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

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

The Romans Book

The Romans

  • Author : Abigail Graham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317578444

The Romans Excerpt :

The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The thematic threads of individuals and events (political, social, legal, military conflicts) are considered and reconsidered in each chapter, providing continuity and illustrating how political, social, and legal norms change over time. This new edition contains extensive updated and revised material designed to evoke the themes and debates which resonate in both the ancient and modern worlds: class struggles, imperialism, constitutional power (checks & balances), the role of the family, slavery, urbanisation, and religious tolerance. Robust case studies with modern parallels push students to interpret and analyze historical events and serve as jumping off points for multifaceted discussion. New features include: Increased emphasis on developing skills in interpretation and analysis which can be used across all disciplines. Expanded historical coverage of Republican history and the Legacy of Rome. An expanded introduction to the ancient source materials, as well as a more focused and analytical approach to the evidence, which are designed to engage the reader further in his/her interaction and interpretation of the material. A dedicated focus on specific events in history that are revisited throughout the book that fosters a richer, more in-depth understanding of key events. New maps and a greater variety of illustrations have been added, as well as updated reading lists. A further appendix on Roman nomenclature and brief descriptions of Roman authors has also been provided. The book’s successful website has been updated with additional resources and images, including on-site videos from ancient sites and case studies which provide closer "tutorial" style treatment of specific top

The Roads of the Romans Book
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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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In Search of the Romans  Second Edition  Book

In Search of the Romans Second Edition

  • Author : James Renshaw
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474299923

In Search of the Romans Second Edition Excerpt :

In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources and copiously illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, now for the first time in colour, its opening two chapters guide the reader through the events of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the fall of the empire. Subsequent chapters introduce the most important aspects of the Roman world: the army and the provinces, religion, society, and entertainment; the final two chapters focus on Pompeii and Herculaneum, the two cities destroyed by Vesuvius. New to this edition are sections on the Augustan principate, on the Roman army, on life in the provinces and on engineering innovations, while the existing text is revised throughout. The narrative includes descriptions of many individuals from the Roman world, drawn from a variety of social settings. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Review questions challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as to compare them with those of their own society. The new edition is supported by a website that includes images, maps and timelines, further reading and related links.

The Romans Book

The Romans

  • Author : Kathryn Welch
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 0847821072

The Romans Excerpt :

Compact in size and modest in price, Rizzoli's new history series offers authoritative introductions to life in some of the world's most important ancient cultures. Introduces readers to the richness and diversity of daily physical and spiritual existence at the height of each of these cultures. Filled with anecdotes about real people and incidents that bear remarkable similarity to our own experiences.

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

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.

Lives of the Romans Book

Lives of the Romans

  • Author : Joanne Berry
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2008-11-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780500771709

Lives of the Romans Excerpt :

One hundred biographies reveal the mightiest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of its citizens. At its peak Rome's empire stretched across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, yet it started as a primitive encampment above a riverside marsh. This book spans the great chronological and geographical sweep of the Roman age and brings the reader face to face with those who helped create the empire, from consuls and commanders to ordinary soldiers, voters, and taxpayers. An extraordinary range of viewpoints is explored in these biographies. A centurion and a plasterer's wife share pages with the orator Cicero and the scholar Pliny the Elder, while a vestal virgin shares a chapter with Antinous, the boy-lover of Hadrian. Augustine, the church patriarch, and Constantine, Rome's first "Christian" emperor, rub shoulders with Julian the Apostate and Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, leader of the pagans. Roman women were the most liberated in the ancient world. They could wield massive power and influence, yet are often overlooked. Meet Servilia, Caesar's lover; Sulpicia, the teenage poet; Amazonia, the sword-swinging gladiator; and Cloelia, the girl who escaped captivity by swimming the Tiber. Lavishly illustrated with magnificent works of art, including portraits, sculptures, and Renaissance paintings of Roman scenes, this book reveals the real-life stories behind the rise and fall of Rome. Philip Matyszak teaches Roman History for the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge. He has written extensively on the ancient world. Joanne Berry teaches ancient history at Swansea University and is the author of The Complete Pompeii.

The Romans Book

The Romans

  • Author : John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Rome
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015028766148

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The Romans Book

The Romans

  • Author : Roy Burrell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0199171025

The Romans Excerpt :

Outlines the history of Rome from its founding by Romulus and Remus to the Barbarian invasions, and describes Roman government, warfare, culture, religion, and daily life.

