Stilicho’s Son – Bibliography

Below you’ll find works that directly and indirectly influenced the creation of Stilicho’s Son. Some online resources are defunct. Of special interest are the Peter Brown and AHM Jones books which focus on the culture and institutions of the late Roman Empire.

Aubert, Jean-Jacques. Business Managers in Ancient Rome: A Social and Economic Study of Institores, 200 BC – AD 250. New York: E.J. Brill. 1994.

Augustine. Confessions. Robert Maynard Hutchins [ed.]. Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 18. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952.

Barrow, R.H. (trans.). Prefect and Emperor: The Relationes of Symmachus, A.D. 384. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1973.

Beard, Mary, John North, and Simon Price. Religions of Rome. Vol. I: A History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1998.

Birley, Anthony R. Septimius Severus: The African Emperor. Revised Edition. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1988.

Bradshaw, Paul F. (Ed). The Canons of Hippolytus. Carol Bebawi (English trans.). Alcuin/GROW Liturgical Study 2. Nottingham; Grove Books Ltd. 1987.

Bridenthal, Renate, Koonz, Claudia, and Stuard Susan, eds. Becoming Visible: Women in European History, 2nd Ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1987.

Brown, Peter. The Making of Late Antiquity. Harvard University Press. 1978.

Brown, Peter. Religion and Society in the Age of Saint Augustine. Evanston: Harper & Row, Publishers. 1972.

Burriss, Eli Edward. Taboo, Magic, Spirits: A Study of Primitive Elements in Roman Religion. New York: The MacMillan Company. 1931.

Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1987.

Bury, J.B. History of the Later Roman Empire: From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian. Vol 1. New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1958.

Cannadine, David and Simon Price. Rituals of Royalty: Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1987.

Coulston, J. C., ed. Military Equipment and the Identity of Roman Soldiers: Proceedings of the Fourth Roman Military Equipment Conference, Newcastle University 1986. Oxford: BAR International Series 394. 1988.

Cowell, F.R. Life in Ancient Rome. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Perigee Books. 1961.

Dixon, K.R. and Southern, P. The Late Roman Army. London. 1996.

Duff, J. Wight (English Trans.). Minor Latin Poets. Vol I and II. Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press. 1982.

Ducan-Jones, Richard. The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1974.

Elton, H.W. Warfare in Roman Europe: AD 350-425. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1996.

Finley, M.I. Politics in the Ancient World. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1984.

Fox, Robert Lane. Pagans and Christians. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1987.

Frend, W.H.C. The Rise of Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1984.

Gibbon, Edward. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Vols. I and II. Robert Maynard Hutchins [ed.]. Great Books of the Western World, Vols. 40 and 41. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1952.

Grant Michael. From Rome to Byzantium. New York: Routledge. 1998.

Hammond, Mason. The City in the Ancient World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1972.

Humphrey, John W., John P. Oleson, and Andrew N. Sherwood. Greek and Roman Technology, A Sourcebook: Annotated translations of Greek and Latin Texts and Documents. New York: Routledge. 1998.

Hydatius. The Chronicle and Consularia Constaninopolitana: Two Contemporary Accounts of the Final Years of the Roman Empire. R.W. Burgess (ed. and trans.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1993.

Jones, A.H.M. and J.R. Martindale and J. Morris. The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol I 260-395. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1971.

Juvenal. The Satires. Trans. Naill Rudd. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1991.

King, C.E., ed. Imperial Revenue, Expenditure and Monetary Policy in the Fourth Century A.D.: The Fifth Oxford Symposium on Coinage and Monetary History, Wolfson College 1979. Oxford: BAR International Series 76. 1980.

Lambert, Royston. Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. 1984.

Le Bohec, Yann. The Roman Imperial Army. New York: Hippocrene Books. B.T. Batsford Ltd., [trans.], 1994.

Levick, Barbara. The Government of the Roman Empire: A Sourcebook. London: Croom Helm. 1985.

Martial. Epigrams. Vols. I-III. Ed. and Trans. D.R. Shackleton Bailey. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1993.

Martindale, J.R. The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol II 395-527. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1980.

Maxey, Mima. Occupations of the Lower Classes in Roman Society as Seen in Justinian’s Digest. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1938.

Mumford, Lewis. The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1961.

Oost, Stewart Irvin. Galla Placidia Augusta: A Biographical Essay. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1968.

Pelagius. The Letters of Pelagius and His Followers. Rees, B.R [trans.]. New York: The Boydell Press. 1991.

Pelagius. Pelagius’s Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. De Bruyn, Theodore [trans.]. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1993.

Platner, Samuel Ball and Thomas Ashby. A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider. 1965.

Rees, B.R. Pelagius: A Reluctant Heretic. New Hampshire: The Boydell Press. 1988.

Robinson, H. Russell. The Armour of Imperial Rome. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1975.

Robinson, O.F. Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration. New York: Routledge. 1992.

Roebuck, Carl. The World of Ancient Times. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1966.

Russell, Jeffrey Burton. Satan: The Early Christian Tradition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1981.

Sallust. Jugurthine War and Conspiracy of Catiline. S.A. Handford (trans.). New York: Penguin Books. 1979.

Seyben, Emiel. Restless Youth in Rome. Patrick Daly (trans.). New York: Routledge. 1993.

Tillich, Paul. A History of Christian Thought: From It’s Judaic and Hellenistic Origens to Existentialism. Carl E. Braaten [ed.]. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1968.

Van Dam, Raymond. Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1993.

Veyne, Paul, ed. From Pagan Rome to Byzantium. Arthur Goldhammer [trans.]. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1994.

Warry, John. Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors, and Warfare in the Ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 1993.

Webster, Graham. The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries A.D. New York: Barnes and Noble Books. 1994.

Wiedemann, Thomas. Adults and Children in the Roman Empire. New York: Routledge. 1989.

Williams, Stephen and Friell, Gerard. Theodosius: The Empire at Bay. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1994.

Wright, Wilmer Cave (English trans.). The Works of the Emperor Julian. Vol I-III. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 1923.

Yourcenar, Marguerite. Memoirs of Hadrian. Trans. By Grace Flick in collaboration with Author. New York: The Noonday Press. 1963.

Zosimus. New History. Ronald T. Ridley (trans.). Canberra, Australia: Australian National University. 1984.


Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World. University of Kentucky. Many resources, especially costume slides.

The Plan de Rome. University of Caen. Traduction Leo Currain. Original creation by Paul Bigot.

The Ecole Initiative: Early Church Documents.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Kenneth W. Harl. “The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity.” The Great Course Plus, 2011,