Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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OUP USA, 1998 - History - 404 pages
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This handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD, including information that is hard to find and even harder to decipher. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome provides a unique look at a civilization whose art, literature, law, and engineering influenced the whole of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and beyond. The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts; the many Roman religions and festivals; the Roman system of personal names; contemporary poets and historians; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, as well as more than 125 site-specific photographs and line drawings. Maps chart the expansion and contraction of the territory from the foundation city of Rome itself to the Byzantine Empire and the ultimate decline of the West. Combining both archaeological and historical evidence, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome is perfect for anyone interested in Roman history, the classics, or an overview of the amazing period in which the Romans ruled.
 

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This is a handy, encyclopedic survey of the Romans. Archaeologists Lesley and Roy Adkins previously published a Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in ... Read full review

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this is very good
and very informative and i got good marks thanksyou

Contents

of a charter to a kneeling official
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TABLES
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Obverse of a denarius of Augustus
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INTRODUCTION
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REPUBLIC AND EMPIRE
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VaisonlaRomaine Provence
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Ostia
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Reverse of an as of Nero showing
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fin with dancing and music
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tetrarchy portraying Diocletian Max
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MILITARY AFFAIRS
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dors with drains beneath the imperial
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jars at Herculaneum
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which hot air passed from the furnace
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Hadrian around AD 125
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women attend their mistress
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WRITTEN EVIDENCE
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TABLES
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RELIGION
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TRAVEL AND TRADE
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Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books together including Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece.

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