The Roman s World Book

The Roman s World

  • Author : Frank Gardner Moore
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre: Rome
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : IOWA:31858023008836

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The Romans Book

The Romans

  • Author : Andrea Giardina
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1993-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 0226290492

The Romans Excerpt :

In this book, third in a series which includes Jacques Le Goff's Medieval Characters and Eugenio Garin's Renaissance Portraits, leading scholars search for the character of the ancient Romans through portraits of Rome's most typical personages. Essays on the politician, the soldier, the priest, the farmer, the slave, the merchant, and others together create a fresco of Roman society as it spanned 1300 years. Synthesizing a wealth of current research, The Romans surveys the most complex society ever to exist prior to the Industrial Age. Searching out the identity of the ancient Roman, the contributors describe an urbane figure at odds with his rustic peers, known for his warlike nature and his love of virtue, his magnanimity to foreigners and his predilection for cutting off his enemies' heads. Most important, perhaps, of the themes explored throughout this volume are those of freedom and slavery, of citizenship and humanitas. What results from the depictions Roman society through time and across its many constituent cultures is the variety of Roman identity in all its richness and depth. These masterful essays will engage the general reader as well as the specialist in history and culture.

Milton Among the Romans Book

Milton Among the Romans

  • Author : Richard J. DuRocher
  • Publisher : Duquesne
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055109188

Milton Among the Romans Excerpt :

In the 1640s, John Milton led a group of students through an extensive curriculum of ancient Latin authors. Together, they read works by ten Roman authors, including the four major agricultural writers (Cato, Varro, Columella, and Palladius), the naturalist Pliny, the architect Vitruvius, and the epic poets Lucretius and Manilius. While scholars have long known about Milton's academy, no one, until now, has undertaken to thoroughly examine the implications of its curriculum for our understanding of Milton's poetry. Here, Richard J. DuRocher provides the first such scholarly study of Milton's Latin tutorial. DuRocher's analysis works on at least two levels. First, this study establishes the pedagogical innovation of the curriculum itself. DuRocher argues that Milton's choice of the Roman texts indicated his emphasis on teaching practical skills, such as how to raise crops or build dwellings. However, at the same time, Milton followed the Romans in subordinating technical training to an encompassing moral vision, most notably of respect for the living Earth. Moreover, Milton's curriculum supported his twin educational aims as set forth in Of Education: to prepare students for lives of public service, and to lead them to knowledge of the divine by "orderly conning over" discreet elements of Creation. Second, Milton Among the Romans uncovers fresh sources and contexts for passages--many of them crucial ones--in Milton's own writings. For example, Roman agricultural manuals illuminate Milton's baffling depiction of the undying heavenly flora, "immortal Amaranth," in Paradise Lost. Reading Vitruvius may account for the surprisingly positive architectural features of the demonic temple, Pandemonium. Astrological metaphors drawn from Manilius's neglected epic, the Astronomica, provide heavenly precedents for both divorce in Milton's divorce tracts and for the mysterious spiritual marriage of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost. Drawing upon this previously unexamined evidence fro

The Romans Were Here Book

The Romans Were Here

  • Author : Jack Lindsay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1956
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B750745

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The World the Romans Knew Book

The World the Romans Knew

  • Author : Nigel H. H. Sitwell
  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Civilization, Ancient
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014581204

The World the Romans Knew Excerpt :

When most people think of the Roman Empire, they think of a vast expanse of peace and order, with the Roman legions ready to put down unrest of repel invaders - and they think of the world outside the Empire as uncivilised, peopled by barbarians. Beyond the frontiers of the Empire come the blank spaces on the map. 'Outside the Empire' describes these people and others, starting with the 'barbarous' Britons and Gauls on the north-west side of the world and working eastward to the great Chinese empire of the Han dynasty. It also describes the trade routes that linked ancient peoples together, and the goods they exchanged - amber from the Baltic, purple dye from Morocco, incense from Arabia, spices from the Indies, pearls from Ceylon, and silk brought along the famous Silk Road from China. Contents: 1. The Celts 2. The Germans 3. Eastern Europe 4. Africa 5. Arabia and the incense routes 6. The Parthians and Sasanians 7. India 8. South-East Asia and the Spice Routes 9. China 10. Central Asia and the Silk Routes.