Ancient Rome

Using Evidence

Author: Pamela Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793919

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 664

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This text presents a detailed coverage of three crucial centuries in the history of the Roman people: the second and first centuries BC and the first century AD. It examines major issues including the development of the Roman republican form of government, Rome's expansion in the Mediterranean, the decline of the republic, the founding of the principate and the Julio-Claudian period. The introductory chapters will familiarise students with the source material and give them an understanding of those events and influences which played a large part in moulding the character of the Romans and the nature of their institutions. These chapters are essential reading for any student who wishes to understand clearly the complicated political history of the second and first centuries BC. The ancient sources and archaeological material serve both to describe events and to allow students to evaluate and interpret historical documents and pictorial evidence. Throughout the text exercises enable students to recognise differing interpretations, distinguish between fact and opinion and discern bias.
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Ancient Rome

Using Evidence

Author: Pamela Bradley

Publisher: Lubrecht & Cramer Limited

ISBN: 9780713183283

Category: Historiography

Page: 644

View: 5261

A coverage of three crucial centuries in the history of the Roman people, (2nd BC to 1st AD). The major topic areas include the development of the Roman republican form of government, Rome's expansion in the Mediterranean, the decline of the Republic, the founding of the Principate and the Julio/Claudian period.
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Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882946

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 5532

This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.
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Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080786904X

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 9429

Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores the role and influence of rivers and their surrounding landscape on the society and culture of the Roman Empire. Examining artistic representations of rivers, related architecture, and the work of ancient geographers and topographers, as well as writers who describe rivers, Campbell reveals how Romans defined the geographical areas they conquered and how geography and natural surroundings related to their society and activities. In addition, he illuminates the prominence and value of rivers in the control and expansion of the Roman Empire--through the legal regulation of riverine activities, the exploitation of rivers in military tactics, and the use of rivers as routes of communication and movement. Campbell shows how a technological understanding of--and even mastery over--the forces of the river helped Rome rise to its central place in the ancient world.
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Aspects of Roman History 82BC–AD14

A Source-based Approach

Author: Mark Everson Davies,Hilary Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135151598

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 8567

Aspects of Roman History 82BC–AD14 examines the political and military history of Rome and its empire in the Ciceronian and Augustan ages. It is an indispensable introduction to this central period of Roman History for all students of Roman history, from pre-university to undergraduate level. This is the first book since H.H. Scullard’s From the Gracchi to Nero, published two generations ago, to offer a full introductory account of one of the most compelling and vital periods in the history of Europe. Aspects of Roman History 82BC–AD14: brings to life the great figures of Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Cleopatra and Augustus, and explores how power was gained, used and abused covers the lives of women and slaves, the running of the empire and the lives of provincials, and religion, culture and propaganda offers both a survey of the main topics and a detailed narrative through the close examination of sources introduces students to the problems of interpreting evidence, and helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to further the study of ancient history.
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The Jews in Late Ancient Rome

Evidence of Cultural Interaction in the Roman Diaspora

Author: Leonard Victor Rutgers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004119284

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 5785

It was long believed that Roman Jews lived in complete isolation. This book offers a refutation of this thesis. It focuses on the Jewish community in third and fourth-century Rome, and in particular on how this community related to the larger, non-Jewish world that surrounded it. Jewish archaeological remains and Jewish funerary inscriptions from Rome are examined from various angles, and compared to pagan and early Christian material and epigraphical remains. The author has shown great comprehensiveness, thoroughness, and accuracy in examining this epigraphic evidence. He also discusses the enigmatic legal treatise called the Collatio. This volume proposes a new way in which the relationship between Jews and non-Jews in late antiquity can be studied. As such, it is an important and useful addition to the literature on Roman Jewry in the middle Empire.
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The Roman Emperor Gaius "Caligula" and His Hellenistic Aspirations

Author: Geoff W. Adams

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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The Roman Emperor Gaius 'Caligula' and his Hellenistic Aspirations examines one of the most notorious of Roman Emperors in light of his rather unconventional upbringing in the Eastern Provinces of the Roman Empire. The study has sought to use the ancient evidence in order to reassess the context in which the young Gaius Caligula was raised particularly in relation to the influence of his father, Germanicus.
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The Archaeology of the Roman Economy

Author: Kevin Greene

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520074019

Category: History

Page: 192

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Kevin Greene shows how archaeology can help provide a more balanced view of the Roman economy by informing the classical historian about geographical areas and classes of society that received little attention from the largely aristocratic classical writers whose work survives.
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JACT Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896114

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 9769

This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancientEgypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Romanperiods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries andnew illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and siteplans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: thehistory of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric andpharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography,resources, and environment; and seven chapters organizedchronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites andevidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as theconstructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process ofmummification
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The Beginnings of Rome

Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

Author: Tim Cornell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754954

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6110

Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome. The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as: Rome’s relations with the Etruscans the conflict between patricians and plebeians the causes of Roman imperialism the growth of slave-based economy. Answering the need for raising acute questions and providing an analysis of the many different kinds of archaeological evidence with literary sources, this is the most comprehensive study of the subject available, and is essential reading for students of Roman history.
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A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

