In Search of the Romans

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2012 - History - 376 pages

In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources and copiously illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, it introduces six key areas of the Roman world: history, religion, society, entertainment, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. Each chapter can be read independently, although there are many cross-references and links between them.

There are also useful Appendices on the city of Rome, Roman politics, currency values, clothing, and the calendar. Review questions throughout the book challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as comparing them with those of their own society.

In Search of the Romans is essential reading for teachers and students of Classical Civilisation.

 

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Contents

1 A History of Rome
1
2 Roman Religion
61
3 Roman Society
125
4 Roman Entertainment
193
5 Pompeii
255
6 Herculaneum
325
Appendixes
349
Chronology
372
Index
375
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About the author (2012)

James Renshaw teaches Classics at Godolphin and Latymer School, UK. His books include In Search of the Greeks (2nd edn, Bloomsbury, 2015) and he is General Editor of the suite of books for OCR Classical Civilisation and Ancient History (Bloomsbury, 2017).

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