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James Romm
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James Romm is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written two books on the ancient Greek world, The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought and Herodotus, and edited Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, part of the distinguished Landmark series of works by ancient Greek historians.

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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.95

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne a  high-stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of history on the grand scale.

At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as tutor to... Read more >
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $27.95

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The New York Times Book Review), a  high-stakes drama full of murder... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Ghost on the Throne
The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.00

When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual compromise, his two heirs—a mentally damaged half brother, Philip III, and an infant son, Alexander IV, born after his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Ghost on the Throne
The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire
Written by James Romm


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Landmark Arrian
The Campaigns of Alexander
Series edited by Robert B. Strassler
Edited by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $27.50

Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, widely considered the most authoritative history of the brilliant leader’s great conquests, is the latest addition to the acclaimed Landmark series.

After twelve years of hard-fought campaigns, Alexander the Great controlled a vast empire that was bordered by the Adriatic sea to the west and modern-day India... Read more >
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