The Oxford History of the Roman World

Paperback | September 1, 2001

EditorJohn Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray

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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. Written by a team of specialist scholars, this book traces the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Empire and its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. Itincludes chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of the leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers.

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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. Written by a team of specialist scholars, this book traces the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Empire and its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. Itincludes chapters on social and political histor...

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This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus and its consolidation in the first two centuries A.D. It also explores important aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilization.

Edited by John Boardman, Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, author of The Oxford History of Classical Art, Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, Jasper Griffin, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Classics, Balliol College, Oxford. and Oswyn Murray, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Ancient History, Balliol College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802038

ISBN - 13:9780192802033

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Table of Contents

Jasper Griffin: Introduction1. Michael Crawford: Early Rome and Italy2. Elizabeth Rawson: The Expansion of Rome3. P. G. McC. Brown: The First Roman Literature4. Miriam Griffin: Cicero and Rome5. Robin Nisbet: The Poets of the Late Republic6. David Stockton: The Founding of the Empire7. Nicholas Purcell: The Arts of Government8. R O A M Lyne: Augustan Poetry and Society9. Jasper Griffin: Virgil10. Andrew Lintott: Roman Historians 11. Donald Russell: The Arts of Prose: The Early Empire12. Richard Jenkyns: Silver Latin Poetry and the Latin Novel13. Anthony Meredith: Later Philosophy14. Roger Ling: The Arts of Living15. John Matthews: Roman Life and Society16. R J A Wilson: Roman Art and Architecture17. Henry Chadwick: Envoi: On Taking Leave of AntiquityTables of EventsIndex

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