Category: Ancient Lives Series

Who Was Marcus Aurelius?

Who Was Marcus Aurelius?

Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor brings Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE) to life for a new generation of readers. Founding member of the organization Modern Stoicism Donald Robertson answers your questions… READ MORE

Ep. 130 — Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

Ep. 130 — Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Philip Freeman about Julian: Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor. Julian: Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor is part of the Ancient Lives Series,… READ MORE

Rome’s Secret Disrupter

Rome’s Secret Disrupter

Peter Stothard — Marcus Licinius Crassus was in his early sixties in the summer of 54 BCE, fit but old for a Roman army commander, red-cloaked and almost ready to… READ MORE

The Legend of Cleopatra

The Legend of Cleopatra

Francine Prose — If we view Cleopatra through any lens except that of her appearance, her seductiveness, her sexual agency, and her relationships with two men, we see a brave… READ MORE

What If Julian the Apostate Had Lived?

What If Julian the Apostate Had Lived?

Philip Freeman— Sometimes when I’m teaching ancient history to my undergraduate students, I like to ask them how the world today would be different if some key event in the… READ MORE

The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

“The marble busts that now appear stark, blank stones were once painted in vivid colors that made them seem fully human. The Ancient Lives series is founded on the conviction that what… READ MORE

Demetrius, The First Celebrity Politician

Demetrius, The First Celebrity Politician

“We are very excited to add Ancient Lives to Yale’s successful series of interpretive biographies as a fresh way of telling history. Imagining ancient lives is a way to recapture not only the… READ MORE

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