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La collezione di antichità Pallavicini Rospigliosi
a cura di Daniela Candilio e Matilde De Angelis d'Ossat ; testi di Daniela Candilio, Matilde de Angelis d'Ossat, Maria Grazia Granino Cecere ed Emanuela Paribeni, con un' appendice di Antonella Prarisi
Roma : Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 2014
La collezione / Daniela Candilio -- Il catalogo / Daniela Candilio, Matilde De Angeles d'Ossat, Maria Grazia Granino Cecere, Emanuela Paribeni -- La ricerca d'archivio / Antonella Parisi.
Baker Berry Oversize DG11 .M6 v.71

Claretta : Mussolini's last lover
Bosworth, R. J. B., author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Introduction: Ghosts, diaries and a dictator's lover -- Sex and the coming dictator -- A dictator's distractions : his Muse and other bedfellows, 1922-36 -- And so...pause...to bed : Predatory Dictator meets Catholic Girl, 1932-7 -- Sex, love and jealousy : politics and the family, 1937-40 -- Warring in public and private life, 1941-3 -- The winter of a patriarch and his Ducessa -- Death in the afternoon -- Conclusion: A diarist's tale.

"Few deaths are as gruesome and infamous as those of Benito Mussolini, Italy's fascist dictator, and Claretta (or Clara) Petacci, his much-younger lover. Shot dead by Italian partisans after attempting to flee the country in 1945, the couple's bodies were then hanged upside down in Milan's main square in ignominious public display. This provocative book is the first to mine Clara's extensive diaries, family correspondence, and other sources to discover how the last in Mussolini's long line of lovers became his intimate and how she came to her violent fate at his side. R.J.B. Bosworth explores the social climbing of Claretta's family, her naive and self-interested commitment to fascism, her diary's graphically detailed accounts of sexual life with Mussolini, and much more. Brimful of new and arresting information, the book sheds intimate light not only on an ordinary-extraordinary woman living at the heart of Italy's totalitarian fascist state but also on Mussolini himself"--
Baker Berry DG575.P455 B78 2017

Official power and local elites in the Roman provinces
edited by Rada Varga and Viorica Rusu-Bolindet
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Local elites in west Roman Greece : the evidence from Thesprotia and Preveza (Ourania Palli, Georgios Riginos, Vasiliki Lamprou) -- Collective mentality and praótēs : ruling classes in the eastern provinces in literature, linguistics and epigraphy : a "vademecum" for the politician (Francesca Zaccaro) -- Roman state structures and the provincial elite in republican Iberia (Benedict Lowe) -- Routes of resistance to integration : Alpine reactions to Roman power (Hannah Cornwell) -- The futility of revolt : Pausanias on local myths of freedom and rebellion (Lydia Langerwerf) -- Palmyrene elites : aspects of self-representation and integration in Hadrian's age (Stefano Magnani, Paola Mior) -- Provincial landmarks of the official power : the Praetorium Consularis of Apulum (Rada Varga, Viorica Rusu-Bolindet) -- Power at the periphery : military authority in transition in late Roman Britain (Rob Collins) -- Administering the empire : the unmaking of an equestrian elite in the 4th century CE (Mariana Bodnaruk) -- Kinship, conflict and unity among Roman elites in post-Roman Gaul : the contrasting experiences of Caesarius and Avitus (Leslie Dodd).

"Presenting a new and revealing overview of the ruling classes of the Roman Empire, this volume explores aspects of the relations between the official state structures of Rome and local provincial elites. The central objective of the volume is to present as complex a picture as possible of the provincial leaderships and their many and varied responses to the official state structures. The perspectives from which issues are approached by the contributors are as multiple as the realities of the Roman world: from historical and epigraphic studies to research of philological and linguistic interpretations, and from architectural analyses to direct interpretations of the material culture. While some local potentates took pride in their relationship with Rome and their use of Latin, exhibiting their allegiances publically as well as privately, others preferred to keep this display solely for public manifestation. These complex and complementary pieces of research provide an in-depth image of the power mechanisms within the Roman state. The chronological span of the volume is from Rome's Republican conquest of Greece to the changing world of the 4th and 5th centuries AD, when a new ecclesiastical elite began to emerge"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DG87 .O34 2017

