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 Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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.

What the Romans Did for Us Book

What the Romans Did for Us


  • Author : Alison Hawes
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408112861

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What the Romans Did for Us Book Description :

From takeaways to motorways, the Romans brought with them a variety of ideas and inventions that changed the way we live.

What the Romans Did for Us Book

What the Romans Did for Us


  • Author : Alison Hawes
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408112861

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What the Romans Did for Us Book Description :

From takeaways to motorways, the Romans brought with them a variety of ideas and inventions that changed the way we live.

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 Book Description :

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

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 Book Description :

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.

The Romans Book
Score: 4
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The Romans


  • Author : Antony Kamm
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415120401

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The Romans Book Description :

The Romans: an introduction 2nd edition is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them, and describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times. This new edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras. New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website packed full of additional resources: www.the-romans.co.uk

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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Are We Rome Book Description :

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

Roman Social History Book

Roman Social History


  • Author : Susan Treggiari
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415195225

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Roman Social History Book Description :

This lively and original guidebook is the first to show students new to the subject exactly what Roman social history involves, and how they can study it for themselves. After presenting a short history of the development and current position of the discipline, the author discusses the kinds of evidence that can be used, and the full range of resources available. Two case-studies provide practical examples of how to approach sources, and what we can learn from them. Clear, concise and accessible, with all text extracts translated into English, this is the ideal introduction to an increasingly popular subject.

The Romans in 100 Facts Book

The Romans in 100 Facts


  • Author : Jem Duducu
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2015-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781445649719

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The Romans in 100 Facts Book Description :

Jem Duducu condenses the colossal story of the Romans into 100 accessible facts in this fun introduction to the Roman Empire.

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 Book Description :

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.

The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire  Book

The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire


  • Author : Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 1011258544

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The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Mosaics of Knowledge Book
Score: 5
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Mosaics of Knowledge


  • Author : Andrew Riggsby
  • Publisher : Classical Culture and Society
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190632502

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Mosaics of Knowledge Book Description :

Today's information technology often seems to take on a life of its own, spreading into every part of our lives. In the Roman world things were different. Technologies were limited to small, scattered social groups. By examining five technologies-lists, tables, weights and measures, artistic perspective, and mapping-Mosaics of Knowledge demonstrates how the Romans broke up a world we might have imagined them to unite. That is, the recording, storage, and recall of information in physical media might be expected to bind together persons distant in time and space. More often than not, however, Roman instances serve to create or reinforce the isolation of particular groups. Persons in different "locations"- whether those are geographical, social, or occupational-had access to quite different informational resources, and the overall situation is thus not controlled by the needs of any particular class or group. On the one hand, these constraints on use in turn constrain the development and power of individual technologies. Development is slow, scattered, and far from one-directional. On the other, seeming technological weaknesses can turn out to be illusory if we set them in actual use-contexts. Romans deploy no more but also no less "computing" power than needed for very narrowly defined goals. This study combines detailed readings of a wide variety of evidence (inscriptions, small archeological finds, artworks, literary texts) with theoretical consideration of the social, cognitive, and material contexts for their use to present a unique portrait of Roman IT capabilities, limitations, and habits.

Why We re All Romans Book
Score: 3
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Why We re All Romans


  • Author : Carl J. Richard
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 074256780X

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Why We re All Romans Book Description :

This engaging yet deeply informed work not only examines Roman history and the multitude of Roman achievements in rich and colorful detail but also delineates their crucial and lasting impact on Western civilization. Noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that although we Westerners are "all Greeks" in politics, science, philosophy, and literature and "all Hebrews" in morality and spirituality, it was the Romans who made us Greeks and Hebrews. As the author convincingly shows, from the Middle Ages on, most Westerners received Greek ideas from Roman sources. Similarly, when the Western world adopted the ethical monotheism of the Hebrews, it did so at the instigation of a Roman citizen named Paul, who took advantage of the peace, unity, stability, and roads of the empire to proselytize the previously pagan Gentiles, who quickly became a majority of the religion's adherents. Although the Roman government of the first century crucified Christ and persecuted Christians, Rome's fourth- and fifth-century leaders encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout the Western world. In addition to making original contributions to administration, law, engineering, and architecture, the Romans modified and often improved the ideas they assimilated. Without the Roman sense of social responsibility to temper the individualism of Hellenistic Greece, classical culture might have perished, and without the Roman masses to proselytize and the social and material conditions necessary to this evangelism, Christianity itself might not have survived.

Holy Sh t Book
Score: 4
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Holy Sh t


  • Author : Melissa Mohr
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199908479

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Holy Sh t Book Description :

Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo. Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a *#$&!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome--which were remarkably similar to our own--and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explains the advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the US Senate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past? A gem of lexicography and cultural history, Holy Sh*t is a serious exploration of obscenity--and it also just might expand your repertoire of words to choose from the next time you shut your finger in the car door.

Who Were the Romans  Book

Who Were the Romans


  • Author : Phil Roxbee Cox
  • Publisher : Usborne
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1580864465

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Who Were the Romans Book Description :

Answers questions about everyday life in ancient Rome.

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 Book Description :

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.