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Edward Gibbon In the UK:
The Decline and Fall
of the Roman Empire

Unabridged

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Abridged

Memoirs of My Life

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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon : Printed verbatim from hitherto unpublished MSS., with an introduction by the Earl of Sheffield

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Vol 1 (Penguin Classics) Gibbon's Vol. 1 & 2

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Vol 2 (Penguin Classics) Gibbon's Vol. 3 & 4

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Vol 3 (Penguin Classics) Gibbon's Vol. 5 & 6


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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon Philip Matyszak
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Volume 1
Gibbon's Vol. 1 & 2
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Volume 2
Gibbon's Vol. 3 & 4
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Volume 3
Gibbon's Volume 4 & 5
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The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun

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Warwick Ball Barbara Levick Fergus Millar Theodor Mommsen
Rome in the East:
The Transformation of an Empire

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The Government of the Roman Empire:
A Sourcebook

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Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 2: Government, Society, and Culture in the Roman Empire (Studies in the History of Greece and Rome)

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A History of Rome Under the Emperors
lecture transcriptions

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Adrian Murdoch Peter Heather Bryan Ward-Perkins Stefan Rebenich
The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West

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The Fall of the Roman Empire : A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

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The Fall of Rome And the End of Civilization

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Theodor Mommsen, Eine Biographie

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DIO, TACITUS, SENECA
Dio Cassius Tacitus
Roman History, Books & Fragments
9 Volumes, Loeb's Classical Library

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

The Annals

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The Histories

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The Agricola and The Germania (Penguin Classics)

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  Online Ronald Syme
  The Annals / The Annals (MIT)
Agricola
Germania
Johan Ortiz Website: Roman History (14 - 70 A.D.) by Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Tacitus: 2 Volumes
(Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints)

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Seneca    
Dialogue & Letters

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Letters from a Stoic

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FROM THE REPUBLIC TO THE PRINCIPATE
Appianus Ronald Syme Suetonius
The Civil Wars

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The Roman Revolution

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The Twelve Caesars

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Suetonius: Life of the Caesars
Fergus Millar Josiah Osgood Philip Matyszak
The Roman Republic and the Augustan Revolution

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Caesar's Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire

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Chronicle of the Roman Republic: The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

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The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's First Dynasty

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Alfred Duggan Colleen McCullough Masters of Rome  
Three's Company

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The October Horse

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Antony and Cleopatra, A Novel

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THE JULIO-CLAUDIANS: AUGUSTUS
Augustus  The Deeds of the Divine Augustus (Res Gestae) An Augustus Primer on this site
G. P. Baker Pat Southern Anthony Everitt Dio Cassius
Augustus

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Augustus

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Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

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Trade Paperback October 2007

The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus

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Allan Massie Anthony A. Barrett Karl Galinsky
Augustus

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Anthony

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Livia: First Lady of Imperial Rome

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Augustan Culture

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Tony Clunn Peter S. Wells Adrian Murdoch Ronald Syme
The Quest for the Lost Roman Legions:
Discovering the Varus Battlefield

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The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

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Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest

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The Augustan Aristocracy

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John Williams Pat Southern  smaller companion books to Augustus: Diane E.E. Kleiner

Augustus

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Mark Antony

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Cleopatra

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Cleopatra and Rome

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Karen Essex Gillian Bradshaw
Kleopatra

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Pharaoh

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Cleopatra's Heir

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alternative history

Render Unto Caesar

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Hermann Broch David Wishart    
The Death of Virgil

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I, Virgil

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THE LATER JULIO-CLAUDIANS
G. P. Baker Barbara Levick Robin Seager    Anthony Burgess
Tiberius Caesar

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Tiberius the Politician

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a good source for Augustus

Tiberius

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Kingdom of the Wicked

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 Anthony A. Barrett  Barbara Levick    Allan Massie
  Caligula: The Corruption of Power

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Claudius

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Tiberius

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Caligula

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Robert Graves
Jean Baptiste Racine
Three Plays
Phaedra/Britannicus/Andromache

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I, Claudius

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(F)

Claudius the God

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Ich Claudius Kaiser und Gott

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The German edition of Graves is a revised and streamlined version of the English orginal in one volume, translation supervised by Graves.
Edward Champlin Miriam T. Griffin Anthony A. Barrett Henryk Sienkiewicz
Nero

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Nero: The End of a Dynasty

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Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire

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Quo Vadis

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James Duffy, Gladiators of the Empire series Patrick Larkin Jesse Browner

Sand of the Arena

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The Fight for Rome

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The Tribune: A Novel of Ancient Rome

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The Uncertain Hour: A Novel

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Simon Scarrow: The Eagle Series
Under the Eagle

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The Eagle's Conquest

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When the Eagle Hunts

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The Eagle and the Wolves

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The Eagle's Prey

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The Eagle's Prophecy  

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David Wishart: Marcus Valerius Corvinus Mysteries
Ovid

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Germanicus

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Sejanus

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Old Bones

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The Lydian Baker

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Last Rites

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White Murder

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A Vote for Murder

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Parthian Shot

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Food for the Fishes

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In at the Death

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Illegally Dead

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THE FLAVIANS
  Kenneth Wellesley Barbara Levick  Pat Southern  Allan Massie
The Year of the Four Emperors

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 Vespasian

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 Domitian: Tragic Tyrant

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Nero's Heirs

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 Graham Webster Lindsey Davis   David Corson   Donna Gillespie  
 The Roman Imperial Army:
Of the First and Second Centuries A.D.

