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Levick, Barbara

Works: 42 works in 384 publications in 3 languages and 11,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: DG284, B
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Most widely held works by Barbara Levick
The government of the Roman Empire : a sourcebook by Barbara Levick( )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. It concentrates on the administration of the empire using evidence from historians
Women in antiquity : new assessments by Richard Hawley( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of gender in classical antiquity has undergone rapid and wide-ranging development in the past. The contributors reassess the role of women in diverse contexts and areas, such as archaic and classical Greek literature and cult, Roman imperial politics, ancient medicine and early Christianity. Some offer detailed interpretations of topics which have been widely discussed since the 1960s whilst others highlight recent areas of research. This study reflects and expands on existing scholarly debates on the status and representation of women in the ancient world, focusing on methodology, and suggesting areas for future research and improvement
Claudius by Barbara Levick( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In the first book on Claudius written in English in over fifty years, Barbara Levick provides a major reassessment of the man and his reign. Drawing on recent research, Levick offers a provocative reconsideration of Claudius's political objectives and activities within the constitutional, political, social, and economic development of Rome. A history of political and domestic intrigue as well as an investigation into the limits of a Roman emperor's power, her book will be essential reading for historians of the Roman Empire
Vespasian by Barbara Levick( )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text outlines how the plebeian and uncharismatic Roman Emperor Vespasian gained the necessary military experience and political skills to stage his successful bid for empire in AD 69 and go on to consolidate his supremacy and that of his dynasty in the decade that followed
Tiberius the politician by Barbara Levick( Book )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiberius has always been one of the most enigmatic of the Roman emperors and Barbara Levick offers a comprehensive and engaging portrait of his life. This new edition contains a new preface and a revised bibliography
Roman colonies in southern Asia Minor by Barbara Levick( Book )

