Oxford History of the Roman World

Oxford History of the Roman World

by John Boardman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192802038

ISBN-13: 9780192802033

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence

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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity.
Packed with fascinating detail and written by acknowledged experts in Roman history, the book expertly interweaves chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers. Reinforcing the book's historical framework are maps, diagrams, a useful chronology, and a full bibliography.
Taken as a whole, this rich work offers an indispensable resource on the history of one of the world's greatest empires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802033
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
609,357
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Introduction1
1Early Rome and Italy13
2The Expansion of Rome50
3The First Roman Literature74
4Cicero and Rome90
5The Poets of the Late Republic121
6The Founding of the Empire146
7The Arts of Government180
8Augustan Poetry and Society215
9Virgil245
10Roman Historians268
11The Arts of Prose: The Early Empire288
12Silver Latin Poetry and the Latin Novel317
13Later Philosophy340
14The Arts of Living362
15Roman Life and Society388
16Roman Art and Architecture413
17Envoi: On Taking Leave of Antiquity449
Tables of Events479
Index507

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