Das Imperium in Wort und Bild : Römische Darstellungsformen beherrschter Gebiete in Inschriftenmonumenten, Münzprägungen und Literatur
Vitale, Marco (Classicist), author
Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, [2017]
Baker Berry DG77 .V58 2017

Verhandeln und entscheiden : politische Kultur im Senat der frühen Kaiserzeit
Blochmann, Simone, author
Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, [2017]
Einleitung -- Methodische Überlegungen zur Untersuchung des kaiserzeitlichen Senats -- Bedingungen senatorisher Kommunikation : Der kaiserzeitliche Senat und seine Aufgabenbereiche -- Kontinuitäten und Diskontinuitäten : Das kaiserzeitliche Senatsverfahren -- Fazit.
Baker Berry DG254 .B56 2017

Popular culture in the ancient world
edited by Lucy Grig, University of Edinburgh
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction: approaching popular culture in the ancient world / Lucy Grig -- Part I. Classical Greece -- The popular culture of the Athenian institutions: "authorized" popular culture and "unauthorized" elite culture in classical Athens / Mirko Canevaro -- Humouring the masses: the theatre audience and highs and lows of Aristophanic comedy / James Robson -- Part II. Rome -- Popular public opinion in a nutshell: nicknames and non-elite political culture in the late republic / Cristina Rosillo-Lopez -- Plebeian culture in the city of Rome, from the late republic to the early empire / Cyril Courrier -- Pollio's paradox: popular invective and the transition to empire / Tom Hawkins -- The music of power and the power of music: studying popular auditory culture in ancient Rome / Alexandre Vincent -- Part III. The Roman Empire: Greece, Rome and beyond -- The intellectual life of the Roman non-elite / Jerry Toner -- Divination and popular culture / Victoria Jennings -- Children's cultures in Roman Egypt / April Pudsey -- Part IV. Late antiquity -- Interpreting the Kalends of January in late antiquity: a case study for late antique popular culture? / Lucy Grig -- Popular Christianity and lived religion in late antique Rome: seeing magic in the catacombs / Nicola Denzey Lewis -- Popular theology in late antiquity / Jaclyn Maxwell -- Communication and plebeian sociability in late antiquity: the view from North Africa in the age of Augustine / Julio Cesar Magalhaes de Oliveira.
Baker Berry DG78 .P67 2017

A life of resistance : Ada Prospero Marchesini Gobetti (1902-1968)
Alano, Jomarie, author
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2016
Chronology -- Early years (1902-1918) -- New life (1918-1920) -- The path of resistance (1920-1926) -- Resisting alone (1926-1939) -- Antifascism for children (1939-1940) -- War (1940-1943) -- The Resistenza (1943-1945) -- Postwar politics (1945-1947) -- Women's rights, human rights (1947-1961) -- Educating resisters (1947-1968) -- Conclusion: The legacy of resistance -- Glossary.

"By the time Turin was liberated in April 1945, writer, translator, teacher, and women's rights activist Ada Gobetti had been fighting fascism for almost twenty-five years. This biography, the first in English or Italian, frames her wartime activism in the Resistenza as a chapter in a lifetime of resistance. Ada Gobetti participated in the underground Giustizia e Libertà movement, and helped to found the Partito d'Azione, a political party whose members asked her to represent them as vice mayor of Turin after the war. For Ada Gobetti, the Resistenza also brought an awareness of the specific talents, needs, and rights of Italian women. This led her to organize other Italian women against German occupiers and Fascist oppressors, found an underground women's newspaper, and solidify her views regarding women as a political force. After 1945, resistance meant espousing a set of ideals exemplified by the best that came out of the Resistenza, ideals of grassroots democracy, women's rights, and democratic education for which Ada Gobetti would fight for the rest of her life"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DG575.G59 A77 2016

