SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

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Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent

Daily Life of Christians in Ancient Rome

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Author: James William Ermatinger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335648

Category: History

Page: 201

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Christians in ancient Rome were a persecuted minority, living in community and sometimes in fear. Despite this, their daily lives were largely similar to that of the Romans they lived among. This volume explores the private and public daily lives of Christians in ancient Rome, from the death of Jesus to Emperor Constantine's legalization of Christianity in 354 C.E.

Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399503283

Category: History

Page: 207

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Examines the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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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.

Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Rome

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Author: Joan D. Barghusen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822532132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A historical exploration of events and daily life in Rome in both ancient and modern times.

Daily Life of the Ancient Romans

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Author: David Matz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303265

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 4752

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

Daily Life in the Roman City

Rome, Pompeii and Ostia

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Author: Gregory S. Aldrete

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331749

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 1080

Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801859922

Category: History

Page: 170

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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.

Home Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Daniel C. Gedacht

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823967780

Category: History

Page: 24

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What was life like For The ancient Romans? What were Roman families like? What was the role of women in Roman civilization? What was life like for children in the Roman Empire? All these questions and more will be answered for students in this volume. This book will provide interesting food for thought for readers as they compare their own lives to those who lived in Rome thousands of years ago.

Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Shilpa Mehta-Jones

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778720348

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1997

Examines ancient Rome and looks at how its politics, daily activities, art, religion, economy, and social structures worked together to form Roman culture.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Florence Dupont

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631193951

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 6123

This book, now available in paperback, concerns the everyday private and public lives of the citizens of ancient Rome. Drawing on a broad selection of contemporary sources, the author examines the institutions, actions and rituals of day to day life.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

The People and the City at the Height of the Empire

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Author: Jérôme Carcopino

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: City and town life

Page: 342

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"This classic book brings to life imperial Rome as it was during the second century A.D., the time of Trajan and Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. It was a period marked by lavish displays of wealth, a dazzling cultural mix, and the advent of Christianity. The splendor and squalor of the city, the spectacles and the day's routines are reconstructed from an immense fund of archaeological evidence and from vivid descriptions by ancient poets, satirists, letter-writers, and novelists - from Petronius to Pliny the Younger. In a new Introduction, the classicist Mary Beard appraises the book's enduring - and sometimes surprising - influence and its value for general readers and students. She also provides an up-to-date Bibliographic Essay."--BOOK JACKET.

Sexual Life In Ancient Rome

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Author: Kiefer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136181989

Category: History

Page: 400

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Secrets of Pompeii

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Emidio De Albentiis,Alfredo Foglia

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369418

Category: History

Page: 196

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The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided invaluable evidence of daily life, not only in Rome's provinces, but in its larger urban centers as well. This book provides a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time--at the theater, in the gymnasium, and in the baths and brothels. Illustrated with photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and carved reliefs, the book offers a glimpse into a lost world.

Life in Ancient Rome

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Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612309143

Category: History

Page: 232

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". . . gracefully written" - The New York Times Award-winning historian Lionel Casson paints a vivid portrait of life in ancient Rome - for slaves and emperors, soldiers and commanders alike - during the empire's greatest period, the first and second centuries A.D.

Living in Ancient Rome

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Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737714579

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 4846

Presents essays and primary and secondary documents that examine various aspects of life in ancient Rome, including home life, the role of slaves, religious beliefs, wedding celebrations, and athletic activities.

A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome

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Author: Alberto Angela

Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933372716

Category: History

Page: 384

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This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.

Sexual Life in Ancient Rome 1952

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Author: Otto Kiefer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780766136434

Category: Rome

Page: 424

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The psychological basis of the Roman Empire was a ruthless, frequently sadistic "will to power." This impulse is highly manifest in Ancient Roman attitudes towards sex. After describing women's position in Roman society, Otto Kiefer skilfully surveys the crypto-sexual satisfaction derived by Romans from a range of activities: the sadistic treatment of slaves, savage public executions involving crucifixion and the mauling of naked, unarmed prisoners by wild beasts, and almost incredible mass-gladiatorial combats. The strong sexual element in Roman religion receives attention, as do the varying attitudes towards sex of Rome's major writers. A gallery of Emperors and Empresses complete with their often bizarre tastes, is included and Otto Kiefer takes a critical look at the notion that Rome's sexual excesses contributed to its decline and fall.