The Oxford History of the Roman World

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OUP Oxford, Sep 27, 2001 - History - 518 pages
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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity.
Packed with fascinating detail and written by acknowledged experts in Roman history, the book expertly interweaves chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers. Reinforcing the book's historical framework are maps, diagrams, a useful chronology, and a full bibliography.
Taken as a whole, this rich work offers an indispensable resource on the history of one of the world's greatest empires.
 

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This book is a great introduction to Ancient Rome in a series of essays written by experts on antiquity. This book was very impressive in subject matter and I found the timeline at the end very ... Read full review

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Not the most recent publication but the quality of the research has stood the test of time. Still on many university reading lists. Read full review

Contents

EARLY ROME AND ITALY
13
THE EXPANSION OF ROME
50
CICERO AND ROME
90
THE POETS OF THE LATE REPUBLIC
121
THE FOUNDING OF THE EMPIRE
146
THE ARTS OF GOVERNMENT
180
AUGUSTAN POETRY AND SOCIETY
215
VIRGIL
245
THE EARLY
288
SILVER LATIN POETRY AND
317
LATER PHILOSOPHY
340
THE ARTS OF LIVING
362
ROMAN LIFE AND SOCIETY
388
ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
413
ON TAKING LEAVE
449
Index
507

ROMAN HISTORIANS
268

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Edited by John Boardman, Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, author of The Oxford History of Classical Art, Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, Jasper Griffin, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Classics, Balliol College, Oxford. and Oswyn Murray, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Ancient History, Balliol College, Oxford.

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