Lorenzo de' Medici : una vita da Magnifico
Busi, Giulio, author
Milano : Mondadori, ottobre 2016
"Lorenzo de' Medici, detto il Magnifico (1449-92), è uno dei personaggi più rappresentativi della storia italiana. Nessun intellettuale, infatti, ebbe nelle proprie mani altrettanto potere e nessun uomo di governo fu così consapevole della propria cultura. Buon politico e mediocre banchiere, ottimo poeta e scadente stratega, Lorenzo diede prova in più occasioni di coraggio fisico e destrezza, ma ebbe anche un raffinato gusto per l'arte, e fu padrone di Firenze senza mai mostrarlo apertamente. Ricco, elegante, colto, sciupafemmine e ambiguo, capace di slanci generosi e, se necessario, di una buona dose di crudeltà, egli impersona pregi e difetti di un'età irripetibile, oltre che il culmine dell'epopea dei Medici, la famiglia che più di ogni altra ha promosso lo splendore del Rinascimento. Con lo sguardo complice e il passo sicuro di chi conosce a fondo epoca e luoghi, Giulio Busi segue Lorenzo nella sfera privata, negli amori e nelle amicizie, e lo accompagna nella sua ascesa alla ribalta della politica italiana e internazionale: la Firenze di Leonardo e del giovane Michelangelo, la Milano opulenta degli Sforza, la Roma degli intrighi pontifici, la Napoli florida di Ferrante d'Aragona, la Venezia dei traffici e dei sospetti. Attorno a Lorenzo, intanto, si muove la scena concitata del Quattrocento italiano. Tutti lo ammirano, alcuni lo odiano, qualcuno cerca di ucciderlo. Nel duomo di Firenze, nell'aprile 1478, i pugnali dei congiurati massacrano suo fratello Giuliano. Lui sfugge d'un soffio alla morte, e subito si abbandona a una vendetta implacabile. Uscirà dalla tormenta più forte, più solo, più Magnifico che mai"--
Baker Berry DG737.9 .B83 2016

Rome and Judaea : international law relations, 162-100 BCE
Zollschan, Linda, 1949- author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
The Jewish embassy to Rome in the ancient sources -- New evidence: the Roman-Jewish friendship tablet -- Prior diplomatic contact between the Romans and the Jews -- Judas Maccabaeus: from guerilla leader to diplomat -- Jewish ambassadors go to Rome -- Roman international friendship -- The treaty hypothesis revisited -- The outcome of the embassy -- From Jonathan to John Hyrcanus I.

"Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea's first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly discovered piece of evidence that challenges the theory Rome ratified an official treaty with Judaea. Incorporating interdisciplinary research and this new textual evidence, the book argues that Roman-Jewish relations during the Maccabean revolt were motivated by the Roman concept of diplomatic friendship, or amicitia."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DG215.P35 Z65 2017

The age of Caesar : five Roman lives
Plutarch, author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Plutarch: five Roman lives -- Pompey -- Caesar -- Cicero -- Brutus -- Antony -- Appendix: the Roman Constitution / by J. E. Lendon.

"An outstanding new edition of Plutarch, the inventor of biography, focused on five lives that remade the Roman world. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names still resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, they haunt us with questions of character and authority: how to safeguard a republic from the flaws of its leaders. Plutarch's rich, vivid profiles show character shaping history through grand scale events and intimate details. The creator and master of the biographical form, Plutarch brilliantly locates character in small gestures such as the selfless Brutus's punctilious use of money, or Caesar's embrace of the plainspoken discourse of the soldier rather than the eloquence of Cicero. This is a true reader's edition of Plutarch. The translation lends a straightforward clarity to Plutarch's prose, and the notes helpfully identify people, places, and events named in the text. The substantial introduction and foreword explore both Plutarch himself as a historical figure and the basic history of the republic's fall."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DG260.A1 P53 2017

The economy of Pompeii
edited by Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Baker Berry DG70.P7 E26 2017

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