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studies of the corn-supply of Rome during the late empire


Author: Emin Tengström

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789170420504

Category: History

Page: 105

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The Grain Market in the Roman Empire

A Social, Political and Economic Study


Author: Paul Erdkamp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139447683

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8115

This book explores the economic, social and political forces that shaped the grain market in the Roman Empire. Examining studies on food supply and the grain market in pre-industrial Europe, it addresses questions of productivity, division of labour, market relations and market integration. The social and political aspects of the Roman grain market are also considered. Dr Erdkamp illustrates how entitlement to food in Roman society was dependent on relations with the emperor, his representatives and the landowning aristocracy, and local rulers controlling the towns and hinterlands. He assesses the response of the Roman authorities to weaknesses in the grain market and looks at the implications of the failure of local harvests. By examining the subject from a contemporary perspective, this book will appeal not only to historians of ancient economies, but to all concerned with the economy of grain markets, a subject which still resonates today.

The Architecture of the Roman Empire: An urban appraisal


Author: William Lloyd MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300034707

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

View: 841

Examines Roman architecture as a party of overall urban design and looks at arches, public buildings, tombs, columns, stairs, plazas, and streets

From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565


Author: A. D Lee

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668357

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9812

A. D. Lee charts the significant developments which marked the transformation of Ancient Rome into medieval Byzantium.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome


Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080786904X

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 8366

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 the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.

Transport und Nachrichtentransfer im Römischen Reich


Author: Anne Kolb

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050048247

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 2070

Indem sich das Imperium Romanum aus einer Gemeinde am Tiber zum Weltreich entwickelte, entstanden in Wechselwirkung mit diesem Prozeß Strukturen und Institutionen des staatlichen Handelns, die die Beherrschung dieses Raumes erst möglich machten. Entstehung, Aufbau und Arbeitsweise der römischen Verwaltung sowie ihre sukzessive Veränderung lassen sich an einem Aufgabengebiet, das für den Zusammenhalt des Reiches von fundamentaler Bedeutung war, besonders gut verfolgen: an Transport und Nachrichtentransfer des Staates. Aus dem Inhalt: I. Frühformen 1. Vorrömische Organisationen 2. Die Zeit der Republik II. Der Cursus publicus 1. Entstehung der Institution 2. Nutzungsrecht 3. Finanzierung 4. Organisation 5. Infrastrukturrelle Basis 6. Spätere Entwicklung III. Transporte außerhalb des Cursus publicus 1. Die Beförderung der Annona 2. Reisen und Transporte des Kaiserhofes 3. Dienstreisen und weitere Transportaufgaben IV. Nachrichtentransfer des Staates 1. Umfang und Bedeutung 2. Kuriere des Staates 3. Methoden der Nachrichtenübermittlung 4. Nachrichtentransfer als Teil der Verwaltung V. Geschwindigkeiten 1. Reisen und Transporte 2. Nachrichtentransfer.

Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine


Author: Jack Pastor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134722648

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6734

Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine is a study of the economic crises throughout the Second Temple Period. It establishes that the single factor of the economy which united all aspects of life in ancient society was land. Through study of a wide variety of sources, including the New Testament and classical authors, Jack Pastor looks at who owned land, and how they came to possess it. He examines the various ramifications of landownership in ancient society to ascertain its effect on livelihoods, government policies and revenues. A special emphasis is placed on debt and famine as social and economic problems with ties to the landholding structure.

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre


Author: David L. Bomgardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113470738X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 2163

The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes. Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre offers a comprehensive picture of the origins, development, and eventual decline of the most typical and evocative of Roman monuments. With a detailed examination of the Colosseum, as well as case studies of significant sites from Italy, Gaul, Spain and Roman North Africa, the book is a fascinating gazetteer for the general reader as well as a valuable tool for students and academics.

The Romans

An Introduction


Author: Kevin M McGeough

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195379861

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 2222

In The Romans, Kevin M. McGeough approaches the centuries-long story of Rome thematically, exploring its geography, history, economics, social structures, material culture, and intellectual achievements. The book not only addresses such topics as historical personalities, forms of government, and religion, but also coinage, administrative organization, festivities, the art of leisure, death and burial rituals, and much more. Each chapter provides an up-to-date summary of our knowledge ofRoman civilization. Here, for example, are reports on a recent discovery of a complete ship found during the construction of the Naples subway; findings from the excavations of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in Rome; the discovery of a previously unknown emperor, thanks to a beachcomber's find of a huge stash of Roman coins; and a look at the controversy over the purported Ossuary of James, which seemed at first to offer archeological confirmation of the biblical story of Jesus. In-depth, up-to-the-minute, and fully accessible, The Romans is an ideal introduction to a fascinating and complex culture.

Diodorus' Mythistory and the Pagan Mission

Historiography and Culture-heroes in the First Pentad of the Bibliotheke


Author: Iris Sulimani

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004194061

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9788

Examining Diodorus Siculus’ historiographical methods and his representation of mythical culture-heroes, this study demonstrates the significant contribution of the author’s first pentad to his universal history and its importance as a supplement to our perception of Hellenistic civilization.

Die Bevölkerung Der Griechisch-Römischen Welt


Author: Julius Beloch

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270384772

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 1446

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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome


Author: Paul Erdkamp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896290

Category: History

Page: 625

View: 8218

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.

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD 14


Author: J. S Richardson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655336

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1610

Centring on the reign of the emperor Augustus, volume four is pivotal to the series, tracing of the changing shape of the entity that was ancient Rome through its political, cultural and economic history.

From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68


Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136922598

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 579

From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.

Life in Ancient Rome


Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399503283

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 6492

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