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Product Description: A military biography of Mithridates VI ‘the Great’ of Pontus, Rome’s most persistent enemy. The Mithridiatic wars stretched over half a century and two continents, and have a fascinating cast of pirates, rebels, turncoats and poisoners (though an unfortunate lack of heroes with untarnished motives)...read more

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9781844158348 | Pen & Sword, January 19, 2009, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: A military biography of Mithridates VI ‘the Great’ of Pontus, Rome’s most persistent enemy.

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9781473828902 | Pen & Sword, February 19, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A military biography of Mithridates VI ‘the Great’ of Pontus, Rome’s most persistent enemy.

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Product Description: We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed almost uninterrupted military success against foreign enemies. Yet at the start of the first century BC, Rome, outnumbered and out-generaled, faced a hostile army less than a week's march from the Capitol...read more

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9781848847897 | Pen & Sword, February 19, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: We are accustomed to think of the late Republic as a period in which Rome enjoyed almost uninterrupted military success against foreign enemies.

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9780373272631, titled "In Harm's Way" | Harlequin Books, December 1, 2002, cover price $4.75 | also contains In Harm''s Way | About this edition: very good book

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Product Description: No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity...read more

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9781780744247 | Oneworld Pubns Ltd, May 6, 2014, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire.

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Product Description: When, after a brutal civil war, the dictator Sulla took power in Rome (82 BC), among the many who refused to accept his rule was a young army officer called Quintus Sertorius. Sertorius fled, first to Africa and then to Spain, where he made common cause with the native people who had been savagely oppressed by a succession of corrupt Roman governors...read more

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9781848847873 | Pen & Sword, October 19, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: When, after a brutal civil war, the dictator Sulla took power in Rome (82 BC), among the many who refused to accept his rule was a young army officer called Quintus Sertorius.

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Product Description: The Athenian expedition to conquer Sicily was one of the pivotal events of the classical period. At this time (415 BC), Athens was locked in a decades-long struggle with Sparta for mastery of the Greek world. The expedition to Sicily was intended to give Athens the extra money and resources to crush the Spartans...read more

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9781848848870 | Pen & Sword, October 19, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Athenian expedition to conquer Sicily was one of the pivotal events of the classical period.

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Product Description: Petilius Cerealis is one of the few Imperial Roman officers, below the level of Emperor, whose career it is possible to follow in sufficient detail to write a coherent biography. Fortunately his career was a remarkably eventful and colorful one...read more

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9781848841192 | Pen & Sword, February 2, 2012, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Petilius Cerealis is one of the few Imperial Roman officers, below the level of Emperor, whose career it is possible to follow in sufficient detail to write a coherent biography.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780500051672 | Thames & Hudson, April 15, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum.

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Product Description: This will be the third in the Roman Conquests series (following Italy and Spain) and one of those with the most obvious appeal. While Rome was struggling for her very survival against the Carthaginians in the Second Punic War, Philip V of Macedon attempted to take advantage of their apparent vulnerability by allying with Hannibal and declaring war...read more

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9781844159680 | Pen & Sword, March 30, 2010, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This will be the third in the Roman Conquests series (following Italy and Spain) and one of those with the most obvious appeal.

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Product Description: Kaiser, Sklaven, Kurtisanen: Romische Geschichte einmal anders Das Romische Reich war die machtigste Zivilisation des Altertums. Doch wer lebte in diesem antiken Weltreich - und wie? Begleiten Sie die Autoren auf einer unterhaltsamen Reise durch die romische Geschichte, dargestellt anhand 100 Kurzbiografien...read more

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9783805340786 | Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh, December 31, 2009, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Kaiser, Sklaven, Kurtisanen: Romische Geschichte einmal anders Das Romische Reich war die machtigste Zivilisation des Altertums.

