The Romans: An Introduction / Edition 2

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This book provides a general, concise introduction to all aspects of Roman culture. Major developments in literature, art and architecture are dealt with and there are sections on the Caesars, the army, imperialism & religion. With photographs & maps, this book provides

and excellent introduction to ancient Rome.

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"For students of Roman civilization, the third edition of Antony Kamm's Romans provides a concise introduction to the history, culture, and society of Ancient Rome. This latest edition does a fine job of capturing the current state of scholarship, especially as it relates to early Rome. Overall, the author is able to weave literary and material evidence with critical scholarship to present Roman history and society as it was and as the Romans themselves conceived of it. The author's casual style and the multiple comparisons with American history will make the material more accessible to undergraduates studying Rome for the first time. The expanded treatment of Roman women along with the new material on Christianity, Judaism, and late Antiquity will give the third edition even wider appeal."-Joseph A. DiLuzio, Baylor University, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415458245
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Series: Peoples of the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Antony Kamm read Classics and English at Oxford University. He was Lecturer in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling 1988–95. His publications include the Collins Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (1993), The Israelites: An Introduction (1999), The Last Frontier: The Roman Invasions of Scotland (2004) and Julius Caesar: A Life (2006).

Abigail Graham is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Warwick. She specializes in the epigraphy and monumentality of the ancient world and conducts a biennial postgraduate course in epigraphy for the British School at Rome. She has published The Roman Empire: A Brief History (2008).

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of maps and tables
1 The Founding of Rome 1
2 The Republic 13
3 The Caesars 40
4 Gods, Goddesses, and Mysteries 76
5 Daily Life, Work, and Entertainment 102
6 Art, Architecture, and Building 128
7 Latin Literature 144
8 The Roman Army 171
9 End of an Empire 181
App. 1 The Roman calendar 202
App. 2 Roman numerals 204
App. 3 Dates in the history of Rome 205
Reading list 208
Index 212
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