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The World of Rome

The World of Rome
An Introduction to Roman Culture

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John Barsby, Roger Ling, Jeremy Paterson, Simon Price, Nicholas Purcell, John Richardson, Keith Sidwell, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
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  • Date Published: May 1997
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521386005

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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).

    • Follows the pattern of best-selling World of Athens
    • Up to date, scholarly, accessible, and stimulating
    • Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred illustrations, four maps
    • Following his highly successful 'Learn Latin for Christmas' series of articles in the Sunday Telegraph last year, Peter Jones is writing another series for the Saturday Telegraph entitled 'World of Rome' which will run until March and tie in with publication
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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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521386005
    • length: 423 pages
    • dimensions: 210 x 148 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 112 b/w illus. 4 maps 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and illustrations
    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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Ancient Roman Culture
    • Greek and Roman Cultures
    • Introduction Roman Civilization
    • Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilizations
    • Introduction to Roman Society and Culture
    • Roman Civ
    • Roman Society & Culture
    • The Romans
  • Authors

    Peter V. Jones

    Keith C. Sidwell, University College Cork


    John Barsby, Roger Ling, Jeremy Paterson, Simon Price, Nicholas Purcell, John Richardson, Keith Sidwell, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

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