Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins,Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 8962

Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece


Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195124910

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 9132

From the beginning of the Minoan civilization to the fall of the Greek states to the Romans by 30 B.C., this handy reference provides comprehensive access to over three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology. 179 halftones and linecuts.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816027552

Category: Rome

Page: 404

View: 1328

A one-stop reference tool for the history of the Roman Empire, covering 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt


Author: Ann Rosalie David

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195132151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

View: 5516

Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia


Author: Stephen Bertman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195183641

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 8541

Modern-day archaeological discoveries in the Near East continue to illuminate man's understanding of the ancient world. This illustrated handbook describes the culture, history, and people of Mesopotamia, as well as their struggle for survival and happiness.

Der Code der Pharaonen

der dramatische Wettlauf um die Entzifferung der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen


Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404642014


Page: 447

View: 1061

Everyday life in ancient Rome


Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Rome

Page: 207

View: 4707

Describes the daily life of Romans of all classes, their festivals, religious life, and family life.

Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe


Author: Sandra Sider

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195330846

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 5488

The word renaissance means "rebirth," and the most obvious example of this phenomenon was the regeneration of Europe's classical Roman roots. The Renaissance began in northern Italy in the late 14th century and culminated in England in the early 17th century. Emphasis on the dignity of man (though not of woman) and on human potential distinguished the Renaissance from the previous Middle Ages. In poetry and literature, individual thought and action were prevalent, while depictions of the human form became a touchstone of Renaissance art. In science and medicine the macrocosm and microcosm of the human condition inspired remarkable strides in research and discovery, and the Earth itself was explored, situating Europeans within a wider realm of possibilities. Organized thematically, the Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe covers all aspects of life in Renaissance Europe: History; religion; art and visual culture; architecture; literature and language; music; warfare; commerce; exploration and travel; science and medicine; education; daily life.

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801859922

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 9198

In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as Daily Life in Ancient Rome, includes two new chapters as well as full documentation of the sources.

Atlas of Classical History


Author: Richard J. A. Talbert

Publisher: London : Routledge

ISBN: 0415034639

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 8722

There is a long-felt need for an adequate Classical Atlas for the use of schools, students and scholars. Those available give brief coverage to the classical world, and their information is often out-of-date. This volume, with over 130 maps, is designed to meet that need. It covers the entire span from the Bronze Age in the Aegean to the reign of Constantine, and focuses not only upon political and military developments (with many battle plans), but also upon such varied aspects as archaeological discoveries, trade, colonization, and religion.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy


Author: Christer Bruun,Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0195336461

Category: Art

Page: 888

View: 9198

"Inscriptions are for anyone interested in the Roman world and Roman culture, whether they regard themselves as literary scholars, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, religious scholars or work in a field that touches on the Roman world from c. 500 BCE to 500 CE and beyond. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy is to show why inscriptions matter and to demonstrate to classicists and ancient historians, their graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, how to work with epigraphic sources"--

Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe


Author: Jane McIntosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195384768

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 3742

What we know of prehistoric Europe stems from archeological finds, ranging from cave paintings to the frozen body of a hunter exposed by a retreating glacier. This means that our knowledge is largely of the ordinary individual - the hunter-gatherer, farmer, or Metallurgist - rather than ofkings. In this intriguing book, Jane McIntosh gathers the results of recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research, covering all aspects of life in prehistoric Europe: the geography of the continent, economy, settlement, trade, transport, industry and crafts, religion, death and burial,warfare, language, the arts, and more. Throughout, McIntosh stresses the lives lived by the majority, rather than the privileged elite (as is so often the case in recorded history). Not that evidence of the latter is lacking: exquisite jewelry, elaborately woven cloth, and finely wrought weaponstell us a great deal about the rulers of this lost world. Including more than 75 illustrations and maps, the Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe provides an accessible introduction to the 7000-year period that immediately preceded the Roman Empire.

The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World


Author: Judith Evans Grubbs,Tim Parkin,Roslynne Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199781540

Category: Education

Page: 690

View: 1035

The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World is a comprehensive and forward-thinking study of an expanding subfield in classical studies

Ancient Rome Handbook. A historical guide for travelers


Author: Luisa Maesano

Publisher: goWare

ISBN: 8867976982

Category: Travel

Page: 546

View: 8401

Scipio, Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Marcus Aurelius ... what was the secret to their power? And the famous Republic, was it really democracy? How were the legions structured? Who exactly were the slaves, the gladiators and the barbarians? What caused the mighty Empire to finally fall? The Handbook is a comprehensive summary of ancient Rome’s history, organized in a totally new format that makes it understandable and easy to scroll. It is the compelling story of Rome from its humble beginnings to the fall of a dominant empire. The book is made up of brief paragraphs with a clear focus on events put into their political and social context. With more than 500 photographs all linked to Google Maps, "A History of Ancient Rome - Handbook for Travelers" couples the historical facts to the places where they actually occurred, making it a truly unique historical guide. The Handbook is an especially useful tool for an archaeological exploration of Rome. Using the internal links in the text you can quickly return to key passages, characters, clarify unfamiliar words and deepen political, military and social aspects of events. There is no shortage of curiosities and anecdotes. The Handbook never veers from the facts and is always reliably historical. The date abbreviations BC (before Christ) and AD (anno domini) are used throughout the book as they are most familiar to the author. The author apologizes for she is well aware of the modern terms BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) used by the academic community and NASA. These modern terms actually reflect historical correctness given that Christ’s birth date should be around 6 BCE. And why is that? Well, you’ll just have to check it out in the Handbook.

Bathing in Public in the Roman World


Author: Garrett G. Fagan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472088652

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 4206

An uninhibited glance into the extensive baths of Rome

Der tägliche Stoiker

366 nachdenkliche Betrachtungen über Weisheit, Beharrlichkeit und Lebensstil


Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920717

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 3806

Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Dictionary of Roman Religion


Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195142334

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2708

In this unique reference work, Roman religion is finally accorded its due and set in its full context. Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries. Among the topics covered are deities and spirits, festivals, sacrifices, temples, altars, cult objects, burial rites, writers on religion, and historical religious events. Different religions within the Roman world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, are also discussed. Illustrated, cross-referenced, and featuring a bibliography and glossary, this dictionary is both comprehensive and essential for students and researchers. The essays and suggestions for further reading also make this appealing to all who are interested in ancient religions, myths, and legends.

The Roman Empire


Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744250

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1307

No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he’s known for, Philip Matyszak traces the history of the Roman Empire from the fall of the Assyrians and the rise of the Roman republic through the ages of expansion, crisis, and eventual split. Breathing life into these extraordinary events, Matyszak explains how the vast empire operated: conquering, occupying, and naturalizing its subject peoples as citizens of Rome. He shows how this great empire developed a method of rule so sophisticated that loyalty to Rome remained strong even after its collapse, creating a legacy in politics, society, economics, and culture that lives on even today.

Life as a Gladiator

An Interactive History Adventure


Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429647841

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 917

"Describes the lives of gladiators in the Roman Empire. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of gladiators rebelling with Spartacus, training at a gladiator school in Pompeii, and trying to earn their freedom"--Provided by publisher.