17 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Domna, Syrian Empress by Barbara Levick( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Domna's influence on her age, unlike that of most women of ancient Rome, has not been underestimated. Throughout history she has been regarded as one of the most important figures to operate behind the imperial throne. In fact, as the Emperor Septimius Severus' prized and respected wife and the loyal mother of Caracalla, who joined them and their armies in their travels, she was on hand for all the Emperors' decisions and a figure visible throughout the Empire." "Yet her fame has come at a price. As part of a dynasty which used force and violence to preserve its rule, she was distrusted by its subjects; as a Syrian, she was the object of prejudice; as a woman with power, she was resented. Such judgements have been persistent: some modern historians blame Julia and her dynasty for the century of crisis that followed their rule, for the corruption of the Empire, civil war, oriental despotism, and exotic novelties in the imperial cult." "On the other hand, Domna was the centre of a literary circle considered highly significant by nineteenth-century admirers. This book contains an overdue reassessment of these assumptions. This book covers Julia's life, and charts her travels from Aswan to York during a period of profound upheaval, seeking the truth about this woman who inspired such extreme and contrasting views, exposing the instability of our sources about her, and characterizing a sympathetic, courageous, intelligent, and important woman."--Jacket
Faustina I and II : imperial women of the golden age by Barbara Levick( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elder Faustina (c. 97 - 140 AD) was the wife of Antonius Pius and the aunt of Marcus Aurelius, and her more prominent daughter, Faustina II (130 - 175), the wife of Marcus Aurelius and the mother of Commodus. Bearing the same name, and both the wives of rulers, these women shed valuable light on the role of imperial women in in what is often considered the golden age of the Roman Empire. Barbara Levick's 'Faustina I and II' highlights the importance of these women to the internal politics of the Empire during this period and shows how they are links in a chain of elite Roman women for whom varying levels of recognition and even power were available. The Faustinae, as they are jointly called, come between the discreet Matidiae, the discreetly manipulative Plotina (Trajan's women), the philosophical Sabina (Hadrian's wife) and in the Severan dynasty Julia Domna, who has had a very high profile. In assessing their place in this chain, Levick will examine especially Faustina II's deep involvement in palace politics, her enhancement of her mother's position, and her possible role in the revolt of Avidius Cassius (175). This book will also bring together and display the material evidence for their lives and legacies. There is an abundance of inscriptions and coins that provide firm evidence for their public status in Rome, Italy, and various parts of the Empire. Portraiture is also examined, in particular to see how much Faustina I and II were identified by artists, and how close a precedent Faustina II was for Domna, as their titulature suggests she was. Overall, this learned study carefully balances the evidence to explain how these women were at once continuators of a dynasty and emblems of the ideals of Roman marriage, and yet also the target of rumors of infidelity and treason, with reputations that are often in stark contrast to those of their husbands
Augustus : image and substance by Barbara Levick( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout a long and speetaculary successful political life. the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin. Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues. less difference than might appear between the ambitious youth who overthrew Anthony and Cleopatra and the admired Emperor of later years. However seemingly benevolent his autocracy and substantial his achievements, Augustus' overriding purpose was always to keep himself and his dynasty in power. Similar techniques were practised against surviving and fresh opponents, but with increasing skill and duplicity. and in the end the exhausted members of thepolitical classes were content to accept their new ruler. This book charts the stages of Augustus' rise, the evolution of his power and his methods of sustaining it, and finally the ways in which he used artists and literary men to glorify his image for his own time and times to come
The Ancient historian and his materials : essays in honour of C.E. Stevens on his seventieth birthday( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments of the Roman historians( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title is a definitive and comprehensive edition of the fragmentary texts of all the Roman historians whose works are lost. Historical writing was an important part of the literary culture of ancient Rome, and its best-known exponents, including Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, and Suetonius, provide much of our knowledge of Roman history. However, these authors constitute only a small minority of the Romans who wrote historical works from around 200 BC to AD 250. In this period we know of more than 100 writers of history, biography, and memoirs whose works no longer survive for us to read. They include well-known figures such as Cato the Elder, Sulla, Cicero, and the emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Claudius, Hadrian, and Septimius Severus"--Page 4 of cover
Catiline by Barbara Levick( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Guy Fawkes in early 17th-century Britain, L. Sergius Catilina was a threat to the constitution imposed on Rome by Sulla in the mid-1st century BC. His aim at first was to reach the consulship, the summit of power at Rome, by conventional means, but he lacked the money and support to win his way to the top, unlike two contemporaries of greater means and talent: the orator Cicero and the military man Pompey the Great. Defeated for the third time, Catiline took to revolution with a substantial following: destitute farmers, impoverished landowners, discontented Italians and debtors of all
Vita vigilia est : essays in honour of Barbara Levick by Vita Vigilia Est( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high tide of empire : emperors and empire AD 14-117( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumenta Asiae Minoris antiqua by C. W. M Cox( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments from the Upper Tembris Valley, Cotiaeum, Cadi, Synaus, Ancyra, and Tiberiopolis by C. W. M Cox( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments from the Aezanitis by C. W. M Cox( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude by Barbara Levick( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year of the four emperors by Kenneth Wellesley( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace. This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties
Augustus : image and reality by Barbara Levick( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The government of the Roman Empire : a sourcebook
Women in antiquity : new assessmentsClaudiusVespasianTiberius the politicianJulia Domna, Syrian EmpressAugustus : image and substanceThe high tide of empire : emperors and empire AD 14-117Monumenta Asiae Minoris antiqua
Alternative Names
Barbara Levick britische Althistorikerin

Barbara Levick British historian

Barbara Levick Brits historica

Barbara Levick historiadora británica

Levick, B.

Levick, B. 1931-

Levick, B. 1932-

Levick, B. (Barbara)

Levick, B. (Barbara), 1931-

Levick, Barbara 1931-

Levick, Barbara (Barbara Mary), 1931-

Levick, Barbara M.

Levick, Barbara M. 1931-

Levick, Barbara M. 1932-

Levick, Barbara Mary

Levick, Barbara Mary 1931-

Levick, Barbara Mary 1932-

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