As the Romans Did

As the Romans Did
Author: Jo-Ann Shelton
Pages: 483
ISBN: 019508974X
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

As the Romans Did

As the Romans Did
Author: Jo-Ann Shelton
Pages: 483
ISBN: 0195089731
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 the Romans Did for Us

What the Romans Did for Us
Author: Philip Wilkinson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0752219022
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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What Did the Romans Know

What Did the Romans Know
Author: Daryn Lehoux
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780226471150
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Alison Hawes
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781408112861
Available:
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Ruth Rendell
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780857861085
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Roman Book

The Roman Book
Author: Rex Winsbury
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780715638293
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Release: 2009-03-26
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Are We Rome

Are We Rome
Author: Cullen Murphy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780547527079
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Release: 2008-05-05
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Christians as the Romans Saw Them

The Christians as the Romans Saw Them
Author: Robert Louis Wilken
Pages: 214
ISBN: 0300098391
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.

These Were the Romans

These Were the Romans
Author: Graham Tingay,John Badcock
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0715628518
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Release: 1998
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Romans in 100 Facts

The Romans in 100 Facts
Author: Jem Duducu
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781445649719
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Release: 2015-11-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jem Duducu condenses the colossal story of the Romans into 100 accessible facts in this fun introduction to the Roman Empire.

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR  A History of Ancient Rome
Author: Mary Beard
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781631491252
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Release: 2015-11-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

The Romans

The Romans
Author: Antony Kamm
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780415120401
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Release: 1995
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Romans: an introduction 2nd edition is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them, and describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times. This new edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras. New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website packed full of additional resources: www.the-romans.co.uk

Invisible Romans

Invisible Romans
Author: Robert C. Knapp
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781847654472
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Release: 2011-06-16
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

What the Romans Did for Us

What the Romans Did for Us
Author: Alison Hawes
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781408112861
Available:
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 8

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  Volume 8
Author: Edward Gibbon
Pages: 396
ISBN: 1340649047
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Release: 2015-08-31
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Civil Law

The Civil Law
Author: Justinian I
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781329002623
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Release: 2015-03-19
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Corpus Juris Civilis or the Body of Civil Law was Complied from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I; thus, it is sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian. It however contains the body Roman law previous to the reign of Justinian. This compilation, translated by S.P. Scott into English, and formatted into Three volumes, contains: The Twelve Tables, The Institutes of Gaius, The Rules of Ulpian, The Opinions of Paulus, The Enactments of Justinian, and The Constitutions of Leo

Roman Social History

Roman Social History
Author: Susan Treggiari
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780415195225
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Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lively and original guidebook is the first to show students new to the subject exactly what Roman social history involves, and how they can study it for themselves. After presenting a short history of the development and current position of the discipline, the author discusses the kinds of evidence that can be used, and the full range of resources available. Two case-studies provide practical examples of how to approach sources, and what we can learn from them. Clear, concise and accessible, with all text extracts translated into English, this is the ideal introduction to an increasingly popular subject.

The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age
Author: Catherine Nixey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780544800939
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Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.

Mosaics of Knowledge

Mosaics of Knowledge
Author: Andrew Riggsby
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780190632502
Available:
Release: 2019-08-22
Editor: Classical Culture and Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today's information technology often seems to take on a life of its own, spreading into every part of our lives. In the Roman world things were different. Technologies were limited to small, scattered social groups. By examining five technologies-lists, tables, weights and measures, artistic perspective, and mapping-Mosaics of Knowledge demonstrates how the Romans broke up a world we might have imagined them to unite. That is, the recording, storage, and recall of information in physical media might be expected to bind together persons distant in time and space. More often than not, however, Roman instances serve to create or reinforce the isolation of particular groups. Persons in different "locations"- whether those are geographical, social, or occupational-had access to quite different informational resources, and the overall situation is thus not controlled by the needs of any particular class or group. On the one hand, these constraints on use in turn constrain the development and power of individual technologies. Development is slow, scattered, and far from one-directional. On the other, seeming technological weaknesses can turn out to be illusory if we set them in actual use-contexts. Romans deploy no more but also no less "computing" power than needed for very narrowly defined goals. This study combines detailed readings of a wide variety of evidence (inscriptions, small archeological finds, artworks, literary texts) with theoretical consideration of the social, cognitive, and material contexts for their use to present a unique portrait of Roman IT capabilities, limitations, and habits.