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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,Professor of Classics Jo-Ann R Shelton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An anthology of translations from Latin and Greek source materials, As the Romans Did offers a highly revealing look at everyday Roman life, providing clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes, to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection is newly translated into readable, contemporary English and fully annotated to give necessary historical and cultural background. In addition, the book includes abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, and cross-references to related topics, as well as an extensive bibliography, providing students with substantial background material to broaden their understanding of 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 not only of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies, but also of the pleasures and the hardships of everyday life.

Everyday Life in the Roman Empire

Everyday Life in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Kathryn Hinds
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2009-09
ISBN : 9780761444848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume looks at all these aspects of life in the Roman Empire.

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.

Public Land in the Roman Republic

Public Land in the Roman Republic Book
Author : Saskia T. Roselaar
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-07-22
ISBN : 0199577234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the first volume in this new series on Roman society and law, Saskia T. Roselaar traces the social and economic history of the ager publicus, or public land, identifying the developments in Roman economy and demography which led to a gradual process of privatization.

A History of England From the First Invasion by the Romans to the 14th Year of the Reign of Queen Victoria

A History of England  From the First Invasion by the Romans to the 14th Year of the Reign of Queen Victoria Book
Author : Mrs. Markham
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2018-02-13
ISBN : 9780656452095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Excerpt from A History of England, From the First Invasion by the Romans to the 14th Year of the Reign of Queen Victoria: With Conversations at the End of Each Chapter Fifty-five years before the birth of our Saviour, Julius Caesar, the greatest general the Romans ever had, was in Gaul. He there heard a great deal about Britain, which was the name of England at that time, from the traders who used to go back wards and forwards for tin, and for some other commodities. From them he heard that it was a fine country, and when he saw its white cliffs from the opposite shores of Gaul, he felt a great desire to conquer it. He set sail from a small port or cove near Calais with several ships fiill of soldiers, and arrived before Dover; but it seems that the Britons had heard of his coming, and were assembled to prevent his landing. They stood in such great numbers on the tops of the cliffs, which are very high at Dover, and looked so fierce, that the Romans were frightened, and sailed away to Deal, where the shore is flat, and they could land more easily but the Britons kept sight of the ships, and, marching across the land, got to Deal as soon as they did. The Romans did not know what to do, whether to attempt landing, or to resolve to sail back again: however, they got their ships as close to the shore as they could, and for a time waited to see what the Britons would do. At last a Roman standard-bearer jumped into the water, and then the rest of the soldiers followed, and waded to land in spite of all the Britons could do. At length the poor Britons, who had no armour that was at all suited to withstand the swords and spears of their enemies, were driven off. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Roman History

The Roman History Book
Author : Nathaniel Hooke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1759
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Roman History book written by Nathaniel Hooke, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces Book
Author : Christopher Howgego,Volker Heuchert,Andrew Burnett
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780199237845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, yet the Roman historian will look in vain for any good introduction to, or systematic treatment of, the subject. Sixteen leading international scholars have sought to address this need by producing this authoritative collection of essays, which ranges over the whole Roman world from Britain to Egypt, from 200 BC to AD 300. The subject is approached through surveys of the broad geographical and chronological structure of the evidence, through chapters which focus on ways of expressing identity, and through regional studies which place the numismatic evidence in local context.

Religious Experience of the Roman People

Religious Experience of the Roman People Book
Author : W. Warde Fowler
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-07-30
ISBN : 3752371315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reproduction of the original: Religious Experience of the Roman People by W. Warde Fowler

The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples

The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples Book
Author : Herwig Wolfram
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2005-03-18
ISBN : 0520244907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The names of early Germanic warrior tribes and leaders resound in songs and legends; the real story of the part they played in reshaping the ancient world is no less gripping. Herwig Wolfram's panoramic history spans the great migrations of the Germanic peoples and the rise and fall of their kingdoms between the third and eighth centuries, as they invaded, settled in, and ultimately transformed the Roman Empire. As Germanic military kings and their fighting bands created kingdoms, and won political and military recognition from imperial governments through alternating confrontation and accommodation, the "tribes" lost their shared culture and social structure, and became sharply differentiated. They acquired their own regions and their own histories, which blended with the history of the empire. In Wolfram's words, "the Germanic peoples neither destroyed the Roman world nor restored it; instead, they made a home for themselves within it." This story is far from the "decline and fall" interpretation that held sway until recent decades. Wolfram's narrative, based on his sweeping grasp of documentary and archaeological evidence, brings new clarity to a poorly understood period of Western history.