Author: Barbara K. Gold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 580

View: 6147

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy is the first comprehensivework dedicated solely to the study of love elegy. The genre isexplored through 33 original essays thatoffer new and innovativeapproaches to specific elegists and the discipline as awhole. Contributors represent a range of established names and youngerscholars, all of whom are respected experts in their fields Contains original, never before published essays, which areboth accessible to a wide audience and offer a new approach to thelove elegists and their work Includes 33 essays on the Roman elegists Catullus, Tibullus,Propertius, Sulpicia, and Ovid, as well as their Greek and Romanpredecessors and later writers who were influenced by theirwork Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in Roman elegyfrom scholars who have used a variety of critical approaches toopen up new avenues of understanding
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Leveled Texts: Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425870678

Category: Social Science

Page: 9

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All students can learn about ancient Rome through text written at four reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.
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Salters GCSE Science

Y11

Author: N.A

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435629533

Category: Science

Page: 211

View: 6053

This student book for year 11 provides all the information needed to cover the specification for GCSE science. It is interactive and includes questions and exercises.
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Off with Her Head!

The Denial of Women's Identity in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Author: Howard Eilberg-Schwartz,Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520088405

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Whereas many books look at how women's bodies are represented in different religions and cultures around the world, this work explores the site of a woman's voice and identity, her head. The female head threatens to disrupt the classic gender distinctions that link men to speech, identity, and mind while relegating women to silence, anonymity, and flesh. The contributors to this collection argue that the objectification of women as sexual and reproductive bodies results in their symbolic beheading. Decapitation occurs symbolically in myths as well as in actual practices such as veiling, head covering, and cosmetic highlighting, which by sexualizing a woman's face turns it into an extension of her body. The essays explore how similar treatments of the female head find their unique articulation in diverse religious traditions and cultures: in Hindu myths of beheading, in Buddhist and Tantric practices and poetry about the hair of female nuns, in the resistance to veiling by early Christian women at Corinth, in contemporary veiling practices in a Turkish village, in the eroticization of the female mouth in ancient Judaism, and in Greek and Roman cosmetic practices. Together these essays show how the depiction of the female head is critical for an understanding of gender and its influence on other fundamental religious and cultural issues.
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The Roman Cavalry

Author: Karen R. Dixon,Pat Southern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135114072

Category: History

Page: 276

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The cavalry was a vital part of the army of Rome and it played a significant role in the expansion and success of the Roman Empire. Karen R. Dixon and Pat Southern describe the origins of the mounted units of the Roman army and trace their development from temporary allied troops to the regular alae and cohorts. They have drawn together evidence from a wide variety of sources: archaeological, epigraphic and literary, as well as comparing ancient testimony with more recent experience of the use of cavalry. The book covers the subject from the perspective of both the men and the horses. How were the horses selected and disposed of; how were they trained, stabled and fed? How were the men recruited, organized and equipped; and what were the conditions of service for a Roman cavalryman? The cavalry had to be employed in peacetime and this is discussed as well as its role in war. The image of the Roman cavalry is often one of excitement and glory but the authors are aware that a true picture must not overlook the routine and the suffering. This book provides a comprehensive account of the Roman cavalry and the current state of knowledge concerning it. The wide selection of illustrations includes original drawings by Karen R. Dixon.
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Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress

An Interdisciplinary Anthology

Author: Mary Harlow,Marie-Louise Nosch

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977155

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 9342

Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the (late introduction) of embroidery; the close links between the language of ancient mathematics and weaving; the relationships of iconography to the realities of clothed bodies including a paper on the ground breaking research on the polychromy of ancient statuary; dye recipes and methods of analysis; case studies of garments in Spanish, Viennese and Greek collections which discuss methods of analysis and conservation; analyses of textile tools from across the Mediterranean; discussions of trade and ethnicity to the workshop relations in Roman fulleries. Multiple aspects of the production of textiles and the social meaning of dress are included here to offer the reader an up-to-date account of the state of current research. The volume opens up the range of questions that can now be answered when looking at fragments of textiles and examining written and iconographic images of dressed individuals in a range of media. The volume is part of a pair together with Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean Textiles and Dress: an interdisciplinary anthology edited by Mary Harlow, C_cile Michel and Marie-Louise Nosch
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The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses

An Archaeology of Dura-Europos

Author: J. A. Baird

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191511471

Category: History

Page: 400

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Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of the Roman world. A Hellenistic foundation later held by the Parthians and then the Romans, Dura had a Roman military garrison installed within its city walls before it was taken by the Sasanians in the mid-third century. The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses is the first study to consider the houses of the site as a whole. The houses were excavated by a team from Yale and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters in the 1920s and 30s, and though a wealth of archaeological and textual material was recovered, most of that relating to housing was never published. Through a combination of archival information held at the Yale University Art Gallery and new fieldwork with the Mission Franco-Syrienne d'Europos-Doura, this study re-evaluates the houses of the site, integrating architecture, artefacts, and textual evidence, and examining ancient daily life and cultural interaction, as well as considering houses which were modified for use by the Roman military.
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The Romans

New Perspectives

Author: Kevin M. McGeough

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095837

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 2674

So many myths and legends. So many senators and Caesars. So many documents, archaeological finds, movie-made misconceptions, and scholarly histories. With so much information available on the civilization of ancient Rome, and more discoveries happening all the time, where do you start? * An extensive bibliography of all major English-language resources (print, electronic, online) on Roman civilization, along with lists of references for further study concluding each chapter * Dozens of photographs and drawings, plus detailed maps of Rome and its empire as they evolved over time
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