When You Can't Stop Thinking About the Roman Empire

Statistically, 95% of librarians only think about the Roman Empire when asked a reference question about it.

Updated September 27, 2023
Drag items up and down to your preferred order then select the "Save Order" button.
Daughter of Rome
Afshar, Tessa
Paper Book
A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history.When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God's plan to transform them into the most...
Ancient Rome
James, Simon
Paper Book
Step into the world of Ancient Rome and explore the rise and fall of a fascinating ancient civilization like never before! Become an eyewitness to the wonders of one of history's greatest civilizations, from its vast empire to gladiator fights, this picture-led guide will take...
Tiger, tiger
Banks, Lynne Reid
Paper Book
Two tiger cub brothers are seized from their jungle home and taken to Rome. The larger, stronger cub is trained as a fierce killer of gladiators and Christians at the Colosseum. The younger, smaller cub becomes a special gift from the emperor Caesar to his beautiful daughter, Aurelia. This cub's...
The story of the world, history for the classical child. history for the classical child / Volume I. Ancient times, from the earliest Nomads to the last Roman emperor
Bauer, Susan Wise.
Paper Book
What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark,...
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome
Beard, Mary
Paper Book
Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to...
The empire of dreams
Carson, Rae
Paper Book
"Action, adventure, betrayal, and poison add up to a winner." --Booklist New York Times-bestselling author Rae Carson makes a triumphant return to the world of her award-winning Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy in this extraordinary stand-alone novel. Fans of Leigh Bardugo...
Medicus : a novel of the Roman Empire
Downie, Ruth
Paper Book
Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on his luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. His arrival in Deva (more commonly known as Chester, England) does little to improve his mood, and after a straight...
Terra incognita : a novel of the Roman Empire
Downie, Ruth
Paper Book
Army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso strikes out for the uncivilized borders of Roman Britain in this highly anticipated sequel to Ruth Downie's New York Times bestselling debut. It is spring in the year 118, and Gaius Petreius Ruso has been stationed in the Roman-occupied...
Vita brevis : a crime novel of the Roman Empire
Downie, Ruth
Paper Book
Ruso and Tilla's excitement at arriving in Rome with their new baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too many doctors--some skilled, but others positively...
The rise of Rome : the making of the world's greatest empire
Everitt, Anthony.
Paper Book
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian...
The confessions of young Nero
George, Margaret
Paper Book
The New York Times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history. Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's...
Lavinia
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Paper Book
In a richly imagined, beautiful new novel, an acclaimed writer gives an epic heroine her voice InThe Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin...
Rome : a cultural, visual, and personal history
Hughes, Robert
Paper Book
From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome--as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization, two subjects about which Hughes has spent his life writing and...
Ancient Rome
James, Simon
Paper Book
Step into the world of Ancient Rome and explore the rise and fall of a fascinating ancient civilization like never before! Become an eyewitness to the wonders of one of history's greatest civilizations, from its vast empire to gladiator fights, this picture-led guide will take...
Mark of the thief
Nielsen, Jennifer A.
Paper Book
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for...

Library staff! You can create and contribute to lists. Contact your catalog administrator or log in here.