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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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very good book

Hardcover:

9781848847897 | Pen & Sword, February 19, 2015, cover price $34.95

Paperback:

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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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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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

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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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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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

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Hardcover:

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

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Hardcover:

9781848848870 | Pen & Sword, October 19, 2012, cover price $29.95

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9780500251447 | Thames & Hudson, November 26, 2008, cover price $40.00

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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). There are pitched battles, epic sieges, double-crosses and world-class political conniving, assassinations and general treachery. Through it all, the story is built about the dominant character of Mithridates, connoisseur of poisons, arch-schemer and strategist; resilient in defeat, savage and vindictive in victory. Almost by definition, this book will break new ground, in that nothing has been written on Mithridates for the general public for almost half a century, though scholarly journals have been adding a steady trickle of new evidence, which is drawn upon here. Few enough leaders went to war with Rome and lived long to tell the tale, but in the first half of the first century BC, Mithridates did so three times. At the high point of his career his armies swept the Romans out of Asia Minor and Greece, reversing a century of Roman expansion in the region. Even once fortune had turned against him he would not submit. Upto the day he died, a fugitive drive to suicide by the treachery of his own son, he was still planning an overland invasion of Roman itself.

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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.

Paperback:

9781473828902 | Pen & Sword, February 19, 2016, cover price $24.95

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Paperback:

9781780744247 | Oneworld Pubns Ltd, May 6, 2014, cover price $14.99

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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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Hardcover:

9783805340786 | Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh, December 31, 2009, cover price $45.00

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