The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism by Neville Morley

By Neville Morley

A millennium and a part after the top of the interval of its unquestioned dominance, Rome is still an important presence in western tradition. This ebook explores what the empire intended to its matters. the belief of Rome has lengthy outlived the actual empire that gave it shape, and now holds sway over significantly extra humans and a much larger geographical zone than the Romans ever governed. It keeps to form our knowing of the character of imperialism, and hence, besides the fact that subtly, to persuade the workings of the realm. in contrast to so much works on Roman heritage, this e-book doesn't provide a simplistic narrative, with army triumph via decline and fall. as an alternative, it analyses the origins and nature of Roman imperialism, its monetary, social and cultural effect at the areas it conquered, and its carrying on with effect in discussions and debates approximately glossy imperialism. Elegantly written, this e-book is ideal for college students of classics and historical historical past who are looking to see one other facet of the Roman empire.

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Roman aristocratic parties and families by Professor Friedrich Münzer, Ms. Thérèse Ridley

By Professor Friedrich Münzer, Ms. Thérèse Ridley

Friedrich Munzer's Roman Aristocratic events and households is famous through all scholars of Roman historical past as a path-breaking paintings within the research of the Roman oligarchy. right here for the 1st time used to be an outline of the equipment in which the few such a lot politically very important clans in Rome, initially patrician, had elevated to absorb such a lot of promising plebeians -- not just from Rome yet from far and wide Italy -- and cause them to a part of the governing category. Munzer has had many imitators considering that his tragic dying in Theresienstadt in 1942, yet none has equaled his subtlety and brilliance in reconstructing relatives histories, in addition to the hyperlinks among households via intermarriage and political alliance. Drawing on all on hand documentary proof, he deals an exhaustive research of the Roman aristocracy over the process approximately 4 centuries -- together with distinct info on almost each Roman aristocratic kin, from the start of the true ancient culture in Rome to the center of the 1st century b.c. initially released in German in 1920, Roman Aristocratic events and households is now to be had for the 1st time in English translation. This variation can also be the 1st to comprise an index and a bibliography, making it of price to students who're already conversant in the unique paintings.

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The Periplus Maris Erythraei: Text with Introduction, by Lionel Casson

By Lionel Casson

The Periplus Maris Erythraei, "Circumnavigation of the pink Sea," is the one most vital resource of data for historical Rome's maritime alternate in those waters (i.e., the pink Sea, Gulf of Aden, and western Indian Ocean). Written within the first century A.D. via a Greek service provider or skipper, it's a brief guide for the investors who sailed from the crimson Sea ports of Roman Egypt to shop for and promote within the quite a few ports alongside the coast of japanese Africa, southern Arabia, and western India. This variation, in lots of methods the end result of a life of research dedicated to Rome's service provider marine and her alternate with the east, offers a far better textual content of the Periplus, in addition to a lucid and trustworthy translation, a finished normal observation that treats specifically the various vague place-names and technical phrases that happen, and a technical statement that bargains with grammatical, lexicographical, and textual issues for readers powerfuble in Greek. an intensive creation locations the Periplus in its ancient context.

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Crime and Punishment in Ancient Rome by Richard A. Bauman

By Richard A. Bauman

Punishment was once an indispensable component to the Roman justice process and as arguable because it is at the present time. Bauman examines the mechanics of the administering of punishment and the philosophical ideals from which attitudes to penalty have been born. The emphasis is put on crimes opposed to the general public through the Republic and Principate with much less dialogue of both civil instances or concerns. distinct reference is made to adjustments in attitudes about the demise penalty.

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Rhetoric at Rome: A Historical Survey by Professor M L Clarke, Visit Amazon's M. L. Clarke Page,

By Professor M L Clarke, Visit Amazon's M. L. Clarke Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, M. L. Clarke,

This up-to-date variation of M.L. Clarke's 1953 research of Roman rhetoric accommodates corrections and an advent via D.H. Berry. The bibliography has been considerably up to date and supplemented through feedback for additional examining

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City of the Soul: A Walk in Rome (Crown Journeys) by William Murray

By William Murray

“One lifetime isn't really adequate for Rome,” the well-known announcing is going, and somebody who’s ever been there understands those phrases to be precise. In City of the Soul, William Murray starts off to teach us why.

Growing up in Rome and spending a lot of his lifestyles within the urban, William Murray is a professional consultant as he is taking us on an intimate jogging journey of a few of Rome’s such a lot excellent achievements, illuminating the background and the mythology that outline town. Murray leads us throughout the centro, the city’s historical downtown middle. He writes in regards to the Villa Borghese, the Piazza di Spagna, and the Trevi Fountain and describes such singular sights because the Capuchin Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, whose macabre crypt has inspired viewers from Mark Twain to the Marquis de Sade.

As he walks, he finds tales that just a longtime resident might recognize, taking pictures the points of interest, sounds, and flavors that make Rome a mixture of the deep prior and the ever-sensual current.

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Septimius Severus (Roman Imperial Biographies) by Anthony R Birley

By Anthony R Birley

During this, the one biography of Septimius Severus in English, Anthony R. Birley explors how 'Roman' or in a different way this guy was once and examines his notable history and career.Severus used to be descended from Phoenician settlers in Tripolitania, and his reign, advert 193-211, represents a key aspect in Roman heritage. Birley explores what was once African and what was once Roman in Septimius' history, provided that he got here from an African urban. He asks no matter if Septimius was once a 'typical cosmopolitan bureaucrat', a 'new Hannibal at the throne of Caesar' or 'principle writer of the decline of the Roman Empire'?

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Early Christianity and Ancient Astrology by Timothy Hegedus

By Timothy Hegedus

Early Christianity and historical Astrology explores various responses to astrology, the preferred kind of divination between early Christians in Greco-Roman antiquity. After a short evaluate of old astrological idea and a survey of polemical responses to it, this publication records situations during which early Christian writers and groups included astrology certainly into their ideals and practices. This research is of curiosity to scholars of early Christianity and of Greco-Roman faith and to these focused on interfaith family or with problems with Christian team spirit and variety. it really is relatively advised to be used in classes at the heritage of Christianity and at the religions of Greco-Roman antiquity.

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Caesars Gallic Wars by Kate Gilliver

By Kate Gilliver

Julius Caesar used to be some of the most bold and winning politicians of the overdue Roman Republic and his brief yet bloody conquest of the Celtic tribes ended in the institution of the Roman province of Gaul (modern France).

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