As The Romans Did

As The Romans Did

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Describes daily life in Rome, discussing marriage, education, occupations, and entertainment.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Jo-Ann Shelton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
File : 483 Pages
ISBN : 019508974X


As The Romans Did

As The Romans Did

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Revised to include new selections and updated bibliographical material, the second edition of this popular sourcebook offers a rich, revealing look at everyday Roman life. It provides clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents drawn from Latin and Greek source material--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection has been translated into readable, contemporary English. This edition includes more than 50 additional selections that introduce new topics and expand coverage of existing topics. In addition, the commentary on all the selections has been revised to reflect the recent scholarship of social and cultural historians. Extensive annotations, abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, cross-references to related topics, and a newly-updated bibliography provide readers with the historical and cultural background material necessary to appreciate the selections. Arranged thematically into chapters on family life, housing, education, entertainment, religion, and other important topics, the translations reveal the ambitions and aspirations not only of the upper class, but of the average Roman citizen as well. They tell of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies and also of the pleasures and hardships of everyday life. Wide-ranging and lively, the second edition of As the Romans Did offers the most lucid account available of Roman life in all its diversity. Ideal for courses in Ancient Roman History, Social History of Rome, Roman Civilization, and Classics, it will also appeal to readers interested in ancient history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Jo-Ann Shelton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
File : 483 Pages
ISBN : 0195089731


What Did The Romans Know

What Did The Romans Know

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What did the Romans know about their world? Quite a lot, as Daryn Lehoux makes clear in this fascinating and much-needed contribution to the history and philosophy of ancient science. Lehoux contends that even though many of the Romans’ views about the natural world have no place in modern science—the umbrella-footed monsters and dog-headed people that roamed the earth and the stars that foretold human destinies—their claims turn out not to be so radically different from our own. Lehoux draws upon a wide range of sources from what is unquestionably the most prolific period of ancient science, from the first century BC to the second century AD. He begins with Cicero’s theologico-philosophical trilogy On the Nature of the Gods, On Divination, and On Fate, illustrating how Cicero’s engagement with nature is closely related to his concerns in politics, religion, and law. Lehoux then guides readers through highly technical works by Galen and Ptolemy, as well as the more philosophically oriented physics and cosmologies of Lucretius, Plutarch, and Seneca, all the while exploring the complex interrelationships between the objects of scientific inquiry and the norms, processes, and structures of that inquiry. This includes not only the tools and methods the Romans used to investigate nature, but also the Romans’ cultural, intellectual, political, and religious perspectives. Lehoux concludes by sketching a methodology that uses the historical material he has carefully explained to directly engage the philosophical questions of incommensurability, realism, and relativism. By situating Roman arguments about the natural world in their larger philosophical, political, and rhetorical contexts, What Did the Romans Know? demonstrates that the Romans had sophisticated and novel approaches to nature, approaches that were empirically rigorous, philosophically rich, and epistemologically complex.

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Genre : History
Author by : Daryn Lehoux
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-03-15
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780226471150


What The Romans Did For Us

What The Romans Did For Us

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This book accompany's the series What The Romas Did For Us - a 6 x 30 BBC2 documentary fronted by Adam Hart-Davis - with an in-depth illustrated history of the Roman occupation, how each technological invention was utilized by the Romans and how they compare to our own technology today.

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Genre : History
Author by : Philip Wilkinson
Publisher : Pan Macmillan Adult
Release : 2001
File : 160 Pages
ISBN : 075226172X


The Christians As The Romans Saw Them

The Christians As The Romans Saw Them

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This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Robert Louis Wilken
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2003-01-01
File : 214 Pages
ISBN : 0300098391


The Epistle Of Paul The Apostle To The Romans

The Epistle Of Paul The Apostle To The Romans

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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

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Genre : Bibles
Author by : Ruth Rendell
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
File : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9780857861085


As The Romans Do

As The Romans Do

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A celebration of the character and style of one of the world's most spectacular cities! This vibrant insider's view of the most mature city on earth is the perfect companion for anyone who loves anything Italian. In 1995, after a twenty-year love affair with Italy, Alan Epstein fulfilled his dream to live in Rome. In As the Romans Do, he celebrates the spirit of this stylish, dramatic, ancient city that formed the hub of a far-flung empire and introduced the Mediterranean culture to the rest of the world. He also reveals today's Roman men and women in all their appealing contradictions: their gregarious caffe culture; inborn artistic flair; passionate appreciation of good food; instinctive mistrust of technology; showy sex appeal; ingrained charm and expressiveness; surprisingly unusual attitudes toward marriage and religion; and much, much more. A celebration of the character and style of one of the world's most spectacular citiesThis vibrant insider's view of the most mature city on earth is the perfect companion for anyone who loves anything Italian. In 1995, after a twenty-year love affair with Italy, Alan Epstein fulfilled his dream to live in Rome. In As the Romans Do, he celebrates the spirit of this stylish, dramatic, ancient city that formed the hub of a far-flung empire and introduced the Mediterranean culture to the rest of the world. He also reveals today's Roman men and women in all their appealing contradictions: their gregarious caffe culture; inborn artistic flair; passionate appreciation of good food; instinctive mistrust of technology; showy sex appeal; ingrained charm and expressiveness; surprisingly unusual attitudes toward marriage and religion; and much, much more.

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Genre : Travel
Author by : Alan Epstein
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 2000-03-22
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 0688172725


What The Romans Did For Us

What The Romans Did For Us

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From takeaways to motorways, the Romans brought with them a variety of ideas and inventions that changed the way we live.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Alison Hawes
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-07-01
File : 24 Pages
ISBN : 9781408112861


Are We Rome

Are We Rome

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What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’s doing the talking, the history of Rome serves as either a triumphal call to action—or a dire warning of imminent collapse. In this “provocative and lively” book, Cullen Murphy points out that today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place, and reveals a wide array of similarities between the two societies (The New York Times). Looking at the blinkered, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of bribery in public life; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of privatization, Murphy persuasively argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside—two things that must be changed if we are to avoid Rome’s fate. “Are We Rome? is just about a perfect book. . . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Cullen Murphy
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2008-05-05
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780547527079


The Roads Of The Romans

The Roads Of The Romans

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Genre : Art
Author by : Professor of Etruscan Studies and Italian Antiquities Romolo Augusto Staccioli
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2003
File : 132 Pages
ISBN : 0892367326