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Dionysius of Halicarnassus
The Roman Antiquities Books I-II Volume 1 (Loeb Classical Library, No 319)
The Roman Antiquities Books III-IV Volume 2 (Loeb Classical Library, No 347)
The Roman Antiquities,Books V-VI (48) Volume 3 (Loeb Classical Library No 357)
The Roman Antiquities, Books VI (49)-VII Volume 4 (Loeb Classical Library No 364)
The Roman Antiquities, Books VIII-IX (24), Volume 5 (Loeb Classical Library No 372)
The Roman Antiquities, Books IX (25)-X, Volume 6 (Loeb Classical Library No 378)
The Roman Antiquities, Books XI, Fragments of Books XII-XX & General Index, Volume 7 (Loeb Classical Library 388)

Polybius
Polybius Craig Brian Champlain  
The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)

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LacusCurtius

Perseus
Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories (Hellenistic Culture and Society)

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Titus Livius  Online: Forum Romanum: Livy / Perseus
Early History of Rome

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Rome and Italy

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War with Hannibal

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Rome and the Mediterranean

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Andrew Feldherr Gary B. Miles
Spectacle and Society in Livy's History

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Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome

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Marcus Tullius Cicero
The Republic: And, the Laws

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On Government

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On the Good Life: Selected Writings

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de Senectute-de Amicitia-de Divinatione

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Select Letters

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Letters to His Brother Quintus

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Murder Trials

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Cicero related mysteries
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Shackleton Bailey, D.R.  Anthony Everitt Robert Harris
Cicero Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

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Cicero: A Turbulent Life

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Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

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OVERVIEWS & EARLY ROME
T.J. Cornell Michael Grant Dio Cassius
The Beginnings of Rome

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History of Rome

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The Ancient Historians Roman History, Books & Fragments, 9 Volumes
Loeb's Classical Library

Online: Dio (Cassius Dio) - Roman History (Lacus Curtius)

Appinanus Theodor Mommsen Stefan Rebenich Steven Saylor
Appian's Roman History

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Online: History of Rome

In German: Project Gutenberg

Theodor Mommsen, Eine Biographie

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Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome

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H.H. Scullard  
A History of the Roman World
753 to 146 BC

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From the Gracchi to Nero:
A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68

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(with Max Cary)
A History of Rome: Down to the Reign of Constantine

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Philip Matyszak T.P. Wiseman
Chronicle of the Roman Republic: The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

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The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

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Remus: A Roman Myth

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The Myths of Rome

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Michael Grant Getty Trust Publications Sabatino Moscati, editor Peter Berresford Ellis
The Etruscans

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The Etruscans: Art, Architecture, and History

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The Phoenicians

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Celt and Roman: The Celts of Italy

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celto-centric

THE PUNIC WARS
Theodore Ayrault Dodge George P. Baker Ernle Bradford Leonard Cotrell
Hannibal

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Hannibal

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Hannibal

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Hannibal: Enemy of Rome

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Adrian Goldsworthy B. H. Liddell Hart J. F. Lazenby
The Fall of Carthage : The Punic Wars 265-146BC

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Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon

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The First Punic War

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Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War

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Serge Lancel John Peddie John Prevas
Hannibal

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Hannibal's War

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Hannibal Crosses the Alps: The Enigma Re-Examined

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Hannibal Crosses the Alps:
The Invasion of Italy and the Second Punic War

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Gillian Bradshaw David Anthony Durham Alternative History: John Maddox Roberts
The Sand-Reckoner

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Pride of Carthage

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Hannibal's Children

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The Seven Hills

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  Ross Leckie

 

Hannibal The Novel

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Scipio Africanus: The Man Who Defeated Hannibal

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Carthage, A Novel

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THE GRACCHI
David Stockton      
The Gracchi

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THE REPUBLIC
Appianus Plutarch Sallust G.P. Baker
The Civil Wars

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Fall of the Roman Republic:
Six Lives

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The Jugurthine War & The Conspiracy of Catiline

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Sulla the Fortunate
Roman General and Dictator

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Judith Geary A. (Arthur) Keaveney Ernst Badian
Getorix: The Eagle and The Bull: A Celtic Adventure in Ancient Rome

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Sulla; The last Republican

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Rome And The Unification Of Italy

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Publicans and Sinners:
Private Enterprise in the Service of the Roman Republic, with a Critical Bibliography

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Robin Seager Pat Southern Erich S. Gruen
Pompey the Great: A Political Biography

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Pompey the Great

 

Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome

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The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

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Mary Beard Ronald Syme  
Rome in the Late Republic
(with Michael Crawford)

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The Roman Revolution

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Sallust (Sather Classical Lectures)

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Fergus Millar W. Jeffrey Tatum Duggan, Alfred
The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic
(Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures)
The Roman Republic and the Augustan Revolution

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The Patrician Tribune: Publius Clodius Pulcher

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Three's Company

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(F)

Colleen McCullough's "Masters of Rome" Series (F)
First Man in Rome

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The Grass Crown

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Fortune's Favorites

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Caesar's Women

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Caesar, A Novel

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The October Horse

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Antony and Cleopatra, A Novel

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Benita Kane Jaro Fiction Pat Southern
The Key

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The Lock

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The Door in the Wall

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Mark Antony

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Howard Fast Arthur Koestler    
Spartacus

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Gladiators

Die Gladiatoren

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GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR
Caesar Stephen Dando-Collins Theodore Ayrault Dodge
The Conquest of Gaul

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The Civil War: With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars

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Caesar's Legion

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Caesar : A History of the Art of War Among the Romans Down to the End of the Roman Empire, With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of Gaius Julius Caesar

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Online: Julius Caesar's War Commentaries, including the later commentaries not written by himself Michael Grant
Julius Caesar
Philip Freeman Mathias Gelzer Adrian Goldsworthy Arthur D. Kahn
Julius Caesar

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Caesar: Politician and Statesman

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Caesar : Life of a Colossus

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The Education of Julius Caesar: A Biography, A Reconstruction

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Tom Holland Christian Meier Pat Southern James Sabben-Clare
Rubicon : The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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Caesar, A Biography

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Julius Caesar

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Caesar and Roman Politics
60-50 B.C.