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The Course of Honor

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Domitia and Domitian

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  The Lightbearer

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Lindsay Davis: Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries
The Silver Pigs

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Shadows in Bronze

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Venus in Copper

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The Iron Hand of Mars

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Poseidon's Gold

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Last Act in Palmyra

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Time to Depart

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A Dying Light in Corduba

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Three Hands in the Fountain

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One Virgin Too Many

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Two for the Lions

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Ode to a Banker

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A Body in the Bathhouse

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The Jupiter Myth

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See Delphi and Die

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Saturnalia

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THE TWO PLINYS
Pliny the Elder Pliny the Younger Albert A.Bell Jr. 
Natural History: A Selection

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Letters

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From the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger (Mysteries)
 All Roads Lead to Murder

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The Blood of Caesar
Albert A.Bell Jr.  Robert Harris    
 Daughter of Lazarus

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Pompeii: A Novel

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THE ANTONINES
Julian Bennett David Corson Anthony Birley Marguerite Yourcenar
Trajan: Optimus Princeps

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Trajan and Plotina

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(F)

Hadrian: The Restless Emperor

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Memoirs of Hadrian

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Anthony Birley Marcus Aurelius Anthony Birley Pat Southern 
Marcus Aurelius

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The Meditations

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Septimius Severus

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The Roman Cavalry: From the First to the Third Century AD
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William L. MacDonald  Michael Grant  Michael Anderson
 Hadrian's Villa and Its Legacy

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Pantheon : Design, Meaning and Progeny

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The Antonines: The Roman Empire in Transition

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The Parthian Interpreter: An Odyssey of the Later Empire

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FROM SEVERUS TO CONSTANTINE
Pat Southern Stephen Williams Richard Stoneman Judith Weingarten / blog
The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine

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Diocletian and the Roman Recovery

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Palmyra and Its Empire: Zenobia's Revolt against Rome

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The Chronicle of Zenobia: The Rebel Queen

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Michael Grant Sourcebook Jacob Burckhardt
The Severans: The Changed Roman Empire

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Constantine the Great:
The Man and His Times

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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine

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The Age of Constantine the Great

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A. H. M. Jones Charles Odahl G.P. Baker  
Constantine and the Conversion of Europe

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Constantine and the Christian Empire (Roman Imperial Biographies)

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Constantine the Great And the Christian Revolution

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Ben Pastor (Aelius Spartianus Mysteries)    
The Water Thief

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The Fire Walker

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THE LATER EMPIRE
G.W. Bowersock Gore Vidal Adrian Murdoch
Julian the Apostate

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Julian

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The Last Pagan : Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World

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The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West

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Amminanus Marcellinus Stephen Williams & Gerald Friell  Fergus Millar Michael Kulikowski
The Later Roman Empire

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Theodosius, The Empire at Bay

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A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450) (Sather Classical Lectures)

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 Rome's Gothic Wars: From the Third Century to Alaric (Key Conflicts of Classical Antiquity)

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Peter Heather Alessandro Barbero Thomas Burns  
Goths in the Fourth Century (Translated Texts for Historians)

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The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire

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A History of the Ostrogoths

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Robert Browning David Rohrbacher  William Rosen  
The Byzantine Empire

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The Historians of Late Antiquity

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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe

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John Haldon Albert Noyer
 Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World

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The Saint's Day Deaths

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The Secundus Papyrus

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The Cybelene Conspiracy

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  Procopius G.P. Baker Lord Mahon Robert Graves
Secret History

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Justinian: The Last Roman Emperor

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The Life of Belisarius

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Count Belisarius

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Paolo Belzoni Gillian Bradshaw H.N. Turteltaub
Belisarius: The First Shall Be Last

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Imperial Purple

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Bearkeeper's Daughter

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Justinian

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a later Justinian!
(F)

THE PROVINCES
Ernle Bradford Michael Grant Pat Southern Peter Salway
Cleopatra

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Cleopatra

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Cleopatra

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A History of Roman Britain

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G.W. Bowersock   Fergus Millar Peter S. Wells
Roman Arabia

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Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam

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The Roman Near East: 31 BC-AD 337

