The World Of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture by Peter V. JonesThe World Of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture by Peter V. Jones

The World Of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

byPeter V. Jones, Keith C. Sidwell

Paperback | May 28, 1997

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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).
Title:The World Of Rome: An Introduction to Roman CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:423 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.94 inPublished:May 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521386004

ISBN - 13:9780521386005

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Table of Contents

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.

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Here 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. The book is particularly designed to serve as a background to READING LATIN (Cambridge University press, 1986). 108 photos. 4 maps

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"...thoughtful and well written....The book's great strength is its use of concrete historical, artistic, and literary examples to illustrate the complex ideas under discussion....A suitable companion for a beginning student." Religious Studies Review