Ancient Rome

Using Evidence

Author: Pamela Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521793919

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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sources and archaeological material serve both to describe events and to allow students to evaluate and interpret historical documents and pictorial evidence.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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Research in Information Studies

A Cultural and Social Approach

Author: W. Bernard Lukenbill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146917961X

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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Research is integrated into the whole fabric of modern-day society and culture. It affects our lives in so many waysfrom finding a job to knowing how to manage our health. Information studies designed to understand this array of information encompasses a wide expanse of disciplines. Many of these areas draw their philosophical and research bases from a mixture of disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities. This book takes a holistic view of these diverse areas and shows how they are united through the common thread of enhancing our knowledge of and understanding the world in which we all live.
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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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The Auxilia of the Roman Imperial Army

Author: G. L. Cheesman

Publisher: Tales End Press

ISBN: 1623580013

Category: History

Page: 192

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This is the first systematic study of the auxiliary soldiers who accompanied the ancient Roman legions into battle. Using evidence ranging from their gravestones to the discharge papers that eventually granted them citizenship, Cheesman traces the evolution of the “barbarian” auxiliaries from ad-hoc local levies to highly specialized units that were a vital component of the Roman war machine. Separate chapters cover the size and organization of auxiliary units, including conditions of service and military titles; where and why auxiliaries and their officers were recruited; their role in war and frontier defense; and the different kinds of arms and armor used by auxiliaries from the many regions of the Roman Empire. A final conclusion deals with the decline and break-up of the Augustan military system, and the varied fates of auxiliary units left to defend isolated forts far from their ancestral homes. Two appendices cover the strength, positioning, and recruitment areas of the auxiliaries in the peak years of the second century AD.
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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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