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The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe

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   Herwig Wolfram Karen Essex Margaret George  
The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples

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Kleopatra

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 Pharaoh

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The Memoirs of Cleopatra

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Ruth Downie Pauline Gedge Wallace Breem
Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire

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Terra Incognita: A Novel of the Roman Empire

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The Eagle and the Raven

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The Eagle in the Snow

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Gillian Bradshaw  
Cleopatra's Heir

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alternative history

Island of Ghosts

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The Beacon at Alexandria

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Rosemary Rowe: Libertus Mysteries of Roman Britain
Germanicus Mosaic

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A Pattern of Blood

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Murder in the Forum

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The Chariots of Calyx

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The Legatus Mystery

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The Ghosts Of Glevum

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Enemies of the Empire

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A Roman Ransom

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A Coin for the Ferryman

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RELIGION: PAGANISM
Ramsay MacMullen Lily Ross Taylor Alan Watson  
Paganism in the Roman Empire

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The Divinity of the Roman Emperor

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The State, Law & Religion:
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RELIGION: EARLY CHRISTIANITY
Eusebius Albert A. Bell Jr.
The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine

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The Church History,
A New Translation
With Commentary by Paul L. Maier

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Exploring The New Testament World:
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Jose Saramago   Fiction by Sholem Asch James Cannon Albert A. Bell Jr.  
The Gospel According to Christ

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not for the faint hearted!

The Nazarene

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The Apostle check Amazon

Mary

Apostle Paul: A Novel of the Man Who Brought Christianity to Western World

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Daughter of Lazarus

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Henryk Sienkiewicz Paul Maier Joyce Salisbury Mario de Carvalho
Quo Vadis

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The Flames of Rome

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Perpetua's Passion

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A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening

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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
William Harris Lucretius The Cambridge Companion Edith Hamilton
Ancient Literacy

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On the Nature of the Universe

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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

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The Roman Way

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Thomas Habinek Juvenal Susanna Morton Bround on Ovid
The Politics of Latin Literature: Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome

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The Satires (Oxford World's Classics)

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The Roman Satirists and Their Masks

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The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

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POETRY & LITERATURE: OVID
Ovid's Metamorphoses, The Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
a modernised version of Arthur Golding's 1567 translation

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Metamorphoses: A New Translation by Charles Martin
W. W. Norton & Company

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Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics)
David Raeburn, Translator

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The Metamorphoses (Signet Classics)
Horace Gregory, Translator

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The Art of Love
(Modern Library Classics) James Michie, Translator

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The Erotic Poems (Penguin Classics)
Peter Green, Translator

The Amores, The Art of Love, Cures of Love, On Facial Treatment for Ladies

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Fasti (Penguin Classics)

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The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letter

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GENERAL
Dictionary Atlas Lesley & Roy Adkins Florence Dupont
The Oxford Classical Dictionary

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome
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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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Daily Life in Ancient Rome

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Jo-Ann Shelton J.P.V.D. Balsdon Alan Watson  Sarah B. Pomery
As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History

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Romans & Aliens

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an excellent source book

The State, Law & Religion:
Pagan Rome

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

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Jérôme Carcopino T. P. Wiseman Phyllis Pray Bober Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa
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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Roman Drama and Roman History (Exeter Studies in History)

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Historiography and Imagination
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Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy

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  A Taste of Ancient Rome

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Guido Majno Donald G. Kyle Thomas Wiedemann Mary Beard
Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World

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

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Emperors and Gladiators

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The Roman Triumph

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Carlin Barton William Harris The Cambridge Companion
The Sorrows of The Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster

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Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones

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Ancient Literacy

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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

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J. M. C. Toynbee  John Gager O.F. Robinson John G. Landels

Death and Burial in the Roman World

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Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World

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Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration

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Engineering in the Ancient World

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Architecture & Engineering
John G. Landels Roger Ulrich    
Engineering in the Ancient World

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Roman Woodworking

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Alexander Gordon McKay David Sider Christopher C. Parslow  
Houses, Villas, and Palaces in the Roman World

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Rediscovering Antiquity : Karl Weber and the Excavation of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae

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Travel
Lionel Casson Tony Perrotett Route 66 A.D. Philip Matyszak
Travel in the Ancient World

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Route 66 A.D.: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists

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Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day

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Pausanias K. W. Arafat Christian Habicht
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Pausanias' Greece: Ancient Artists and Roman Rulers

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

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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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J.E. Lendon Tony Clunn Adrian Murdoch Peter S. Wells
Soldiers and Ghosts: Heroic Mythology and Soldiering in Antiquity

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The Quest for the Lost Roman Legions:
Discovering the Varus Battlefield

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Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg

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blog: Bread and circuses
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The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

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Pat Southern       
The Roman Cavalry: From the First to the Third Century AD
with Karen Dixon

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