Roman History

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  1. The Historians of Ancient Rome

    An Anthology of the Major Writings, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Ronald Mellor

    Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

    The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Roman Republic 264–44 BC

    By Edward Bispham

    Series: The Routledge History of the Ancient World

    This is the gripping story of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic: meteoric imperial expansion enriched and corrupted the ruling aristocracy, which was then unable either to rule the vast empire effectively or to resist the challenge of popular power within Rome itself. Political tensions,...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A History of the Roman World

    753 to 146 BC

    By H. H. Scullard

    Series: Routledge Classics

    With a new foreword by Tim Cornell ‘Can anyone be so indifferent or idle as not to care to know by what means and under what kind of polity almost the whole inhabited world was conquered and bought under the dominion of a single city of Rome?’ – Polybius, Greek Historian The city of Rome created...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Roman Archaeology for Historians

    By Ray Laurence

    Series: Approaching the Ancient World

    Roman Archaeology for Historians provides students of Roman history with a guide to the contribution of archaeology to the study of their subject. It discusses the issues with the use of material and textual evidence to explain the Roman past, and the importance of viewing this evidence in context....

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire

    The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries

    By Rob Collins

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Time in Roman Religion

    One Thousand Years of Religious History

    By Gary Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Roman Elections in the Age of Cicero

    Society, Government, and Voting

    By Rachel Feig Vishnia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Great debate exists amongst classical historians on the nature of Roman republican government. Some contend that the Roman Republic was governed by a small group of aristocratic families that entrenched their rule by means of long-standing alliances and an intricate network of loyal clients from...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge