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As the Romans Did

As the Romans Did Book
Author : Jo-Ann Shelton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780195089745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes daily life in Rome, discussing marriage, education, occupations, and entertainment.

As the Romans Did

As the Romans Did Book
Author : Jo-Ann Shelton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780195089738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Revised to include new selections and updated bibliographical material, the second edition of this popular sourcebook offers a rich, revealing look at everyday Roman life. It provides clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents drawn from Latin and Greek source material--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection has been translated into readable, contemporary English. This edition includes more than 50 additional selections that introduce new topics and expand coverage of existing topics. In addition, the commentary on all the selections has been revised to reflect the recent scholarship of social and cultural historians. Extensive annotations, abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, cross-references to related topics, and a newly-updated bibliography provide readers with the historical and cultural background material necessary to appreciate the selections. Arranged thematically into chapters on family life, housing, education, entertainment, religion, and other important topics, the translations reveal the ambitions and aspirations not only of the upper class, but of the average Roman citizen as well. They tell of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies and also of the pleasures and hardships of everyday life. Wide-ranging and lively, the second edition of As the Romans Did offers the most lucid account available of Roman life in all its diversity. Ideal for courses in Ancient Roman History, Social History of Rome, Roman Civilization, and Classics, it will also appeal to readers interested in ancient history.

What Did the Romans Know

What Did the Romans Know  Book
Author : Daryn Lehoux
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-03-15
ISBN : 0226471152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

What the Romans Did for Us

What the Romans Did for Us Book
Author : Alison Hawes
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-07-01
ISBN : 1408112868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From takeaways to motorways, the Romans brought with them a variety of ideas and inventions that changed the way we live.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans Book
Author : Ruth Rendell
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 0857861085
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

What the Romans Did for Us

What the Romans Did for Us Book
Author : Alison Hawes
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-07-01
ISBN : 1408112868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From takeaways to motorways, the Romans brought with them a variety of ideas and inventions that changed the way we live.

These Were the Romans

These Were the Romans Book
Author : Graham Tingay,John Badcock
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780715628515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed to provide students with a broad and fully illustrated account of Rome, its history, and its people. The authors describe the growth and development of Rome and its Empire from 600 B.C. until A.D. 476 presenting a clear picture of what life was like for the Romans. The latest edition incorporates suggestions that the authors solicited from many teaching classicists including a new chapter on Rome's Legacy, Appendices, study questions and a date chart.

Invisible Romans

Invisible Romans Book
Author : Robert C. Knapp
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2011-06-16
ISBN : 1847654479
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature, letters, inscriptions and graffiti and their traces can be found in the histories, treatises, plays and poetry created by the elite. A world lost from view for two millennia is recreated through these, and other, tell-tale bits of evidence cast off by the visible mass of Roman history and culture. Invisible Romans reveals how everyday Romans sought to survive and thrive under the afflictions of disease, war, and violence, and to control their fates under powers that both oppressed and ignored them. Their lives - both familiar and foreign to ours today - are shown against the tumult of a great empire that shaped their worlds as it forged the wider world around them.

Are We Rome

Are We Rome  Book
Author : Cullen Murphy
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2008-05-05
ISBN : 0547527071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’s doing the talking, the history of Rome serves as either a triumphal call to action—or a dire warning of imminent collapse. In this “provocative and lively” book, Cullen Murphy points out that today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place, and reveals a wide array of similarities between the two societies (The New York Times). Looking at the blinkered, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of bribery in public life; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of privatization, Murphy persuasively argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside—two things that must be changed if we are to avoid Rome’s fate. “Are We Rome? is just about a perfect book. . . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

A Brief History of the Romans

A Brief History of the Romans Book
Author : Mary Taliaferro Boatwright,Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2006
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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"--