The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Rome

The British Museum Concise Introduction to Ancient Rome

by Nancy H Ramage, Andrew Ramage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472032453

ISBN-13: 9780472032457

Pub. Date: 08/21/2008

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

This amply illustrated book offers a concise, lively, and authoritative overview of the history of ancient Rome, from  its earliest foundations to its legacy in the modern Western world. Information is provided accessibly with feature sidebars and easy-to-use reference pages at the end. Each chapter has its own substantial annotated bibliography in addition to

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This amply illustrated book offers a concise, lively, and authoritative overview of the history of ancient Rome, from  its earliest foundations to its legacy in the modern Western world. Information is provided accessibly with feature sidebars and easy-to-use reference pages at the end. Each chapter has its own substantial annotated bibliography in addition to a comprehensive general list of recommended printed and web resources, and further reference tools include a list of international museum collections, chronologies and a general index. This book will appeal to a wide range of general readers, museum visitors, undergraduate students and life-long learners.

Contents:
Introduction: Who were the Romans?
1 Roman government and citizenship
2 The army
3 Infrastructure (economic and physical)
4 Coinage and commerce
5 Spectacle and entertainment
6 Religions, near and far
7 The household (domestic life)
8 Death and the afterlife
Conclusion: The legacy of Rome (the concept of empire)
Annotated chapter bibliographies and a general bibliography including both printed and web resources Annotated list of important museum collections

Published by The British Museum Press

Nancy H. Ramage is Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts in the Department of Art History at Ithaca College, and Andrew Ramage is a professor in the Department of the History of Art at Cornell University. Both received their doctorates from Harvard University and have since written several books including (together) Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine. Andrew Ramage is also the co-author with Paul Craddock of King Croesus' Gold: Excavations at Sardis and the History of Gold Refining.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472032457
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
08/21/2008
Series:
Concise Introduction Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 City and citizenship 18

2 The army at home and abroad 38

3 Industry, agriculture and communications 52

4 Coinage and commerce 68

5 Spectacle and entertainment 82

6 Religions, near and far 98

7 The household 118

8 Health, death and the afterlife 134

9 Sources and evidence 150

10 The legacy of ancient Rome 170

Notes 176

Bibliography 180

Illustration references 183

Select list of rulers 184

Gods and heroes 186

Major Roman collections 186

Index 188

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