The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

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Peter V. Jones, Keith C. Sidwell
Cambridge University Press, Mar 6, 1997 - History - 405 pages
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The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. It covers all aspects of the city SH its rise to power, what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome. The book is particularly designed to serve as a background to Reading Latin (CUP 1986).
  

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The idea of Rome 75331 BC
1
Romes new kings 31 BC AD 476
49
Princeps and imperator
83
Governing Rome
112
The life of the city
140
Production and consumption
181
The Roman family
208
The Roman mind
235
Roman emperors
328
Latin and Greek writers
331
Crossreferences with the text of Reading Latin
347
Acknowledgements for illustrations
353
Index and glossary of Latin terms
358
General index
366
Topographical index
382
Index of personal names
387

Roman literature
262
Roman art and architecture
287
The ghosts of Rome
317

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About the author (1997)

Peter Jones is Director and Consultant Paediatrician at the Northern Regional Haemophilia Service, The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Keith Sidwell is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary. He has written on Greek drama, later Greek literature - including most recently Lucian: Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches (2004) - and on Neo-Latin writing and is a co-author of the Reading Greek and Reading Latin series, and author of Reading Medieval Latin (1995).

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