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  • Gladius

    The World of the Roman Soldier

    This “encyclopedic [volume] collects pretty much every fact known about what it was like to be in the military arm of the Roman Empire" (The New York Times Book Review).The Roman army was the greatest fighting machine in the ancient world. It was also the single largest organization in Western antiquity, taking in members from all classes, from senators to freed slaves. The Roman Empire depended ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Roman Britain's Missing Legion

    What Really Happened to IX Hispana?

    by Simon Elliott ...
    “Examines all the possible fates of the famous IX legion . . . takes you on a fascinating detective journey through all the corners of the Roman Empire.” —History . . . The Interesting Bits!Legio IX Hispana had a long and active history, later founding York from where it guarded the northern frontiers in Britain. But the last evidence for its existence in Britain comes from AD 108. The mystery of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pax

    War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age

    by Tom Holland ...
    From a “remarkably gifted historian” (New York Times), the definitive account of the golden age of Rome -- an ultimate superpower at the pinnacle of its greatnessThe Pax Romana has long been shorthand for the empire’s golden age. Stretching from Caledonia to Arabia, Rome ruled over a quarter of the world’s population. It was the wealthiest and most formidable state in the history of humankind.Pax ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Antiquity

    From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire

    “With his characteristic eloquence and lucid insights. . . Cantor offers a splendid and accessible portrait of the cultures of the ancient world.”—Publishers WeeklyBestselling author Norman Cantor delivers this compact but magisterial survey of the ancient world—from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500 B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Rubicon

    The Last Years of the Roman Republic

    by Tom Holland ...
    A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • The Song of the Gladiator (Ancient Rome Mysteries, Book 2)

    A dramatic novel of turbulent times in Ancient Rome

    by Paul Doherty ...
    Mass murder is committed in one of the Emperor's own villas - can Claudia hunt down the perpetrator?The Song of the Gladiator is the second dramatic historical novel from Paul Doherty, set in the turbulence of Roman society, to feature imperial secret agent Claudia. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Davis and Steven Saylor.313AD, and tempers are rising in Rome. The Emperor Constantine and his mother ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Verissimus

    The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

    In the tradition of Logicomix, Donald J. Robertson's Verissimus is a riveting graphic novel on the life and stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.Marcus Aurelius was the last famous Stoic of antiquity but he was also to become the most powerful man in the known world – the Roman emperor. After losing his father at an early age, he threw himself into the study of philosophy. The closest thing history ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Paul

    A Biography

    by N. T. Wright ...
    In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world.For centuries, Paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Gladiator: The Roman Fighter's [Unofficial] Manual

    An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.So you think you’d like to be a gladiator? Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Win fame and fortune in one of Rome’s most glamorous locations, in the presence of the emperor himself. Who wouldn’t ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $15.99 USD

  • Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

    “A fascinating insight into the mind of the Roman emperor.”—Sunday Telegraph (London)Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Soldier of Rome: Traiana Victrix

    The Artorian Dynasty, #8

    by James Mace ...
    Series Book 8 - The Artorian Dynasty
    After decades of strife and a pair of bloodily savage wars, the Kingdom of Dacia is no more. With King Decebalus dead, and the surviving members of the royal family in captivity, an uneasy peace descends upon the new Roman Province of Dacia. The senate and people of Rome eagerly expect the return of the victorious Emperor Trajan. With equal eagerness, the people await the legendary great Dacian ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mortal Republic

    How Rome Fell into Tyranny

    Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author.In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Early History of Rome

    by Livy ...
    'I hope my passion for Rome's past has not impaired my judgement; for I do honestly believe that no country has ever been greater or purer than ours or richer in good citizens and noble deeds'Livy dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volumes of history, the first five of which comprise The Early History of Rome. With stylistic brilliance, he chronicles nearly 400 years from the founding ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    by Mary Beard ...
    New York Times BestsellerA New York Times Notable BookNamed one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus ReviewsFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFinalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)A San Francisco Chronicle</e... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • SOLDIER OF ROME

    by BOB BASE ...
    Now fully editedThis is the story about an eight man squad of men within a Roman legion on the very edge of the empire.There are no heroes or senior officers vying for greatness or ultimate power, there are no beautiful women .This is just the story of eight low ranked common soldiers. Their everyday lives and struggles as the serve their twenty years under the EagleWe meet them on the march, a ... Read more

    $8.11 USD

  • The Roman Invasion of Britain

    Archaeology Versus History

    The purpose of this book is to take what we think we know about the Roman Conquest of Britain from historical sources, and compare it with the archaeological evidence, which is often contradictory. Archaeologists and historians all too often work in complete isolation from each other and this book hopes to show the dangers of neglecting either form of evidence. In the process it challenges much ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 24 Hours in Ancient Rome

    A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

    Series series 24 Hours in Ancient History
    Walk a day in a Roman’s sandals.What was it like to live in one of the ancient world’s most powerful and bustling cities – one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York?In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character – from emperor to ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Wall

    Rome's Greatest Frontier

    A “compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history” of Hadrian’s Wall, one of Britain’s most intriguing landmarks (Herald).Hadrian’s Wall is the largest and one of the most enigmatic historical monuments in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running seventy-three miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least twenty-six miles down the Cumbrian coast. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republic

    Series series Studies in the History of Greece and Rome
    Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities available to Roman women than are commonly considered.Based on research in ancient literature, inscriptions, and archaeological remains from the fifth to the ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Ancient Rome: A Captivating Introduction to the Roman Republic, The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, and The Byzantine Empire

    The Roman civilization is probably the single most important civilization in the history of the planet. Its expansion defined Europe. Its constitution shaped societies from Russia in the east to the United States and Latin America in the west. Not even its conquerors were immune to the superior Roman culture.In this new captivating history book, you'll learn all you need to know about Roman ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A History of Ancient Rome

    So far as we know, the early inhabitants of Italy were divided into three races, the IAPYGIAN, ETRUSCAN, and ITALIAN. The IAPYGIANS were the first to settle in Italy. They probably came from the north, and were pushed south by later immigrations, until they were crowded into the southeastern corner of the peninsula (Calabria). Here they were mostly absorbed by the Greeks, who settled in the eighth ... Read more

    $1.99 USD $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual

    An insider's guide: how to join the Roman legions, wield a gladius, storm cities, and conquer the worldYour emperor needs you for the Roman army! The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconquerable from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia. Yet the might of Rome rests completely on the armored shoulders of the legionaries who hold back the barbarian hordes ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $15.99 USD

  • 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

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    Murder in Ancient Rome

    by Emma Southon ...
    An entertaining and informative look at the unique culture of crime, punishment, and killing in Ancient RomeIn Ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common—murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one 50-year period, 26 ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus