Soak up the shocks, horrors and sensations of the greatest empire of the Ancient World. It's all in The Roman Record - a fresh and lively look at history, written and designed to look like a tabloid newspaper. From Romulus and Remus to the fall of Rome - 1,200 years of murder, intrigue and scandal in a colourfully illustrated hardback book.
A lavishly designed sticker book, packed with over 120 stickers of artefacts, artworks and objects from Ancient Rome. An interactive way to find out about life in Roman times, from how the senate worked and the geography of the Roman Empire to how Roman people groomed themselves. Written in conjunction with an expert on the period.
Юбилейное строго лимитированное издание альбома 1972 года "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" Дэвида Боуи.Спустя ровно 45 лет со дня первого релиза знаменитого концептуального альбома Боуи "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars", представляем вашему вниманию строго лимитированные версии на золотом виниле альбомов "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" и "Hunky Dory".
Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome examines the methods and techniques that enabled builders to construct some of the most imposing monuments of ancient Rome. Focusing on structurally innovative vaulting and the factors that influenced its advancement, Lynne Lancaster also explores a range of related practices. Lancaster also examines construction techniques in relation to the social, economic, and political contexts of Rome, in an effort to draw connections between changes in the building industry and the events that shaped Roman society from the early empire to late antiquity.
If all the portable artefacts of Ancient Rome were in a single location, the lives of students, historians and connoisseurs would be immeasurably simpler - but the objects are housed in museums all over the world. This book identifies nearly 200 of the most significant of these, describing them vividly to illuminate the cultural relevance of each in commemorating a great event or heralding the start of a new era in creativity or politics. From coins of the 5th century bce to pottery made at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 ce, each object reveals an important insight into this highly influential ancient civilization.
First published in 1926, as the second edition of a 1924 original, this book provides an outline of Roman economic life during the first two centuries of the Empire. Each chapter focuses on a different section of the Roman sphere of influence, including trade routes to China and India, the goods native to various areas, and the means by which they communicated and traded with Rome. Charlesworth uses a wide range of ancient sources, from poetry to Vitruvius and the Bible, to illuminate this crucial aspect of Roman civilisation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient trade and the history of ancient economics.
"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history." —Tony Robinson star of Blackadder and Time Team. This entertaining and informative guide introduces readers to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, readers will discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilisations and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. Guy de la Bédoyère is a historian, archaeologist, and Roman expert, he is well known for his numerous books and appearances on TV, especially Channel 4’s Time Team.
Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity presents perspectives from an international and interdisciplinary range of contributors on the literature, history, archaeology, and religion of a major world civilization, based on an informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies.
«The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'» (обычно сокращают до 'Ziggy Stardust') — пятый студийный альбом Дэвида Боуи, в котором рассказывается история вымышленной рок-звезды по имени Зигги Стардаст (позже использует этого героя как своё альтер-эго и даже едет в тур с группой под сценическим именем Зигги Стардаст и The Spiders from Mars).Все треки для этого издания были ремастированны в 2012-м году. Издание на коллекционном 180-граммовом виниле.
A colourful information book, packed with brightly illustrated pages describing how the Romans entertained themselves, the fashion trends they followed, why the Roman Empire fell apart and more. A fantastic introduction to the history of Ancient Rome and the Roman people.
Meet Dormeo: gladiator, dormouse, berry-nibbler, and guide to ancient Rome. He'll take you on a tour of Rome's most famous moments and most colourful characters – from the temperamental gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to the wolf-raised Romulus and Remus, from the birth of the Roman Republic to the death of Julius Caesar. On the way are fascinating glimpses of life as a Roman citizen, from families to festivals, gladiators to guards, as well as a look at some of Rome’s best-known emperors (good and not so good). Vibrant, engaging, and packed with Marcia Williams’s trademark warmth and humour, this graphic storybook is a young reader’s ideal introduction to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
Meet Dormeo: gladiator, dormouse, berry-nibbler, and guide to ancient Rome. He'll take you on a tour of Rome's most famous moments and most colourful characters - from the temperamental gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to the wolf-raised Romulus and Remus, from the birth of the Roman Republic to the death of Julius Caesar. On the way are fascinating glimpses of life as a Roman citizen, from families to festivals, gladiators to guards, as well as a look at some of Rome’s best-known emperors (good and not so good). Vibrant, engaging, and packed with Marcia Williams’s trademark warmth and humour, this graphic storybook is a young reader’s ideal introduction to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
This is the first full-length study of the final war between Rome and the ancient Macedonian monarchy and its last king, Perseus. The Roman victory at the Battle of Pydna in June 168 BC was followed by the abolition of the kingdom of Macedon - the cradle of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Antigonid monarchs who followed. The first historian of Rome's rise to world power, and a contemporary of the war, Polybius of Megalopolis, recognized the significance of these events in making Rome an almost global power beyond compare - a sole superpower, in other words. Yet Roman authority did not lack challenges from lesser states and insurgents in the decades that followed. The book's meticulous documentation, close analysis, and engagement in scholarly controversy will appeal to academics and students, while general readers will appreciate its brisk narrative style and pacing.
Emperor Nero’s grip on power is weakening. In every shadow he sees an enemy and like a cornered animal he lashes out at every perceived threat. His paranoia settles on the figure of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Rome’s greatest General who leads the imperial legions in the East. So popular is Corbulo with his men that he effective presides over an Empire within an Empire. Is Corbulo preparing to march against Rome and take the purple? Gaius Valerius Verrens, Hero of Rome, is ordered to Antioch with the power of life and death over Corbulo, a soldier he worships. There he finds word of his mission has preceded him and every man’s hand is turned against him. But Corbulo’s eyes are not on Rome, but on a new threat to the Empire’s border. The Parthian King of Kings, Vologases, is marching to war and with such an army that if not stopped he might overwhelm the entire Roman east. Valerius marches at Corbulo’s side. Outnumbered they make a stand in the barren wastes beyond the Tigris to meet Vologases in an epic contest of military might and ingenuity that will decide the fate of the Empire. And while he fights for the Empire, and for his own survival on the battlefield, Valerius must decide whether to complete his mission, or risk incurring his Emperor’s dangerous wrath.