Roman Civilization: The Empire
Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold's Roman Civilization is a classic. Originally published by Columbia University Press in 1955, the authors have undertaken another revision which takes into account recent work in the field. These volumes consist of selected primary documents from ancient Rome, covering a range of over 1,000 years of Roman culture, from the foundation of the city to its sacking by the Goths.
The selections cover a broad spectrum of Roman civilization, including literature, philosophy, religion, education, politics, military affairs, and economics. These English translations of literary, inscriptional, and papyrological sources, many of which are available nowhere else, create a mosaic of the brilliance, the beauty, and the power of Rome.
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Julius Caesar through Claudius had "privileges granted to the Jews of the Diaspora" (p. 395), as they did under the Persians and the Seleucids. "After the Jewish rebellion of 66-70 AD, however ... Leggi recensione completa
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I read these volumes in college while taking Roman history courses. I thought they were great companions to the introductory courses I was taking. The ably introduced documents, authors and excerpts ... Leggi recensione completa