Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

    by Kyle Harper ...
    Book 2 - The Princeton History of the Ancient World
    How devastating viruses, pandemics, and other natural catastrophes swept through the far-flung Roman Empire and helped to bring down one of the mightiest civilizations of the ancient worldHere is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change ... Read more

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  • Sword of Rome

    (Gaius Valerius Verrens 4): an enthralling, action-packed Roman adventure that will have you hooked to the very last page

    Book 4 - Gaius Valerius Verrens
    'The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.' Tacitus, The HistoriesAD 68. The Emperor Nero's erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead, the city holds its breath and awaits the arrival his ... Read more

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  • Jason

    by Henry Treece ...
    A GREAT STORY OF PRODIGIOUS DEEDS TOLD WITH THE FIRE AND IMAGINATION OF AN INCOMPARABLE WRITERThe legendary search of Jason—the ancient Greek mythological hero and leader of the Argonauts—is brought to life in this novel of a pagan age. Henry Treece journeys with one of the world’s great adventurers as he escapes the orgiastic sacrifices of the mother-goddess, falls in love with the beautiful ... Read more

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  • Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (1)

    112 BC–AD 192

    series Elite
    Roman unit standards played a important role, both ceremonially and on the battlefield. With the armies of the late Roman Republic and early Empire continually engaged on the frontiers, the soldiers selected for the dangerous honour of carrying them were figures of particular renown and splendour.Standard-bearers wore special armour, with the heads and pelts of animals such as bears, wolves, or ... Read more

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  • Domina

    The Women Who Made Imperial Rome

    “An illuminating and highly readable narrative about the role of women at the center of imperial Rome—fascinating and important.” —Lesley Adkins, author of Handbook to Life *in Ancient Rome***Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—these are the names history associates with the early Roman Empire. Yet, not a single one of these emperors was the blood son of his predecessor. In this ... Read more

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  • SPQR

    A History of Ancient Rome

    The Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerShortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016Ancient Rome matters.Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the ... Read more

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  • The Eagle and the Lion

    Rome, Persia and an Unwinnable Conflict

    The epic story of the imperial rivalry between two of the greatest empires of the ancient world – Parthian and Persian – and how they rose and eventually fell.The Roman empire shaped the culture of the western world against which all other great powers are compared. Stretching from the north of Britain to the Sahara, and from the Atlantic coast to the Euphrates, it imposed peace and prosperity on ... Read more

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  • Mark Antony

    A Life

    History has not been kind to Mark Antony, but then he was probably his own worst enemy, fatally flawed, too fond of wine and women, extravagant, impetuous, reckless, always in debt, and attached to all the wrong people. There is some truth in this list of Antony's failings, but the propaganda machine of his enemy, Octavian, ensured that these facets of Antony's character were the only ones to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Jewish War

    Translated by G. Williamson ...
    Josephus’ account of a war marked by treachery and atrocity is a superbly detailed and evocative record of the Jewish rebellion against Rome between AD 66 and 70. Originally a rebel leader, Josephus changed sides after he was captured to become a Rome-appointed negotiator, and so was uniquely placed to observe these turbulent events, from the siege of Jerusalem to the final heroic resistance and ... Read more

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  • Soldier of Rome: The Sacrovir Revolt

    The Artorian Chronicles, #2

    by James Mace ...
    Book 2 - The Artorian Chronicles
    It has been three years since the wars against Arminius and the Cherusci. Gaius Silius, Legate of the Twentieth Legion, is concerned that the barbarians-though shattered by the war-may be stirring once again. He also seeks to confirm the rumors regarding Arminius' death. What Silius does not realize is that there is a new threat to the Empire, but it does not come from beyond the frontier; it is ... Read more

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  • Heroes

    The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Book 2 - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
    **IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET . . .ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROES**'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' DAIL MAIL_________Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Silver Eagle

    (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles No. 2)

    by Ben Kane ...
    Book 2 - The Forgotten Legion Chronicles
    The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with good reason to hate Rome. Together the trio must face the savage tribes which constantly threaten the area. But other, more treacherous enemies lurk within the ranks of the Forgotten Legion itself. ... Read more

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  • The Road to Rome

    (The Forgotten Legion Chronicles No. 3)

    by Ben Kane ...
    Having survived the perils of a journey across half the world, Romulus and Tarquinius are press-ganged into the legions, which are under imminent threat of annihilation by the Egyptians. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus's twin sister Fabiola lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. Soon after, Romulus fights at Zela, the vicious battle where Caesar ... Read more

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  • Mistress of Rome

    by Kate Quinn ...
    A heart-stopping love story about a Jewish slave girl and Rome's greatest gladiator, who become involved in a plot to assassinate the Emperor of Rome...Orphaned by Rome's savage legions, Thea, a slave girl from Judaea, has learned what it takes to survive. She knows only violence until a chance meeting with gladiator Arius offers a shred of tenderness. But their bond is severed when Thea is sold ... Read more

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  • The Military Institutions of the Romans

    Also known as “De Re Militari” (On Military Matters), this is the only handbook of Roman warfare to survive to modern times. Written when the power of the Roman empire was already waning, it was intended to educate a new emperor on the capabilities of the Roman legions. Vegetius touches on all military matters, including the selection and training of recruits, the importance of logistics and ... Read more

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  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China

    A fascinating history of the intricate web of trade routes connecting ancient Rome to Eastern civilizations, including its powerful rival, the Han Empire.The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia, and the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan), laying ... Read more

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