A Brief History of the Romans

A Brief History of the Romans
Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063250016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Romans Book Review:

"This shorter version lucidly unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution through monarchy, republic, and then an empire that, at its height, streteched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Concise narrative integrates the politcal, military, social, and cultural landmarks of over 1,500 years -- from the early struggles against the Etruscans, Samnites, and Gauls to the sack of Rome by Alaric and his Visigoths"--

A Brief History of the Romans

A Brief History of the Romans
Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Noel Emmanuel Lenski,Noel Lenski,Richard J. A. Talbert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780199987559
ISBN 13: 0199987556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Romans Book Review:

Revised edition of: A brief history of ancient Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

A Brief History of the Romans

A Brief History of the Romans
Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780195187151
ISBN 13: 0195187156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Romans Book Review:

How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the mightiest imperial powers the world has ever known? This question is the focus of A Brief History of the Romans, an abbreviated version of the highly acclaimed The Romans: From Village to Empire by Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert. This shorter version lucidly unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution through monarchy, republic, and then an empire that, at its height, stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Concise narrative integrates the political, military, social, and cultural landmarks of over 1,500 years--from the early struggles against Etruscans, Samnites, and Gauls to the sack of Rome by Alaric and his Visigoths. The book gives readers a basic yet engaging introduction to Roman history and society. It is an ideal text for courses on Ancient civilization, Roman civilization, or Roman history. FEATURES * Fourteen boxes featuring excerpts from writings by Romans themselves * Extensive variety of photos and illustrations, all with detailed captions; twenty-four custom-drawn maps of the city of Rome, Italy, the Mediterranean, and the wider Roman world * Narrative enlivened by such fascinating individuals as Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Trajan, Shapur, and Constantine * Selective, up-to-date recommendations for further reading; timeline of key events; glossary of Latin terms

A Brief History of the Romans

A Brief History of the Romans
Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Noel Emmanuel Lenski,Richard J. A. Talbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1246787405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Romans and Their World

The Romans and Their World
Author: Brian Campbell
Publsiher: Yale.ORIM
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 0300220278
ISBN 13: 9780300220278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romans and Their World Book Review:

A concise and accessible account of one of the largest, longest-lasting, and most influential empires in world history, ancient Rome. This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell, respected scholar and teacher, presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources and covering topics of interest to readers with little prior background in Roman history as well as those already familiar with the great civilization. Campbell explores several themes, including the fall of the republic, the impact of colorful and diverse emperors on imperial politics, the administrative structure of empire, and the Roman army and how warfare affected the Roman world. He also surveys cultural and social life, including religion and the rise of Christianity. Generously enhanced with maps and illustrations, this book is a rich and inspiring account of a mighty civilization and the citizens who made it so. “A lucid survey of Roman history.” —Adam Kirsch, New Yorker “One of the great joys of Campbell’s unfailingly readable account is the readiness with which it returns to the Roman record, drawing on ancient sources to give a lively and immediate feel for Roman life and culture.” —Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman “[Campbell] masterfully discusses military affairs (as expected from this scholar) . . . Excellent translations of ancient sources enliven the text. . . . Rare will be the scholar who also does not learn from Campbell.” —P.B. Harvey Jr., Choice

In Bed with the Romans

In Bed with the Romans
Author: Paul Chrystal
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 1445643529
ISBN 13: 9781445643526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Bed with the Romans Book Review:

An entertaining and intriguing account of sex in Rome and the exploits of some of Rome’s celebrated exponents of sexual permissiveness and perversion

The Romans

The Romans
Author: Antony Kamm
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0415120403
ISBN 13: 9780415120401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romans Book Review:

The Romans: an introduction 2nd edition is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them, and describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times. This new edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras. New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website packed full of additional resources: www.the-romans.co.uk

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR  A History of Ancient Rome
Author: Mary Beard
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-11-09
ISBN 10: 1631491253
ISBN 13: 9781631491252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 8

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  Volume 8
Author: Edward Gibbon
Publsiher: Palala Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 9781340649043
ISBN 13: 1340649047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 8 Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Why We re All Romans

Why We re All Romans
Author: Carl J. Richard
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780742567801
ISBN 13: 074256780X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We re All Romans Book Review:

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. 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. As the author convincingly shows, from the Middle Ages on, most Westerners received Greek ideas from Roman sources. Similarly, when the Western world adopted the ethical monotheism of the Hebrews, it did so at the instigation of a Roman citizen named Paul, who took advantage of the peace, unity, stability, and roads of the empire to proselytize the previously pagan Gentiles, who quickly became a majority of the religion's adherents. Although the Roman government of the first century crucified Christ and persecuted Christians, Rome's fourth- and fifth-century leaders encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout the Western world. In addition to making original contributions to administration, law, engineering, and architecture, the Romans modified and often improved the ideas they assimilated. Without the Roman sense of social responsibility to temper the individualism of Hellenistic Greece, classical culture might have perished, and without the Roman masses to proselytize and the social and material conditions necessary to this evangelism, Christianity itself might not have survived.

The Romans from village to empire

The Romans   from village to empire
Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2011-11
ISBN 10: 9780199730575
ISBN 13: 0199730571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romans from village to empire Book Review:

"The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book captures and analyzes the outstanding political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. Here too are some of the most fascinating individuals ever to walk across the world stage, including Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors bring to life many aspects of Rome's cultural and social history, from the role of women, to literature, entertainments, town-planning, portraiture, and religion. The book incorporates more than 30 maps."--Jacket.

