Rome and Italy

The History of Rome from Its Foundation

Author: Livy,Titus Livy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140443882

Category: History

Page: 376

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Traces the history of Rome from its foundation, through its defeat by the Gauls, to its rise to predominance in 293 B.C
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Rome's Italian Wars

Author: Livy,,J. C. Yardley,Dexter Hoyos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956485X

Category: History

Page: 391

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"Here is a superb new translation of Books 6 to 10 of Livy's monumental history of Rome, covering the period when Rome, in a series of ever greater wars, imposed mastery over virtually the entire Italian peninsula. Livy paints vivid portraits of all the notable figures, such as young Manlius Torquatus, victor in a David-versus-Goliath duel with a Gallic chieftain, and Appius Claudius who built Rome's first major highway, the Appian Way. Livy's blend of factual narrative and imaginative recreation brings to life a key moment in the rise of Rome, and the one complete account we have, as the city passes from the mists of legend into the light of history. J. C. Yardley's translation gives a vivid sense of the energy, variety, and literary skill of Livy's great work. Dexter Hoyos's Introduction sets Livy in the context of Roman historiography and deftly explains why this period was so critical an era for the rise of Rome. The most up-to-date edition, drawing on the latest scholarship, this major work of Roman literature and history includes comprehensive notes that clarify problems of historical content, topography, and chronology, a detailed glossary of Roman technical terms, an appendix on the Roman legion of the time, and two maps."--Publisher's website.
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The Myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Author: Warren Chernaik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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When Cleopatra expresses a desire to die 'after the high Roman fashion', acting in accordance with 'what's brave, what's noble', Shakespeare is suggesting that there are certain values that are characteristically Roman. The use of the terms 'Rome' and 'Roman' in Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra or Jonson's Sejanus often carry the implication that most people fail to live up to this ideal of conduct, that very few Romans are worthy of the name. In this book Chernaik demonstrates how, in these plays, Roman values are held up to critical scrutiny. The plays of Shakespeare, Jonson, Massinger and Chapman often present a much darker image of Rome, as exemplifying barbarism rather than civility. Through a comparative analysis of the Roman plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and including detailed discussion of the classical historians Livy, Tacitus and Plutarch, this study examines the uses of Roman history - 'the myth of Rome' - in Shakespeare's age.
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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Author: M.C. Howatson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199548552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Provides a guide to the literature of ancient Greece and Rome, discussing the lives and works of the principal authors and placing them within the societal and political context of the day.
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A Classical Dictionary

Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, with the Value of Coins, Weights, and Measures Used Among the Greeks and Romans, and a Chronological Table

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 755

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Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.
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Bibliotheca Classica, Or, A Classical Dictionary

Containing a Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors : with Tables of Coins, Weights, and Measures in Use Among the Greeks and Romans : to which is Now Prefixed a Chronological Table

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 860

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The Etruscans

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590185643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Traces the history of the Etruscan civilization including daily life, customs, culture, art, and the end of this civilization.
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Classical Literature and Its Times

Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

Author: Joyce Moss

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 469

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World Literature and Its Times helps students and researchers make connections between political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. Each volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a particular country and region, representing approximately 50 works. The detailed essays are approximately 10 pages in length and offer the following features: Introductory profile -- an overview that discuss genre, time, place and other important elements with a synopsis and introduction that places the work in the context of the authors' life Events in history -- a report on the social, political and cultural climate relevant to the work, including primary source documents, charts, timelines and other illustrative materials Literary work in focus -- three sections that place the work in context with an in-depth summary, related history and historical sources Sources for more information -- full citations offering additional sources of information Additional features include illustrations; maps; author and title tables of contents; sidebars; timelines; advisor information; and an alphabetical index of authors, titles, events and personalities. The series contains eight volumes covering the following literatures: Latin American literature African literature British & Irish literature (2 volumes - The Victorian Era to the Present and Celtic Migrations to the Reform Bill ) Spanish & Portuguese literature Middle Eastern literature Italian literature Classic literature
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Modern Rome

From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Lucia Bozzola,Roberto Einaudi,Marco Zumaglini

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152752678X

Category: History

Page: 586

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After fifty years and fifteen editions and reprints in Italy, this classic, groundbreaking work in the field of historical urban studies is now published in English. A masterful, fluent narrative leads the reader through the last two centuries in the history of the Eternal City, capital of the Papal State, then of the united Italy, first under the monarchy and subsequently the republic. Rome’s chaotic growth and often ineffective urban planning, almost invariably overpowered by building speculation, can find an opportunity for future redemption in a vibrant multicultural society and the enhancement of an unequalled archaeological heritage with the ancient Appian Way as its spine. With respect to the last Italian edition of 2011, the volume is updated, enriched in text, indexes, maps and photographs. Historians, urban planners, architects, decision makers, university students, and anyone who is interested in one of the world’s most intriguing cities will enjoy this book.
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