Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome by Lesley Adkins

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

byLesley Adkins, Roy A. Adkins

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This handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., including information that is hard to find and even harder to decipher. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome provides a uniquelook at a civilization whose art, literature, law, and engineering influenced the whole of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and beyond. The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts; the many Roman religions and festivals; the Roman system of personal names; contemporary poets and historians; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. Eachchapter includes an extensive bibliography, as well as more than 125 site-specific photographs and line drawings. Maps chart the expansion and contraction of the territory from the foundation city of Rome itself to the Byzantine Empire and the ultimate decline of the West. Combining both archaeological and historical evidence, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome is perfect for anyone interested in Roman history, the classics, or an overview of the amazing period in which the Romans ruled.

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Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books together including Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece.
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Title:Handbook to Life in Ancient RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.28 × 9.02 × 1.42 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195123328

ISBN - 13:9780195123326

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The Romans left an incredible legacy to the world. From art and architecture to Western law and government, their impact has been indelible. Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome is a richly illustrated testament to what life was really like in Ancient Rome from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD. Chapters feature in-depth looks at military affairs, geography, the republic, travel and trade, writing, religion and everyday life. It makes the perfect addition to any ancient buff's library.

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"A most stimulating text. It is clearly written and is accessible to all students of ancient Rome. It presents detail which no other modern single volume does. An important asset to any classical civilization course."--Philip Evans, Flagler College