From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68


Author: H. H. Scullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136783873

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8543

Scullard's clear and comprehensive narrative covers the period from 133 BC to 69 AD, exploring the decline and fall of the Republic, and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. More than forty years after its first publication this masterful survey remains the standard textbook on the central period of Roman history.

From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68


Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780416561005

Category: Rome

Page: 494

View: 1426

European Legal History

A Cultural and Political Perspective


Author: Randall Lesaffer,Jan Arriens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521877989

Category: History

Page: 549

View: 1579

This historical introduction to the civil law tradition considers the political and cultural context of Europe's legal history from its Roman roots. Political, diplomatic and constitutional developments are discussed, and the impacts of major cultural movements, such as scholasticism, humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law and jurisprudence are highlighted.

Classica et Mediaevalia vol.XLIII


Author: Henning Goldbæk

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772892368

Category: Middle East

Page: 315

View: 8506

Torben Vestergaard, Mogens Herman Hansen, Lene Rubenstein, Lars Bjertrup & Thomas Heine Nielsen: The Age-structure of Athenian Citizens Commemorated in Sepulchral Inscriptions Jens A. Krasilnikoff: Aegean Mercenaries in the Fourth to Second Centuries BC. A Study in Payment, Plunder and Logistics of Ancient Greek Armies Eberhard Ruschenbusch: Eine Richtigstellung zu V. Gabrielsen, Trierarchic Symmories, C&M XLI (1990) 89-118 Vincent Gabrielsen: Trierarchic Symmories. A Note Vincent Gabrielsen: The Status of Rhodioi in Hellenistic Rhodes Simon Laursen: Theocritus' Hymn to the Dioscuri. Unity and Intention Georg Græsholt: Philo of Alexandria. Some Typical Traits of his Jewish Identity Stig Bergquist: Considerations on Yields, the Distribution of Crops and the Size of Estates. Three Roman Agricultural Units John Barsby: The Stage Movements of 'Demipho' in the Greek Original of Terence Phormio 311ff Eva Maria Lassen: The Ultimate Crime. Parricidium and the Concept of Family in the Late Roman Republic and Early Empire Karin Hult: Marinus the Samaritan. A Study of Damascius Vit.Isid. fr. 141 Michale Whitby: The Era of Philip and the Cronicle of Zuqnin Ole L. Smith: Tricliniana II Panagiotis A. Agapitos: Byzantine Literature and Greek Philologists in the Nineteenth Century Geoffrey Nathan: The Last Emperor. The Fate of Romulus Augustulus Loren J. Samons II: The Vita Liutbirgae Neil Adkin: Alan of Lille on Walter of Châtillion. Anticlaudianus 1, 167-170

Why We're All Romans

The Roman Contribution to the Western World


Author: Carl J. Richard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742567801

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1040

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.

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

A People's History Of Ancient Rome


Author: Michael Parenti

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585567

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5366

Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in the background to the crime with fascinating detail about wider Roman society. In these pages we find reflections on the democratic struggle waged by Roman commoners, religious augury as an instrument of social control, the patriarchal oppression of women, and the political use of homophobic attacks. The Assassination of Julius Caesar offers a whole new perspective on an era we thought we knew well.

SPQR: A Roman Miscellany


Author: Anthony Everitt

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781855684

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2397

SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 500-odd entries range across every area of Roman life and society, from the Empress Livia's cure for tonsillitis to the most reliable Roman methods of contraception.

The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180


Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943849

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2004

Goodman presents a lucid and balanced picture of the Roman world examining the Roman empire from a variety of perspectives; cultural, political, civic, social and religious.

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition


Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893316

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 8393

Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

Ancient Chronologies the Roman Republic


Author: Richard McKenzie


ISBN: 1409204537

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 7331

Rome was always more than just a city, it was an idea. Its laws, government and religion came, through the growth of that idea, to dominate first Italy and then the known world. This book shows year by year how this happened. In it we experience the rise, evolution and eventual destruction of the Republic and encounter the heroes and villains of the period including the Patricians and the Plebeians; Caesar and Pompey; Scipio and Hannibal.

Res publica amissa

eine Studie zu Verfassung und Geschichte der späten römischen Republik


Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 382

View: 3780

History of the Roman People


Author: Allen M. Ward,Fritz M. Heichelheim,Cedric A. Yeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315511207

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1246

A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.

Die Entwicklung der außenpolitischen Beziehungen zwischen Rom und dem Partherreich in der Spätphase der julisch-claudischen Dynastie


Author: Robert Tanania

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638266702

Category: History

Page: 22

View: 4629

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, Note: 12 Punkte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Historische Fakultät), Veranstaltung: Semianar Kaiser Claudius, 26 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Gegensatz zu der Westgrenze des römischen Reichs, die aus ungeformten Staaten und armen und weniger urbanisierten "gentes" und Föderationen bestanden, waren die Staaten an der Ostgrenze von der Kultur und dem kommerziellen Handel der Griechen geprägt. Das Land Armenien lag weit außerhalb der römischen Einflussphäre und war eng verbunden mit dem Partherreich. Wenn man den antiken Historikern wie u.a. Tacitus Glauben schenkt, dann war Armenien von einer sehr pluralistischen Gesellschaftsstruktur geprägt und bestand aus vielen verschiedenen Stämmen und Ethnien. Augustus verstand es, mit diplomatischen Geschick die Beziehungen mit den Parthern auf einem guten Niveau zu halten. Der Autor erläutert in seiner Arbeit zunächst die geostrategische Lage Armeniens und das Erbe des Augustus. Sodann wird die Lage in der Frühphase (Tiberius und Gaius/Caligula) und in der Spätphase (Claudius und Nero) der julisch-claudischen Dynastie erklärt. Am Ende seiner Darstellung geht der Autor auf die Frage ein, ob nicht die Partherpolitik in der Spätphase der julisch-claudischen Dynastie nur eine Fortführung der augusteischen Partherpolitik war?

Roman Britain

Outpost of the Empire


Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780500274057

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5692

Combining classical scholarship with recent archeological discoveries, Scullard recreates what life was like in Roman Britain, detailing merchants' activities, the mixing of pagan and Christian religions, and the emergence of the city.


The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic


Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 808

Aufstieg und Untergang der Römischen Republik: Mit stilistischer Brillanz und historischem Scharfsinn erzählt Tom Holland die römische Geschichte von ihren etruskischen Anfängen bis zur Ermordung Caesars. »Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.« Ian McEwan »Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.« Uwe Walter »Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.« Books of the Year, Sunday Times »Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.« Independent on Sunday