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Lily Ross Taylor  Allan Massie Vincent Panella
Party Politics in the Age of Caesar

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Caesar

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Anthony

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Cutter's Island

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Thornton Wilder Colleen McCullough    
The Ides of March

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close to alternative history

Masters of Rome
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REPUBLICAN MYSTERY SERIES
John Maddox Roberts
The King's Gambit

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The Catiline Conspiracy

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The Sacrilege

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The Temple of the Muses

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Saturnalia

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Nobody Loves a Centurion

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The Tribune's Curse

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The River God's Vengance

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The Princess and the Pirates

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A Point of Law

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Steven Saylor
Roman Blood

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Arms of Nemesis

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Catilina's Riddle

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The Venus Throw

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The House of the Vestals:
The Investigations of Gordianus the Finder

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A Murder on the Appian Way

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Rubicon

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Last Seen in Massilia

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A Mist of Prophecies

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The Judgment of Caesar

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A Gladiator Dies Only Once : The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder

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The Triumph of Caesar

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THE PROVINCES AND ABROAD
John S. Richardson Peter Salway G.W. Bowersock Peter S. Wells
The Romans in Spain

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A History of Roman Britain

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Roman Arabia The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe

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Ernle Bradford Michael Grant Pat Southern Margaret George
Cleopatra

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Cleopatra

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Cleopatra

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The Memoirs of Cleopatra

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Karen Essex    
Kleopatra

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Pharaoh

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RELIGION: PAGANISM
Jean-René Jannot Alan Watson    
Religion in Ancient Etruria
(Wisconsin Studies in Classics)

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The State, Law & Religion:
Pagan Rome

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RELIGION: JEWS IN THE ROMAN WORLD
Flavius Josephus John M. G. Barclay
The Complete Works of Josephus

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The War of the Jews

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The New Complete Works of Josephus

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Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora:
From Alexander to Trajan (323 BCE - 117 CE)

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POETRY & LITERATURE
Catullus T.P. Wiseman Lucretius The Cambridge Companion
The Poems of Catullus
Peter Whigham, translator

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Online: Gaius Valerius Catullus
Catullus and his World: A Reappraisal

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On the Nature of the Universe

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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

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William Harris Edith Hamilton Thomas Habinek Susanna Morton Braund
Ancient Literacy

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The Roman Way

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The Politics of Latin Literature: Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome

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The Roman Satirists and Their Masks

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GENERAL

Dictionary

Atlas

Jérôme Carcopino Denis Feeney
The Oxford Classical Dictionary

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome
(Penguin Historical Atlases)

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Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire
2nd edition, edited & annotated, 2003

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Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History (Sather Classical Lectures)

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Lesley & Roy Adkins Florence Dupont Jo-Ann Shelton J.P.V.D. Balsdon
Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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Daily Life in Ancient Rome

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As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History

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Romans & Aliens

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T. P. Wiseman Sarah B. Pomery  Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa Phyllis Pray Bober
Roman Drama and Roman History (Exeter Studies in History)

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Historiography and Imagination
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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves : Women in Classical Antiquity

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 A Taste of Ancient Rome

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Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy

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Andrew M. Riggsby O.F. Robinson William Harris   John Gager
Crime & Community in Ciceronian Rome

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Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration

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Ancient Literacy

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Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World

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Guido Majno J. M. C. Toynbee Carlin Barton Donald G. Kyle
Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World

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Death and Burial in the Roman World

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The Sorrows of The Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster

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Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome (Approaching the Ancient World)

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Mary Beard      
The Roman Triumph

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Architecture & Engineering
Pollio Vitruvius
On Architecture, Books I-V

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On Architecture, Books VI-X

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Ten Books on Architecture

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Vitruvius: On Architecture
(Lacus Curtius)
John G. Landels Roger Ulrich Alexander Gordon McKay  
Engineering in the Ancient World

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Roman Woodworking

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Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World

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Travel
Lionel Casson by K. W. Arafat Christian Habicht  
Travel in the Ancient World

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Pausanias' Greece: Ancient Artists and Roman Rulers

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Pausanias' Guide to Ancient Greece (Sather Classical Lectures, 50)

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Pausanias    
Guide to Greece: Volume 1: Central Greece

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Guide to Greece: Volume 2: Southern Greece

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Warfare
Hans Delbrück Adrian Goldsworthy J.E. Lendon
Warfare in Antiquity:
History of the Art of War

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The Complete Roman Army

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In the Name of Rome:
The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

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Soldiers and Ghosts: Heroic Mythology and Soldiering in Antiquity

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N.J.E. Austin & N.B. Rankov      
Exploratio: Military and Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople

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