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The World of Rome
An Introduction to Roman Culture


John Barsby, Roger Ling, Jeremy Paterson, Simon Price, Nicholas Purcell, John Richardson, Keith Sidwell, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
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  • Date Published: March 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521384216

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  • The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, 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 first two chapters outline the history and changing identity of Rome from 1000 BC to AD 476. Subsequent chapters examine the mechanisms of government, the economic and social life of Rome, and Roman ways of looking at and reflecting the world. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome. The World of Rome is particularly designed to serve as a background book to Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    'With 400 richly illustrated pages, it is the most up-to-date general introduction to Roman life, history and culture available.' Daily Telegraph

    'Books entitled 'An introduction to … ' can so easily fail, if only because of the wealth of material to be covered. As an introduction to the Roman world, this volume succeeds and should be essential reading.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

    '… stimulating and up-to-date … I am sure many generations of students to come will have cause to be very grateful for the insight into the mindset of the Romans offered by this book.' JACT Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521384216
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 112 b/w illus. 4 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • 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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