Stories, incidents, jokes and anecdotes from ancient Greece and Rome—an intriguing collection of quirky information.Pliny did it, Plutarch did it, Xenophon did it. In fact most ancient writers were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes, and after-dinner jokes. Here, writer and historian Philip Matyszak has collected his favorite incidents, wisecracks, and interesting facts about ancient Greece and Rome into a single volume. The stories have been selected for the insights that they give us into the ancient world, with its different perspectives on life, honor, and personal relationships. Many of the tales seem outrageous (such as a statue being tried for murder), though to the ancients these were normal enough. As the author comments, “human nature has not changed much over the last three thousand years, but the manner in which it finds expression is sometimes dramatically different.” In these pages we find humorous quips by the emperor Augustus and wry observations by the philosopher Socrates. There are stories of ghastly crimes, incredible journeys, and some bizarre military mishaps, like the Macedonian troops who rushed to storm the walls of a Greek city, only to find that their ladders were six feet short. Did you know that ...a Roman suffering from illness might be cured if rubbed all over with a puppylentils cooked in saffron were a popular Greek aphrodisiacin the Roman marriage ceremony, the groom parts the bride’s hair with a spearCaesar’s horse had toes30 b&w illustrations

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9780500051658, titled "Classical Compendium: A Miscellany of Scandalous Gossip, Bawdy Jokes, Peculiar Facts, and Bad Behavior from the Ancient Greeks and Romans" | Thames & Hudson, September 30, 2009, cover price $24.95
9780500051627 | Thames & Hudson, September 28, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Stories, incidents, jokes and anecdotes from ancient Greece and Rome—an intriguing collection of quirky information.

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Product Description: An insider's guide: how to join the Roman legions, wield a gladius, storm cities, and conquer the world Your 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...read more

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9780500251515 | Thames & Hudson, June 29, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An insider's guide: how to join the Roman legions, wield a gladius, storm cities, and conquer the world Your emperor needs you for the Roman army!

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Product Description: "Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." —Classical Outlook This engrossing book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of the peoples who fought against it...read more

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9780500251249, titled "The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal To Attila The Hun" | Thames & Hudson, November 30, 2004, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: An assessment of the rise and fall of the Roman empire, told from the perspectives of the civilizations that were vanquished by Rome, argues that such groups as the Celts, Hebrews, and Phoenicians were civilizations in their own right in spite of beliefs about Roman superiority and examines the impact of leadership ambition, political choices, and rivalry on the empire's downfall.

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9780500287729, titled "The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun" | 1 ill edition (Thames & Hudson, April 6, 2009), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: "Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly .

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Product Description: One hundred biographies reveal the mightiest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of its citizens.At its peak Rome's empire stretched across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, yet it started as a primitive encampment above a riverside marsh...read more

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9780500251447 | Thames & Hudson, November 26, 2008, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: One hundred biographies reveal the mightiest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of its citizens.

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Product Description: "History buffs (or, indeed, anyone with a vivid imagination) will enjoy this witty and erudite―and most unusual―travel guide."―Chicago Tribune This entertaining guide provides all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Rome in AD 200...read more

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9780500287606 | Thames & Hudson, October 26, 2008, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: "History buffs (or, indeed, anyone with a vivid imagination) will enjoy this witty and erudite―and most unusual―travel guide.

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A lighthearted reference to 'visiting' ancient Rome identifies the period's top accommodations, activities, and things to avoid, in a reference that profiles a sea journey to Italy, a tour of the famous seven hills of Rome, and the opulence of an imperial Palatine Hill palace.

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9780500051474 | Thames & Hudson, June 1, 2007, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: A lighthearted reference to 'visiting' ancient Rome identifies the period's top accommodations, activities, and things to avoid, in a reference that profiles a sea journey to Italy, a tour of the famous seven hills of Rome, and the opulence of an imperial Palatine Hill palace.

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A history of the Julian and Claudian families in the Roman Republic is presented through the dramatic lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero, in an account that places their reigns against the social and political background of their time.

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9780500251287 | Thames & Hudson, June 1, 2006, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: A history of the Julian and Claudian families in the Roman Republic is presented through the lives of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero, in an account that places their reigns against the social and political background of their time.

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9788496052901 | Italian edition edition (Oberon, June 30, 2005), cover price $38.95

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Product Description: "A commendable addition to a series intended to make history accessible to general readers."―Choice The Roman Republic was one of the most civilized societies in the ancient world, ruled by elected officials whose power was checked by a constitution so well crafted that it inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America...read more

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9780500051214 | Thames & Hudson, June 1, 2003, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Profiles the lives of nearly sixty rulers of the ancient Roman Republic, including Gaius Marius, Pompey the Great, and Mark Antony, and portrays the events taking place throughout history with timelines, illustrations, artwork, and maps.

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9780500287637 | Thames & Hudson, October 20, 2008, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: "A commendable addition to a series intended to make history accessible to general readers.

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