The Romans

The Romans
Author: Karl Christ
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780520056343
ISBN 13: 0520056345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romans Book Review:

Describes Roman history, legends, social structure, economics, government, education, daily life, law, art, literature, science, medicine, and religion

The Romans For Dummies

The Romans For Dummies
Author: Guy de la Bedoyere
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781119997887
ISBN 13: 1119997887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romans For Dummies Book Review:

"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history." —Tony Robinson star of Blackadder and Time Team. This entertaining and informative guide introduces readers to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, readers will discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilisations and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. Guy de la Bédoyère is a historian, archaeologist, and Roman expert, he is well known for his numerous books and appearances on TV, especially Channel 4’s Time Team.

What Did the Romans Know

What Did the Romans Know
Author: Daryn Lehoux
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0226471152
ISBN 13: 9780226471150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Did the Romans Know Book Review:

What did the Romans know about their world? Quite a lot, as Daryn Lehoux makes clear in this fascinating and much-needed contribution to the history and philosophy of ancient science. Lehoux contends that even though many of the Romans’ views about the natural world have no place in modern science—the umbrella-footed monsters and dog-headed people that roamed the earth and the stars that foretold human destinies—their claims turn out not to be so radically different from our own. Lehoux draws upon a wide range of sources from what is unquestionably the most prolific period of ancient science, from the first century BC to the second century AD. He begins with Cicero’s theologico-philosophical trilogy On the Nature of the Gods, On Divination, and On Fate, illustrating how Cicero’s engagement with nature is closely related to his concerns in politics, religion, and law. Lehoux then guides readers through highly technical works by Galen and Ptolemy, as well as the more philosophically oriented physics and cosmologies of Lucretius, Plutarch, and Seneca, all the while exploring the complex interrelationships between the objects of scientific inquiry and the norms, processes, and structures of that inquiry. This includes not only the tools and methods the Romans used to investigate nature, but also the Romans’ cultural, intellectual, political, and religious perspectives. Lehoux concludes by sketching a methodology that uses the historical material he has carefully explained to directly engage the philosophical questions of incommensurability, realism, and relativism. By situating Roman arguments about the natural world in their larger philosophical, political, and rhetorical contexts, What Did the Romans Know? demonstrates that the Romans had sophisticated and novel approaches to nature, approaches that were empirically rigorous, philosophically rich, and epistemologically complex.

The Science of Roman History

The Science of Roman History
Author: Walter Scheidel
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0691195986
ISBN 13: 9780691195988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Roman History Book Review:

With state-of-the-art contributions by scholars who are leaders in their respective fields, this edition describes how the integration of natural and human archives is changing the entire historical enterprise.

A Short History of Roman Law

A Short History of Roman Law
Author: Olga Tellegen-Couperus
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134908008
ISBN 13: 9781134908004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Roman Law Book Review:

The most important creation of the Romans was their law. In this book, Dr Tellegen-Couperus discusses the way in which the Roman jurists created and developed law and the way in which Roman law has come down to us. Special attention is given to questions such as `who were the jurists and their law schools' and to the close connection between jurists and the politics of their time.

In the Name of Rome

In the Name of Rome
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 0300221835
ISBN 13: 9780300221831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Name of Rome Book Review:

A definitive history of the great commanders of ancient Rome, from bestselling author Adrian Goldsworthy. “In his elegantly accessible style, Goldsworthy offers gripping and swiftly erudite accounts of Roman wars and the great captains who fought them. His heroes are never flavorless and generic, but magnificently Roman. And it is especially Goldsworthy's vision of commanders deftly surfing the giant, irresistible waves of Roman military tradition, while navigating the floating logs, reefs, and treacherous sandbanks of Roman civilian politics, that makes the book indispensable not only to those interested in Rome and her battles, but to anyone who finds it astounding that military men, at once driven and imperiled by the odd and idiosyncratic ways of their societies, can accomplish great deeds.” —J. E. Lendon, author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

Revolt Against the Romans

Revolt Against the Romans
Author: Tony Bradman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 1472929330
ISBN 13: 9781472929334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolt Against the Romans Book Review:

"I've fought every kind of barbarian, but the Britons are by far the worst..." Marcus is excited about travelling to Britannia, the island at the edge of the world. But the Britons are savages who tattoo themselves and take the heads of their enemies in battle. They won't bow down to the rule of Rome. As Marcus travels to meet his father he meets a barbarian chief instead and his destiny is changed forever, along with that of Britannia...

The Rise of the Romans

The Rise of the Romans
Author: Brian Taylor
Publsiher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000067207152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the Romans Book Review:

The rise of the Roman Empire laid the foundations for the development of much of Europe. This book is a chronological account of the formation, battles and campaigns of the Roman state, from the foundation and growth of the city under the Seven Kings, to the epic Republican struggle with Carthage, and the expansion throughout the Mediterranean.

A Critical History of Early Rome

A Critical History of Early Rome
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-08-07
ISBN 10: 9780520249912
ISBN 13: 0520249917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical History of Early Rome Book Review:

Traces the history of early Rome, covering such topics as religion, language, and culture.