The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

by Peter V. Jones, Keith C. Sidwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521384214

ISBN-13: 9780521384216

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. It covers all aspects of the city - its rise to power, what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations…  See more details below

Overview

The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. It covers all aspects of the city - its rise to power, what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome. The book is particularly designed to serve as a background to Reading Latin (CUP 1986).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521384216
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
List of maps and illustrations
Notes
1The idea of Rome (753-31 BC)1
2Rome's new kings (31 BC-AD 476)49
3Princeps and imperator83
4Governing Rome112
5The life of the city140
6Production and consumption181
7The Roman family208
8The Roman mind235
9Roman literature262
10Roman art and architecture287
Epilogue: The ghosts of Rome317
Appendix 1Roman emperors328
Appendix 2Latin and Greek writers331
Appendix 3Cross-references with the text of Reading Latin347
Acknowledgements for illustrations353
Index and glossary of Latin terms358
General index366
Topographical index382
Index of personal names387
Index of passages395

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