Ancient Rome


Author: Robert Snedden

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781599202976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 5097

"Covers the inventions and technology of the Ancient Roman Empire and how their ideas influenced technology today"--Provided by publisher.

Death in Ancient Rome


Author: Catharine Edwards

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300112085

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 2645

For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as a spectacle. Those deaths that figured in recorded history were almost invariably violent--murders, executions, suicides--and yet the most admired figures met their ends with exemplary calm, their last words set down for posterity. From noble deaths in civil war, mortal combat between gladiators, political execution and suicide, to the deathly dinner of Domitian, the harrowing deaths of women such as the mythical Lucretia and Nero’s mother Agrippina, as well as instances of Christian martyrdom, Edwards engagingly explores the culture of death in Roman literature and history.

Ancient Rome


Author: Rodolfo Lanciani

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846099066

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 2531

Reprint of the original, first published in 1888.

Technology of Ancient Rome


Author: Daniel C. Gedacht

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823967797

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 8412

Describes ancient Roman technological knowledge and some of its resulting achievements, concentrating on those affecting everyday life.

Ancient Rome


Author: Cindy Barden

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787705322

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 5137

Color Overheads Included! Welcome to the fascinating world of the Roman Empire and its master architects and builders, emperors, powerful gods and goddesses, myths, and gladiators. Explore the glory that was Rome, the civilization that conquered most of Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. The activities in this book provide insight into the history, religion, customs, culture, mythology, art, life, and beliefs of ancient Rome. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents.

Ancient Rome in So Many Words


Author: Christopher Francese

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781811538

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9425

The brief word-histories in this book are meant to provide background on some words that everyone learns when they study Latin, as well as some rarer terms that have interesting stories to tell about Roman culture. This book lists a new word or phrase that came into American English every year from 1975 to 1998, with a selection of early additions from 1497 to 1750, and discusses the history behind the adoption of each. Teachers and students of Latin can benefit from the slightly more formal, but still anecdotal, approach taken here to some key words in the Latin lexicon.

Ancient Rome as a Museum

Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting


Author: Steven Rutledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573239

Category: Art

Page: 395

View: 7967

Ancient Rome as a Museum considers how cultural objects from the Roman Empire came to reflect, construct, and challenge Roman perceptions of power and identity. Rutledge argues that Roman cultural values are indicated in part by what sort of materials Romans deemed worthy of display and how they chose to display, view, and preserve them.

Ancient Rome

Art, Architecture and History


Author: Ada Gabucci

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366569

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 9398

Rome continues to be the monumental expression of a legend. It is the eternal city where all roads of the ancient world converged, and through the millennia has been the model for the very concept of a universal empire. Through art, architecture, and urban planning, the empire expanded with an exceptional synthesis of technology, politics, law, and propaganda, conquering Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East. Accompanied by masterpieces of architecture, sculpture and painting and the words of illustrious figures, Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History follows the arc of the city and its civilization from their beginnings to their height and decline. Included are discussions of the emperor Augustus; the Julio-Claudian dynasty; the ill-fated town of Pompeii; the architecture and planning of the metropolis; the art and architecture of the provinces of Europe and North Africa; and the fall of the Western Empire and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire as the heir of Rome.

Ancient Rome

An Introductory History


Author: Paul A. Zoch

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806170352

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9728

The events and personalities of ancient Rome spring to life in this history, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the death of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180. Paul A. Zoch presents, in contemporary language, the history of Rome and the stories of its protagonists?such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so often omitted from more specialized studies. With an eye detail, Zoch guides his readers through the military campaigns and political developments that shaped Rome’s rise from a small Italian city to the greatest imperial power the world had ever known. We witness the long struggle against the enemy city of Carthage. We follow Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we observe the ebb and flow of Rome’s fortunes in the Hellenistic East. Writing with the belief that such stories contain moral lessons that are relevant today, Zoch presents a narrative that is both entertaining and informative. An afterword takes the history to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476.

Ancient Rome


Author: Simon James

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756606510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 1641

Full-color photos. "An excellent glossy catalogue of entertaining information about a civilization of antiquity. Family life, household effects, cosmetics, sports, children's dress and games--all these and more are on display in eye-filling spreads. Either read chronologically or browsed through, each page offers up a sterling visual feast guaranteed to spur discussion and provoke thinking about the early Romans."--"Kirkus. "

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome


Author: J. B. Campbell

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807834807

Category: History

Page: 585

View: 4881

Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores

Ancient Rome

A Sourcebook


Author: Matthew Dillon,Lynda Garland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136761365

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 4852

A companion volume to the highly successful and widely used Ancient Greece, this Sourcebook is a valuable resource for students at all levels studying ancient Rome. Lynda Garland and Matthew Dillon present an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Providing a comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political developments in the Roman Republic (509–44 BC) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources, but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic. All students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this textbook invaluable at all levels of study.

A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome


Author: L. Richardson, jr,Professor of Latin (Emeritus) L Richardson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801843006

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 4549

The first such dictionary since that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome defines and describes the known buildings and monuments, as well as the geographical and topographical features, of ancient Rome. It provides a concise history of each, with measurements, dates, and citations of significant ancient and modern sources.

Ancient Romans


Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756516444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 676

Examines how the Romans governed their empire and explores Roman fashion, arts, and crafts.

Ancient Rome


Author: Michelle Breyer

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557345767

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3832

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i, t.

Ancient Rome


Author: William E. Dunstan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568342

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 9944

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia. William E. Dunstan's compelling narrative balances political and cultural developments, as readers gain fascinating insights about daily life in the Roman world, ranging from the gossip people exchanged to their favorite authors, their passionate religious beliefs, and their clamor for bloodletting in the Colosseum. All readers interested in the classical world will find this a fascinating and compelling history.

Daily Life of the Ancient Romans


Author: David Matz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303265

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 3643

Discover the ins and outs of daily life in Ancient Rome through the eyes of the Romans themselves.


A History of Ancient Rome


Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 184765441X

Category: History

Page: 606

View: 9761

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'.

Laughter in Ancient Rome

On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up


Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520958209

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 665

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear—a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing—from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book—Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves. From ancient "monkey business" to the role of a chuckle in a culture of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. But she also reflects on even bigger historical questions. What kind of history of laughter can we possibly tell? Can we ever really "get" the Romans’ jokes?

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome


Author: Paul Erdkamp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896290

Category: History

Page: 625

View: 2430

Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. As the capital of the Roman Empire, it was clearly an exceptional city in terms of size, diversity and complexity. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are among its most famous features, this volume explores Rome primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived and died. The thirty-one chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists discuss issues ranging from the monuments and the games to the food and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated, the volume introduces groundbreaking new research against the background of current debates and is designed as a readable survey accessible in particular to undergraduates and non-specialists.