Laurea internationalis


Author: Jochen Bleicken

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515080958

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 3405

German, English, French and Italian contributions.

From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565


Author: A. D Lee

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668357

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 2293

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

Transport und Nachrichtentransfer im Römischen Reich


Author: Anne Kolb

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050048247

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 2636

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.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome


Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080786904X

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1218

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.

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre


Author: David L. Bomgardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113470738X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9274

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 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: 9079

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.

Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine


Author: Jack Pastor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134722648

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6836

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.

Ancient Rome

City Planning and Administration


Author: O. F. Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134844948

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9029

Rome was a huge city. Running it required not only public works and services but also specialised law. This innovative work traces the development of that law and system in the main areas of administration. The book incorporates and develops previous historical and topographical works by relating their findings to the Roman legal framework, building up a portrait of public administration, unusually comprehensive for the ancient world.

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans

Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean


Author: J. Donald Hughes

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412128

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9365

In this dramatically revised and expanded second edition of the work entitled Pan’s Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from their exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as areas subject to their influences, Hughes offers a detailed look at the impact of humans and their technologies on the ecology of the Mediterranean basin. Evidence of deforestation in ancient Greece, the remains of Roman aqueducts and mines, and paintings on centuries-old pottery that depict agricultural activities document ancient actions that resulted in detrimental consequences to the environment. Hughes compares the ancient world's environmental problems to other persistent social problems and discusses attitudes toward nature expressed in Greek and Latin literature. In addition to extensive revisions based on the latest research, this new edition includes photographs from Hughes's worldwide excursions, a new chapter on warfare and the environment, and an updated bibliography.

The Architecture of the Roman Empire


Author: William Lloyd MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300034707

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

View: 9074

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

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD 14


Author: J. S Richardson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655336

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7942

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: 1579

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: 6974

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



Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448114713

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 2015

Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a generation before the birth of Christ. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff's is a luminous reconstruction of a dazzling life.

Ancient Rome at Work

An Economic History of Rome From the Origins to the Empire


Author: Paul Louis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136603514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9632

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Public Order in Ancient Rome


Author: Wilfried Nippel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387491

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 7613

The absence of a professional police force in the city of Rome in classical times is often identified as a major cause of the collapse of the Republic. But this alleged "structural weakness" was not removed by the Emperor Augustus and his successors, and was in fact shared with other premodern states. In this critical new study of the system of law and order in ancient Rome in both the republican and imperial periods, Wilfried Nippel identifies the mechanisms of self-regulation that operated as a stabilizing force within Roman society.

Inter cives necnon peregrinos


Author: Jan Hallebeek,Martin Schermaier,Roberto Fiori,Ernest Metzger,Jean-Pierre Coriat

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 384700302X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 856

View: 7728

Roman law of antiquity in its broadest sense