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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).
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.