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Rome

Author : Amanda Claridge
ISBN : 9780191501388
Genre : Architecture
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The city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world, capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the centre of Christian Europe. This guide provides: · Coverage of all the important sites in the city from 800 BC to AD 600 and the start of the early middle ages, drawing on the latest discoveries and the best of recent scholarship · Over 220 high-quality maps, site plans, diagrams and photographs · Sites divided into fourteen main areas, with star ratings to help you plan and prioritize your visit: Roman Forum; Upper Via Sacra; Palatine; Imperial Forums; Campus Martius; Capitoline Hill; Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus; Colosseum and Esquiline hill; Caelian hill and the inner via Appia; Lateran to Porta Maggiore; Viminal hill; Pyramid to Testaccio; the outer via Appia; other outlying sites; Museums and Catacombs. · Introduction offering essential background to the history and culture of ancient Rome, placing the city in the context of the development of the empire, highlighting the nature of Roman achievement, and explaining how Rome came to be the largest city in the ancient world. · Comprehensive glossaries of Rome's building materials, techniques and building types, a chronological table of kings, emperors, and the early popes, information about opening times, references and suggestions for further reading and a detailed user-friendly index. For this new edition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in the past decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.

Rome

Author : Rose Marie San Juan
ISBN : 0816637911
Genre : History
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"Focusing on images and descriptions of movement and spectacle - everyday street activities, congregations in market piazzas, life in the Jewish ghetto and the plague hospital, papal and other ceremonial processions, public punishment, and pilgrimage routes - Rose Marie San Juan uncovers the social tensions and conflicts within seventeenth-century Roman society that are both concealed within and prompted by mass-produced representations of the city. These depictions of Rome - guidebooks, street posters, broadsheets and brochures, topographic and thematic maps, city views, and collectible images of landmarks and other famous sights - redefined the ways in which public space was experienced, controlled, and utilized, encouraging tourists, pilgrims, and penitents while constraining the activities and movements of women, merchants, dissidents, and Jews."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Life In Ancient Rome

Author : Frank Richard Cowell
ISBN : 0399503285
Genre : History
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Examines the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics.

Rome The Cosmopolis

Author : Catharine Edwards
ISBN : 0521030110
Genre : Art
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Rome stands today for an empire and for a city. The essays gathered in this volume explore some of the many ways in which the two were interwoven. Rome was fed, beautified and enriched by empire just as it was swollen, polluted, infected and occupied by it. Empire was paraded in the streets of Rome, and exhibited in the city's buildings. Empire also made the city ineradicably foreign, polyglot, an alien capital, and a focus for un-Roman activities. The city was where the Roman cosmos was most concentrated, and so was most contested. Deploying a range of methodologies on materials ranging from Egyptian obelisks to human skeletal remains, via Christian art and Latin poetry, the contributors to this volume weave a series of pathways through the world-city, exploring the different kinds of centrality Rome had in the empire. The result is a startlingly original picture of both empire and city.

Religions Of Rome Volume 1 A History

Author : Mary Beard
ISBN : 0521316820
Genre : History
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A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.

Myth History And Culture In Republican Rome

Author : Lecturer in Classics Emma Gee
ISBN : 0859896625
Genre : History
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In this collection of essays, an international team of outstanding scholars engage with the ideas and methods of Professor Peter Wiseman's past and present work. They provide a sustained response to the work of one of the most widely respected Roman historians of this generation. The contributions range over myth (Corialanus and Remus), the interplay between historiography, literature and myth-making (on Cleopatra, for instance), and art and story-telling at Boscoreale. They explore Roman drama (Pacuvius) and links between drama and Virgil's Aeneid; they discuss Catullus in Bithynia and Cicero on Greek and Roman culture. Professor Wiseman has been at the forefront of innovative research in Roman history, historiography, literature in context, drama and myth, for many years. His work is marked by the combination of a powerful historical imagination with an acute sense of the limitations of our knowledge and of the need to negotiate with the complexity of our sources.

Religions Of Rome Volume 2 A Sourcebook

Author : Mary Beard
ISBN : 0521456460
Genre : History
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This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire.

