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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the ancient history of Rome and the Roman Empire.


Six Superlative Sources

· Brown, Peter. The World of Late Antiquity. Thames and Hudson, 1971; reprint, Norton, 1989.

· Cornell, T.J. The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c. 1000-264 BC). Routledge, 1995.

· Millar, Fergus. The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic. University of Michigan Press, 1998.

· Scobie, Alex. "Slums, Sanitation, and Mortality in the Roman World." Klio 68 (1986): 399-433.

· Syme, Ronald. The Roman Revolution. Clarendon Press, 1939; 1960.

· Wilken, Robert L. Christians as the Romans Saw Them. Yale University Press, 1984.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bagnall, Roger S., and Frier, Bruce W. The Demography of Roman Egypt. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

· Barnish, S.J.B. "Taxation, Land and the Barbarian Settlement." Papers of the British School at Rome 54 (1986): 170-95.

· Bradley, Keith. Slaves and Masters in the Roman World. Oxford University Press, 1987.

· Brunt, P.A. Italian Manpower. Clarendon Press, 1971; revised edition, 1987.

· Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults. Harvard University Press, 1987.

· Burns, Thomas. Barbarians within the Gates of Rome: A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, ca. 375-425 A.D. Indiana University Press, 1994.

· Claude, Dietrich. "Zur Ansiedlung barbarischer Föderaten in der ersten Hälfte des 5. Jahrhunderts." In Anerkennung und Integration. Zu den wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Völkerwanderungszeit (400-600), edited by H. Wolfram and A. Schwarcz, pp. 13-16.

· Claude, Dietrich. "Der millenarius." In Anerkennung und Integration. Zu den wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Völkerwanderungszeit (400-600), edited by H. Wolfram and A. Schwarcz, pp. 17-20.

· Dodds, E.R. Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety. Cambridge University Press, 1965.

· Drinkwater, John, and Elton, Hugh, eds. Fifth-Century Gaul: A Crisis of Identity. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

· Durliat, Jean. "Le salaire de la paix sociale dans les royaumes barbares (Ve-VIe siècles)." In Anerkennung und Integration. Zu den wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Völkerwanderungszeit (400-600), edited by H. Wolfram and A. Schwarcz, pp. 21-72.

· Finley, Moses I. The Ancient Economy. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 1985.

· Garnsey, Peter. Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World: Responses to Risk and Crisis. Cambridge University Press, 1988.

· Goffart, Walter. Romans and Barbarians, A.D. 418-584. Princeton University Press, 1980.

· Gruen, E.S. The Last Generation of the Roman Republic. University of California Press, 1974; 1995.

· Harl, Kenneth W. Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

· Harris, William V. War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C. Clarendon Press, 1979.

· Heather, Peter. Goths and Romans, 332-489. Clarendon Press, 1991.

· Heather, Peter. "The Huns and the End of the Roman Empire in Western Europe." English Historical Review 110 (1995): 4-41.

· Hopkins, Keith. "The Age of Roman Girls at Marriage." Population Studies 18 (1965): 309-27.

· Hopkins, Keith. "On the Probable Age Structure of the Roman Population." Population Studies 20 (1966): 245-64.

· Hopkins, Keith. "Contraception in the Roman Empire." Comparative Studies in Society and History 8 (1965-1966): 124-51.

· Jaeger, Werner. Early Christianity and Greek Paideia. Harvard University Press, 1961.

· Johnson, Terry, and Dandeker, Chris. "Patronage: Relation and System." In Patronage in Ancient Society, edited by A. Wallace-Hadrill, pp. 219-42. Routledge, 1989.

· Jolowicz, H.F., and Nicholas, B. Historical Introduction to the Study of Roman Law. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, 1972.

· Jones, A.H.M. The Later Roman Empire, 284-602: A Social, Economic and Administrative Survey. 3 vols. Oxford University Press, 1964; reprint (3 vols. in 2) Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

· Lewit, Tamara. Agricultural Production in the Roman Economy: A.D. 200-400. British Archaeological Reports (International Series, 568), 1991.

· Littman, R.J., and Littman, M.L. "Galen and the Antonine Plague." American Journal of Philology 94 (1973): 243-55.

· Markus, Robert. The End of Ancient Christianity. Cambridge University Press, 1990.

· Mathisen, Ralph Whitney. Roman Aristocrats in Barbarian Gaul: Strategies for Survival in an Age of Transition. University of Texas Press, 1993.

· Matthews, John. Western Aristocracies and Imperial Court, A.D. 364-425. Clarendon Press, 1975.

· Matthews, John. The Roman Empire of Ammianus. Duckworth, 1989.

· McLynn, Neil B. Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital. University of California Press, 1994.

· Meeks, Wayne. The First Urban Christians. Yale University Press, 1983.

· Mitchell, R.E. Patricians and Plebeians: The Origins of the Roman State. Cornell University Press, 1990.

· Ogilvie, R.M. A Commentary on Livy, Books 1-5. Clarendon Press, 1965.

· Parkin, Tim G. Demography and Roman Society. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

· Raaflaub, Kurt A., ed. Social Struggles in Archaic Rome: New Perspectives on the Conflict of Orders. University of California Press, 1986.

· Rich, John, and Shipley, Graham, eds. War and Society in the Roman World. Routledge, 1993.

· Saller, Richard. Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

· Scheidel, Walter, ed. Debating Roman Demography. Brill, 2001.

· Scheidel, Walter. Death on the Nile: Disease and the Demography of Roman Egypt. Brill, 2001.

· Shaw, Brent D. "The Family in Late Antiquity: The Experience of Augustine." Past and Present 115 (1987): 3-51.

· Sherwin-White, A.N. The Roman Citizenship. 2nd ed. Clarendon Press, 1973.

· Taylor, Lily Ross. Party Politics in the Age of Caesar. University of California Press, 1949.

· Taylor, Lily Ross. Roman Voting Assemblies: From the Hannibalic War to the Dictatorship of Caesar. University of Michigan Press, 1966.

· Treggiari, Susan. Roman Marriage: Iusti Coniuges from the Time of Cicero to the Time of Ulpian. Clarendon Press, 1991.

· Van Dam, Raymond. Leadership and Community in Late Antique Gaul and Spain. University of California Press, 1985.

· Walbank, F.W. A Historical Commentary on Polybius. 3 vols. Clarendon Press, 1957-79.

· Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew, ed. Patronage in Ancient Society. Routledge, 1989.

· Whittaker, C.R. Frontiers of the Roman Empire: A Social and Economic Study. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

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