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            Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

            Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strauss, Barry

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            Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire...much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones (The Wall Street Journal)--a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through th...e lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In this essential and enlightening (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. Rome's legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business--the government of an empire--by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is a captivating narrative that breathes new life into a host of transformative figures (Publishers Weekly). This superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today (The Wall Street Journal).
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            ISBN 9781451668841
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Ghost Empire

            Ghost Empire (Paperback)

            By Fidler, Richard

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            'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the r...ich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilizations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son. GHOST EMPIRE is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilization, and a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home. Richard Fidler presents CONVERSATIONS WITH RICHARD FIDLER, an in-depth, up close and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. He's interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world. The program is the most popular podcast in Australia, with over a million downloaded programs every month. In another life Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), which played to audiences all over the world. This is his first book. 'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' Simon Winchester
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            ISBN 9780733338557
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2017
            Publisher ABC Books
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            In Search of the Romans Second Edition

            In Search of the Romans Second Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Renshaw, James

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            In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources, it is also copiously illustrated with over 150 photographs, drawings, maps and plans, now for the first time in colour. The opening two chapters guide the re...ader through the events of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the fall of the empire. Subsequent chapters introduce the most important aspects of the Roman world: the army and the provinces, religion, society, and entertainment; the final two chapters focus on Pompeii and Herculaneum, the two cities destroyed by Vesuvius. New to this edition are sections on the Augustan principate, on the Roman army, on life in the provinces and on engineering innovations, while the existing text is revised throughout. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Review questions challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as to compare them with those of their own society. The new edition is supported by a website that includes images, maps and timelines, further reading and related links.
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            ISBN 9781474299916
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster
             

            The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Barton, Carlin A.

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            This inquiry into the collective psychology of the ancient Romans speaks about extremes of despair, desire and envy. To probe the tensions of the Roman world in the period from the first century BC to the first two centuries AD, Barton picks two images: the gladiator and the mons...ter .
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            ISBN 9780691010915
            Released NZ 15 Nov 1995
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Mummies of Urumchi

            The Mummies of Urumchi (Paperback, New edition)

            By Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

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            The mummies in the museums of Urumchi, the capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region - also known as Chinese Turkestan - are dated back as far as 4000 years. But they are tall, blond and Caucasoid. This study considers who they were and why they lived so deep in Asia.

            ISBN 9780393320190
            Released NZ 17 Apr 2000
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138)

            The Origin of Empire: Rome from the Republic to Hadrian (264 BC - AD 138) (Hardback, Main)

            By Potter, David

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            In 264 BC, a Roman army was poised to cross from southern Italy into Sicily. They couldn't know that this crossing would be Rome's first step on its journey from local republic to vast and powerful empire. At the beginning of the three dramatic centuries that make up this book's ...narrative, Rome had no emperor and limited global influence; by the book's end, Hadrian was set to pass into history as one of the greatest emperors, whose territories stretched from England to Turkey. In David Potter's masterful history of this period, we trace the process of cultural, political and civic transformation which led to the creation of a monarchy and the acquisition of territory, via wars with Hannibal, the destruction of Carthage, Augustan Empire-building and Hadrian's famous wall, all of which contributed to the most successful multi-cultural state in the history of Europe. This is a lively, scholarly approach to an essential era.
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            ISBN 9781846683879
            Released NZ 20 May 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18): Roman army heroes Cato and Macro face treachery in the ranks
             

            Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18): Roman army heroes Cato and Macro face treachery in the ranks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scarrow, Simon

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            An action-packed novel of warfare, courage and camaraderie in the Roman Empire, from the Sunday Times-bestselling author

            ISBN 9781472258397
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            Latin Inscriptions

            Latin Inscriptions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Booms, Dirk

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            Illustrated with the best examples of inscriptions from the British Museum's Roman collection, this book explores the meaning of putting up public inscriptions and the standardised system of abbreviation that was used to ensure Romans from all areas of the Empire could read them.

            ISBN 9780714122885
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2016
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Series Ancient Languages
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            Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, Volume I

            Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, Volume I (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 7th New edition)

            Edited by Baird, Forrest E.

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            This 7th Edition of Philosophic Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy includes essential writings of the most important Greek philosophers, along with selections from some of their Roman followers. In updating this edition, editor Forrest E. Baird has continued to follow the sam...e criteria established by the late-Walter Kaufmann when the Philosophic Classics series was first established: (1) to use complete works or, where more appropriate, complete sections of works (2) in clear translations (3) of texts central to the thinker's philosophy or widely accepted as part of the canon. To make the works more accessible to students, most footnotes treating textual matters (variant readings, etc.) have been omitted and important Greek words have been transliterated and put in angle brackets. In addition, each thinker is introduced by a brief essay composed of three sections: (1) biographical (a glimpse of the life), (2) philosophical (a resume of the philosopher's thought), and (3) bibliographical (suggestions for further reading). New to this edition: The following new readings: Plato's Gorgias and the addition of Book I of The Republic New complete translations of all of Plato's Apology, Phaedo, Euthyphro, and Crito and of Epicurus's Letter to Herodotus, Letter to Menoeceus, and Principal Doctrines. New translations or substantial sections of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Politics and Book IV of Metaphysics and of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. Updated, annotated bibliographies reflecting the most recent scholarship on each thinker and philosophical school, with each now broken into two sections, one for beginning and another for advanced students
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            ISBN 9781138235021
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Civilization: A History of the World in 1000 Objects
             

            Civilization: A History of the World in 1000 Objects (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind - from the US Constitution to the first iPhone - in DK's latest history book. From the beginning of human history, the one thing that has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology an...d everyday objects, such as bowls and hand axes, to high-tech inventions, such as supersonic aircraft, smart devices, and Mars rovers. Objects speak volumes about a civilization, telling us how our ancestors lived - as well as what they believed in and valued. A bronze cat mummy shows us how highly the ancient Egyptians valued their feline companions, while a mechanical tiger toy tells the story of rising tensions between an Indian sultan and European colonisers. With stunning, specially commissioned photography, Civilization shows you the objects that our ancestors treasured - from the jewellery worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang dynasty - and gives you an insight into what gave each culture its own identity. From astrolabes and aeroplanes to vacuum cleaners and X-rays, DK uses its hallmark visual style to weave the extraordinary legacy of our creativity into a unique view of world history that will change the way you see the objects all around us.
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            ISBN 9780241440575
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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