Spectacles Of Death In Ancient Rome

Author : Donald G. Kyle
ISBN : 0415248426
Genre : History
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Rome killed many thousands of people & animals in elaborate public spectacles. This provocative book asks not only who the victims were, and why they were killed in such a brutal fashion, but what happened to their bodies.

Rome

Author : Jonathan Boardman
ISBN : UCSC:32106016943752
Genre : Popular culture
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A guide to the art, history and culture of Rome. It shows how Rome rose from the ashes to become the arbiter of renaissance and taste, and how it continues to grow. The book covers religion and politics in the city, and it doesn't forget the local Roma-Lazio football derby.

Death In Ancient Rome

Author : Catharine Edwards
ISBN : 0300112084
Genre : History
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For the Romans, the manner of a person's death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as a spectacle. Those deaths that figured in recorded history were almost invariably violent--murders, executions, suicides--and yet the most admired figures met their ends with exemplary calm, their last words set down for posterity. From noble deaths in civil war, mortal combat between gladiators, political execution and suicide, to the deathly dinner of Domitian, the harrowing deaths of women such as the mythical Lucretia and Nero's mother Agrippina, as well as instances of Christian martyrdom, Edwards engagingly explores the culture of death in Roman literature and history.

A New Topographical Dictionary Of Ancient Rome

Author : L. Richardson, jr
ISBN : 0801843006
Genre : Architecture
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The first such dictionary since that of Platner and Ashby in 1929, A New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome defines and describes the known buildings and monuments, as well as the geographical and topographical features, of ancient Rome. It provides a concise history of each, with measurements, dates, and citations of significant ancient and modern sources.

Daily Life In Ancient And Modern Rome

Author : Joan D. Barghusen
ISBN : 0822532131
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A historical exploration of events and daily life in Rome in both ancient and modern times.

Ancient Rome

Author : Christopher S. Mackay
ISBN : 0521809185
Genre : History
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Traces the political and military history of Roman Republic and Empire, from the Italian Iron Age to the last emperor in 476 A.D., examining the link between political institutions and military campaigns, the rise of Christianity, the eventual downfall of the western empire, and other key topics.

Prostitution Sexuality And The Law In Ancient Rome

Author : Thomas A. J. McGinn
ISBN : 0195161327
Genre : History
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This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.

Rome For Dummies

Author : Bruce Murphy
ISBN : 9780470285114
Genre : Travel
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Handbook To Life In Ancient Rome

Author : Lesley Adkins
ISBN : 0195123328
Genre : History
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A one-volume reference on the history of the Roman Empire covers more than 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

A Day In Old Rome

Author : William Stearns Davis
ISBN : 0819601063
Genre : History
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Descriptions of daily Roman life including details about marriage, homes, food, costume, slaves, physicians, and libraries

Ancient Rome

Author : Paul A. Zoch
ISBN : 0806132876
Genre : History
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The events and personalities of ancient Rome spring to life in this history. Paul A. Zoch presents, in contemporary language, the history of Rome and the stories of its protagonists such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so often omitted from more specialized studies.

Ancient Rome

Author : Matthew Dillon
ISBN : 0415224586
Genre : History
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Presents a collection of source material documenting the history and civilization of ancient Rome.

The Seven Hills Of Rome

Author : Grant Heiken
ISBN : 0691069956
Genre : History
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From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of Rome--the geology now hidden by the modern city. This book demonstrates the important link between the history of Rome and its geologic setting in a lively, fact-filled narrative sure to interest geology and history buffs and travelers alike. The authors point out that Rome possessed many geographic advantages over surrounding areas: proximity to a major river with access to the sea, plateaus for protection, nearby sources of building materials, and most significantly, clean drinking water from springs in the Apennines. Even the resiliency of Rome's architecture and the stability of life on its hills are underscored by the city's geologic framework. If carried along with a good city map, this book will expand the understanding of travelers who explore the eternal city's streets. Chapters are arranged geographically, based on each of the seven hills, the Tiber floodplain, ancient creeks that dissected the plateau, and ridges that rise above the right bank. As an added bonus, the last chapter consists of three field trips around the center of Rome, which can be enjoyed on foot or by using public transportation. -- "Choice"

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