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The World of Rome : An Introduction to Roman Culture - Peter V. Jones

The World of Rome

An Introduction to Roman Culture

Paperback Published: 6th March 1997
ISBN: 9780521386005
Number Of Pages: 423

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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).

'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.' 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

Preface
List of maps and illustrations
Notes
Ideology, History and Administration
The idea of Rome (753-31 BC)
Rome's new kings (31 BC-AD 476)
Princeps and imperator
Governing Rome
Society and Economy
The life of the city
Production and consumption
The Roman family
The Roman Mind
The Roman mind
Roman literature
Roman art and architecture
Epilogue: the ghosts of Rome
Roman emperors
Roman and Greek writers
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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521386005
ISBN-10: 0521386004
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 423
Published: 6th March 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 14.48  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.6