The Roman Book

The Roman Book Book
Author : Rex Winsbury
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-03-26
ISBN : 0715638297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What was a Roman book? How did it differ from modern books? How were Roman books composed, published and distributed during the high period of Roman literature that encompassed, among others, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Martial, Pliny and Tacitus? What was the ‘scribal art’ of the time? What was the role of bookshops and libraries? The publishing of Roman books has often been misrepresented by false analogies with contemporary publishing. This wide-ranging study re-examines, by appeal to what Roman authors themselves tell us, both the raw material and the aesthetic criteria of the Roman book, and shows how slavery was the ‘enabling infrastructure’ of literature. Roman publishing is placed firmly in the context of a society where the spoken still ranked above the written, helping to explain how some books and authors became politically dangerous and how the Roman book could be both an elite cultural icon and a contributor to Rome’s popular culture through the mass medium of the theatre.

Bandits in the Roman Empire

Bandits in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Thomas Grunewald
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-07-31
ISBN : 1134337574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This wide-ranging and informative survey of 'outsider' groups in the Roman Empire will contribute greatly to our understanding of Roman social history. Examining men such as as Viriatus, Tacfarinus, Maternus and Bulla Felix, who were called latrones after clashing with the imperial authorities, special attention is given to perhaps the best-known 'bandit' of all, Spartacus, and to those who impersonated the emperor Nero after his death. Topics covered include: * Whom did the Romans see as bandits (latrones)? * What did they understand as robbery (lactrocinium)? * How pressing was the threat that the bandits posed? * How did their contemporaries perceive the danger? We are shown that the term latrones was not just used to refer to criminals but was metaphorically and disparagingly applied to failed political rebels, rivals and avengers. The word also came to represent the 'noble brigands', idealising the underdog as a means of criticising the winning side. The author therefore presents 'the bandit' as a literary construct rather than a social type.

Ancient Romans

Ancient Romans Book
Author : Mary Hamilton
Publisher : Jovian Press
Release : 2017-11-28
ISBN : 1537802240
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the history of the ancient world the Romans played the part that men of our race have played in the history of the modern world. They knew, as we claim to know, how to govern: how to govern themselves, and how to govern other people. To this day much in our laws and in our system of government bears a Roman stamp. They were great soldiers and could conquer: they could also hold and keep their conquests and impress the Roman stamp on all the peoples over whom they ruled. Their stamp is still upon us.

In Search of the Romans Second Edition

In Search of the Romans  Second Edition  Book
Author : James Renshaw
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-12-12
ISBN : 147429992X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources and copiously illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, now for the first time in colour, its opening two chapters guide the reader through the events of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the fall of the empire. Subsequent chapters introduce the most important aspects of the Roman world: the army and the provinces, religion, society, and entertainment; the final two chapters focus on Pompeii and Herculaneum, the two cities destroyed by Vesuvius. New to this edition are sections on the Augustan principate, on the Roman army, on life in the provinces and on engineering innovations, while the existing text is revised throughout. The narrative includes descriptions of many individuals from the Roman world, drawn from a variety of social settings. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Review questions challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as to compare them with those of their own society. The new edition is supported by a website that includes images, maps and timelines, further reading and related links.

Patriarchy Property and Death in the Roman Family

Patriarchy  Property and Death in the Roman Family Book
Author : Richard P. Saller
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780521599788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This innovative study of the patriarchy belies the accepted notion of the father figure as tyrannical and exploitative.

The Urbanisation of the North Western Provinces of the Roman Empire

The Urbanisation of the North Western Provinces of the Roman Empire Book
Author : Frida Pellegrino
Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Release : 2020-11-26
ISBN : 1789697751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study investigates the development of urbanism in the north-western provinces of the Roman empire. Key themes include continuity and discontinuity between pre-Roman and Roman ‘urban’ systems, relationships between juridical statuses and levels of monumentality, levels of connectivity and economic integration, and regional urban hierarchies.

The Roman World from Romulus to Muhammad

The Roman World from Romulus to Muhammad Book
Author : Greg Fisher
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-21
ISBN : 1000432696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides a detailed examination of nearly 1,400 years of Roman history, from the foundation of the city in the eighth century BC until the evacuation of Roman troops from Alexandria in AD 642 in the face of the Arab conquests. Drawing on a vast array of ancient texts written in Latin, Greek, Syriac, Armenian, and Arabic, and relying on a host of inscriptions, archaeological data, and the evidence from ancient art, architecture, and coinage, The Roman World from Romulus to Muhammad brings to the fore the men and women who chronicled the story of the city and its empire. Richly illustrated with 71 maps and 228 illustrations—including 20 in colour—and featuring a detailed glossary and suggestions for further reading, this volume examines a broad range of topics, including ancient climate change, literature, historiography, slavery, war and conquest, the development of Christianity, the Jewish revolts, and the role of powerful imperial women. The author also considers the development of Islam within a Roman historical context, examines the events that led to the formation of the post-Roman states in Western Europe, and contemplates aff airs on the imperial periphery in the Caucasus, Ethiopia, and the Arabian Peninsula. Emphasising the voices of antiquity throughout, The Roman World from Romulus to Muhammad is an invaluable resource for students and scholars interested in the beguiling history of the world’s most famous empire.

Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire Book
Author : Fred K. Drogula
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2015-04-13
ISBN : 1469621274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice. Therefore, as the Roman state grew, concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation. This adaptability was a tremendous resource for the Romans since it enabled them to respond to new military challenges in effective ways. But it was also a source of conflict over the roles and definitions of power. The rise of popular politics in the late republic enabled men like Pompey and Caesar to use their considerable influence to manipulate the flexible traditions of military command for their own advantage. Later, Augustus used nominal provincial commands to appease the senate even as he concentrated military and governing power under his own control by claiming supreme rule. In doing so, he laid the groundwork for the early empire's rules of command.

An Introduction to the Roman Military

An Introduction to the Roman Military Book
Author : Conor Whately
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-07-29
ISBN : 1119139880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Follows the military lives of three soldiers across the Roman world, providing interesting, historical insight into the Roman military from the late republic to the end of antiquity in the west This book introduces readers to three historical Roman soldiers—Titus Pullo from the late republic, Aurelius Polion from the high imperial era, and Flavius Aemilianus from late antiquity. The three men inspire the themes and chronological organization of the text. Drawing on a wide and diverse body of evidence, the author charts their lives from enlistment to death or retirement, allowing students to envision the life of a Roman soldier who is on duty or experiencing adventures across the Roman world. An Introduction to the Roman Military: From Marius (100 BCE) to Theodosius II (450 CE) starts with a historical overview before introducing readers to the Roman soldier. It covers such things as the military hierarchy, soldierly origins, recruitment and training, and the soldier's appearance and identity. The next section looks at the Roman military during war—its environment, strategies, campaigns, and enemies. Their existence during times of peace follows that and focuses on how soldiers celebrated victory, mourned defeat, and readjusted to civilian life after a war. The book also features a timeline for readers to follow, as well as two glossaries—one filled with Roman military terms and the other with important names and events. Authentically captures the experiences of Roman soldiers Educates undergraduate or graduate students on Roman military history Describes Roman soldiers based on legal, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence Emphasizes the human side of the Roman military Moves through three Roman historical periods—the late republic, high imperial, and late antiquity An Introduction to the Roman Military is an engaging choice as a text for specific courses on the Roman military or army. It is also suitable for more general courses covering ancient warfare. In addition to university students, researchers and history enthusiasts will have the opportunity to follow the military lives of three Roman soldiers with this unique book.

Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire Book
Author : Vasily Rudich
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-03-24
ISBN : 131761321X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich’s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against the broad background of Second Temple Judaism and Judaea’s history under Rome’s rule, Rudich discusses various manifestations of religious dissent as distinct from the mainstream beliefs and directed against both the foreign occupier and the priestly establishment. This book offers the methodological framework for the analysis of the religious dissent mindset, which it considers a recurrent historical phenomenon that may play a major role in different periods and cultures. In this respect, its findings are also relevant to the rise of religious violence in the world today and provide further insights into its persistent motives and paradigms. Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is an important study for people interested in Roman and Jewish history, religious psychology and religious extremism, cultural interaction and the roots of violence.