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Summary: "Experience the intrigue, scandal, excitement and chaos of the most dominant empire in the history of western civilization as History journeys back to the age of Caesar"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2010

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Rivers, Francine

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Summary: Atretes, German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness ... but his life is changed forever when he learns his son is alive. Atretes vows to find his son and return to Germania. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the young widow who adopted his abandoned baby. But Atretes is undaunted. One woman should be no trouble at all. It doesn't take him long to find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Riv

Harper, Elodie

Summary: Amara's journey has taken her far; from enslavement in Pompeii's Wolf Den brothel to her new life as a high-powered courtesan in Rome, but her story is not over yet. While Amara plays for power in Rome's imperial palace, those dearest to her remain in Pompeii. But it is 79 CE, and mighty Mount Vesuvius is about to make itself known...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Union Square and Co. 2023

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Keahey, John

Summary: "A travel narrative following three ancient roads and looking at more than two thousand years of history of Ancient Rome through the modern eye. In 66 B.C., young, ambitious Julius Caesar, seeking recognition and authority, became the curator of the Via Appia. He borrowed significant sums to restore the ancient highway. It was a way to curry favor from Roman citizens in villages along the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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Everitt, Anthony

Summary: "The Roman emperor Nero has long been the very image of a bad ruler--cruel, vain, and incompetent. He committed incest with his mother, who had schemed and killed to place him on the throne, and later murdered her. He supposedly set fire to Rome and thrummed his lyre as it burned. Afterward he cleared the charred ruins of the city center and, in their place, built a vast palace. Historians of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NERO EVE

Daileader, Philip.

Summary: Focusing on the seven centuries from 300 to 1000, this course examines the period of European history known as the "Dark Ages." The period is dominated by two empires, the Roman Empire and the Carolingian Empire.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.1 DAI

Summary: In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2007

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Summary: Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Quo 2008

Summary: The House of Batiatus has towered above the city of Capua for many years. Explore its deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he carried with him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SPA

Summary: Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2006

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Bird, Kai

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Summary: J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OPPENHEIMER, J. ROBERT BIR

Ostrom, Melissa

Summary: In 1807, Harriet Winter leaves her family's New Hampshire farm with her brother to settle in the Genesee Valley to avoid being pushed into marriage with her neighbor, Daniel Long.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC OST

O'Connor, Jim

Summary: Describes the construction and history of the Colosseum, the largest oval amphitheater in the center of Rome, Italy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, An Imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHE

Duncan, Dayton

Summary: "The epic story of the buffalo in America, from prehistoric times to today-a moving and beautifully illustrated work of natural history. The American buffalo-our nation's official mammal-is an improbable, shaggy beast that has found itself at the center of many of our most mythic and sometimes heartbreaking tales. The largest land animals in the Western Hemisphere, they are survivors of a mass...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.64 DUN

Nelson, Anne

Summary: The "Rote Kapelle," or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo's name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous odds to unveil the brutal secrets of their fascist employers and oppressors. For many members of the Red Orchestra, these audacious acts of courage resulted in their tragic and untimely end. This is a brilliant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.155 NEL

Wolf, Hubert.

Summary: A true, never-before-told story—discovered in a secret Vatican archive—of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent. In 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and feared for her life. What the subsequent investigation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 WOL

Lochery, Neill

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Summary: "When Nazis looked to flee Europe with stolen art, gems, and gold in tow, certain "neutral" countries were all too willing to assist them. By the end of January 1945, it was clear to Germany that the war was lost. The Third Reich was in freefall, and its leaders, apart from those clustered around Hitler in his Berlin bunker, sought to abscond before they were besieged. But they wanted to take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2023

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Freisenbruch, Annelise

Summary: Documents the stories of eight wives of Roman rulers, assessing their historical contributions and cultural influence and drawing parallels between modern first ladies and the lives of such ancient-world figures as Livia, Helena, and Julia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 937.06 FRE

George, Margaret

Summary: With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned. But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GEO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GEO

Kamm, Antony.

Contents: 1. The Origins of Rome 2. The Republic 3. Twelve Caesars 4. Religions and Mythology 5. Society and Daily Life 6. Art, Architecture, and Building 7. Latin Literature 8. The Roman Army 9. The Empire: Stability, Disintegration, Recovery, Fall Appendices Index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 937 KAM

Skinner, David

Summary: "In 1934, Webster's Second was the great gray eminence of American dictionaries, with 600,000 entries and numerous competitors but no rivals. It served as the all-knowing guide to the world of grammar and information, a kind of one-stop reference work. In 1961, Webster's Third came along and ignited an unprecedented controversy in America's newspapers, universities, and living rooms. The new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 423.09 SKI

Gehl, Laura

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text challenge the idea that boys and girls should each wear only certain colors or play with certain toys, and encourages them to be true to themselves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little bee Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GEH

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