The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

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Overview

The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome 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).
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"...thoughtful and well written....The book's great strength is its use of concrete historical, artistic, and literary examples to illustrate the complex ideas under discussion....A suitable companion for a beginning student." Religious Studies Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521384216
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of maps and illustrations; Notes; Part I. Ideology, History and Administration: 1. The idea of Rome (753–31 BC); 2. Rome's new kings (31 BC–AD 476); 3. Princeps and imperator; 4. Governing Rome; Part II. Society and Economy: 5. The life of the city; 6. Production and consumption; 7. The Roman family; PART III. The Roman Mind: 8. The Roman mind; 9. Roman literature; 10. Roman art and architecture; Epilogue: the ghosts of Rome; Appendices: I. Roman emperors; II. Roman and Greek writers; III. Cross-references with the text of Reading Latin; Index and glossary of Latin terms; General indexes: topographical index; Index of personal names; Index of passages.
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