As the Romans Did Book
Score: 4.5
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As the Romans Did


  • Author : Jo-Ann Shelton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 019508974X

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As the Romans Did Excerpt :

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

As the Romans Did Book
Score: 4.5
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As the Romans Did


  • Author : Jo-Ann Shelton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 0195089731

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As the Romans Did Excerpt :

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 Did the Romans Know  Book

What Did the Romans Know


  • Author : Daryn Lehoux
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226471150

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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.

The Christians as the Romans Saw Them Book
Score: 3.5
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The Christians as the Romans Saw Them


  • Author : Robert Louis Wilken
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0300098391

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

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans Book

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans


  • Author : Ruth Rendell
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857861085

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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans Excerpt :

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

Are We Rome  Book
Score: 4.5
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Are We Rome


  • Author : Cullen Murphy
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2008-05-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547527079

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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 Roads of the Romans Book
Score: 3
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The Roads of the Romans


  • Author : Professor of Etruscan Studies and Italian Antiquities Romolo Augusto Staccioli
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0892367326

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What the Romans Did for Us Book

What the Romans Did for Us


  • Author : Philip Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan Adult
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 075226172X

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What the Romans Did for Us Excerpt :

This book accompany's the series What The Romas Did For Us - a 6 x 30 BBC2 documentary fronted by Adam Hart-Davis - with an in-depth illustrated history of the Roman occupation, how each technological invention was utilized by the Romans and how they compare to our own technology today.

SPQR  A History of Ancient Rome Book
Score: 4
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SPQR A History of Ancient Rome


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631491252

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SPQR A History of Ancient Rome Excerpt :

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.

These Were the Romans Book

These Were the Romans


  • Author : Graham Tingay
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Rome
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 0715628518

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These Were the Romans Excerpt :

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.

A Brief History of the Romans Book
Score: 5
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A Brief History of the Romans


  • Author : Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0199987556

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A Brief History of the Romans Excerpt :

Revised edition of: A brief history of ancient Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

The Romans   from village to empire Book

The Romans from village to empire


  • Author : Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 0199730571

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The Romans from village to empire Excerpt :

"The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book captures and analyzes the outstanding political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. Here too are some of the most fascinating individuals ever to walk across the world stage, including Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors bring to life many aspects of Rome's cultural and social history, from the role of women, to literature, entertainments, town-planning, portraiture, and religion. The book incorporates more than 30 maps."--Jacket.

Revolt Against the Romans Book

Revolt Against the Romans


  • Author : Tony Bradman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472929334

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"I've fought every kind of barbarian, but the Britons are by far the worst..." Marcus is excited about travelling to Britannia, the island at the edge of the world. But the Britons are savages who tattoo themselves and take the heads of their enemies in battle. They won't bow down to the rule of Rome. As Marcus travels to meet his father he meets a barbarian chief instead and his destiny is changed forever, along with that of Britannia...

In the Name of Rome Book
Score: 4.5
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In the Name of Rome


  • Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300221831

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In the Name of Rome Excerpt :

A definitive history of the great commanders of ancient Rome, from bestselling author Adrian Goldsworthy. “In his elegantly accessible style, Goldsworthy offers gripping and swiftly erudite accounts of Roman wars and the great captains who fought them. His heroes are never flavorless and generic, but magnificently Roman. And it is especially Goldsworthy's vision of commanders deftly surfing the giant, irresistible waves of Roman military tradition, while navigating the floating logs, reefs, and treacherous sandbanks of Roman civilian politics, that makes the book indispensable not only to those interested in Rome and her battles, but to anyone who finds it astounding that military men, at once driven and imperiled by the odd and idiosyncratic ways of their societies, can accomplish great deeds.” —J. E. Lendon, author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

The Fall of the Roman Empire Book
Score: 4
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The Fall of the Roman Empire


  • Author : Peter Heather
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2007-06-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195325416

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The Fall of the Roman Empire Excerpt :

Shows how Europe's barbarians, strengthened by centuries of contact with Rome on many levels, turned into an enemy capable of overturning and dismantling the mighty Empire.