The Romans: An Introduction

The Romans: An Introduction

by Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138776678
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/21/2014
Series: Peoples of the Ancient World Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

1. The Founding of Rome.

2. The Republic

3. The Caesars

4. Gods and Goddesses

5. Daily Life, Work and Entertainment

6. Art, Architecture and Building

7. Roman Literature

8. The Roman Army

9. End of an Empire

Appendix I: The Roman


Appendix II: Roman Numerals

Appendix III: Key dates in the History of Rome

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