Roman Civilization: Selected Readings, Volume 2

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Naphtali Lewis, Meyer Reinhold
Columbia University Press, 1990 - History - 674 pages
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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 f 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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Contents

Imperial
1
Economic Life
76
Society and Culture
135
Life in
231
Women in the Roman World
338
The Crisis of the Third Century and the Emergence
372
The Roman Army
444
Roman Law
498
The Conflict of Religions and the Triumph of Christianity
514
The Last Stand of Paganism and the Consolidation
583
Coins
631
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About the author (1990)

Naphtali Lewis is professor of classical studies at Boston University.

Meyer Reinhold is University Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University.

Both are distinguished classicists and have written numerous books and articles during their careers.

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