General bibliography

Bike from the Ducati Museum (Bologna)

This bibliography is organized by topic, for general reference, and because many of the books listed in each section can be used for different papers.



  • Fantham, Elaine. Roman literary culture: from Cicero to Apuleius. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
  • Scarre, Christopher. Chronicle of the Roman emperors: the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome. London; New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995.
  • Braund, David C. Augustus to Nero: a sourcebook on Roman history, 31 BC-AD 68. Totowa: Barnes and Noble, 1985.
  • Barrett, Anthony. Agrippina: sex, power, and politics in the early Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.
  • Sinclair, Patrick. Tacitus the sententious historian: a sociology of rhetoric in Annales 1-6. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.
  • Reflections of Nero: culture, history, and representation. Edited by JaŸs Elsner and Jamie Masters. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.
  • Luce, T. James and A.J. Woodman, eds. Tacitus and the Tacitean tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis. The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Trans. W.R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973.


Women and family in the classical world

  • Rawson, Beryl, ed. The Family in ancient Rome: new perspectives. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986.
  • Bradley, K. R. Discovering the Roman family: studies in Roman social history. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Dixon, Suzanne. The Roman family. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  • Hallett, Judith P. Fathers and daughters in Roman society: women and the elite family. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
  • Cantarella, Eva. Pandora's daughters: the role and status of women in Greek and Roman antiquity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
  • Lekowitz, Mary R. Women's life in Greece and Rome. Compiled by Mary R. Lefkowitz and Maureen B. Fant. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
  • Dixon, Suzanne. The Roman mother. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1987.
  • Fantham, Elaine et al. Women in the classical world: image and text. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.


Religion and state during antiquity

  • Wardman, Alan. Religion and statecraft among the Romans. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
  • MacMullen, Ramsay. Paganism in the Roman Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.
  • Lee, A. D. Pagans and Christians in late antiquity: a sourcebook. London; New York: Routledge, 2000.
  • Segal, Alan F. Rebecca's children: Judaism and Christianity in the Roman world. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.
  • Sordi, Marta. The Christians and the Roman Empire. Transl. by Annabel Bedini. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986.
  • Lane Fox, Robin. Pagans and Christians. New York: Knopf, 1987.
  • Benko, Stephen. Pagan Rome and the early Christians. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.
  • Helleman, Wendy E., ed. Christianity and the classics: the acceptance of a heritage. Lanham: University Press of America, 1990.


The influence of Roman civilization on Western culture and society

  • Richard, Carl J. The founders and the classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1994.
  • Knox, Bernard. Backing into the future: the Classical tradition and its renewal. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
  • Acta Congressus Madvigiani: Hafniae MDMLIV (Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Classical Studies). Copenhagen: E. Munksgaard, 1957-1958.
  • Cantor, Norman. The Medieval Reader. HarperCollins, 1995.
  • Helleman, Wendy E., ed. Christianity and the classics: the acceptance of a heritage. Lanham: University Press of America, 1990.
  • Taylor, Henry O. The classical heritage of the Middle Ages. New York: F. Ungar, 1957.
  • Wyke, Maria. Projecting the past: ancient Rome, cinema, and history. New York: Routledge, 1997.


Roman civilization and Italian fascism

  • Bosworth, R.J.B. and Patrizia Dogli. Italian fascism: history, memory, and representation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.
  • Berezin, Mabel. Making the fascist self: the political culture of interwar Italy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.
  • Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta. Fascist spectacle: the aesthetics of power in Mussolini's Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
  • Hay, James. Popular film culture in Fascist Italy: the passing of the Rex. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.


The Italian Renaissance

  • Brand, Peter and Lino Pertile. The Cambridge history of Italian literature. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Conaway Bondanella, Julia and Mark Musa, eds. The Italian Renaissance reader. New York: New American Library, 1987.
  • Hay, Denys. The Italian Renaissance in its historical background. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
  • Migiel, Marilyn and Juliana Schiesari, eds. Refiguring woman: perspectives on gender and the Italian Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.
  • Toscano, Antonio, ed. Interpreting the Italian Renaissance: literary perspectives. New York: Forum Italicum, 1991.


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