Why We're All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World

Why We're All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World

by Carl J. Richard
     
 

This lively account of Roman administration, law, engineering, architecture, art, and literature traces 1,200 years of history from Rome's inception to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that although we Westerners are "all Greeks" in politics, science, philosophy, and literature and "all Hebrews" in morality and

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This lively account of Roman administration, law, engineering, architecture, art, and literature traces 1,200 years of history from Rome's inception to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that although we Westerners are "all Greeks" in politics, science, philosophy, and literature and "all Hebrews" in morality and spirituality, it was the Romans who made us Greeks and Hebrews. This engaging yet deeply informed work not only examines Roman history and the multitude of Roman achievements in rich and colorful detail but also delineates their crucial and lasting impact on Western civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742567788
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Roman History in Brief
Chapter 2: Administration and Law
Chapter 3: Engineering and Architecture
Chapter 4: Epic and Lyric Poetry
Chapter 5: Speeches, Letters, and Agricultural Manuals
Chapter 6: Philosophy
Chapter 7: Historical Writing
Chapter 8: Comedy and Satire
Chapter 9: Greek and Jewish Contributions in the Roman Era
Chapter 10: The Rise and Romanization of Christianity
Epilogue
Suggestions for Further Reading

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