The Roman Street

The Roman Street

Such a practice was by no means limited to the street but may well have been most pronounced there because of the space's environment: ... Seneca, in his exercises for debate, outlines a situation in which a man has been murdered.

Author: Jeremy Hartnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107105706

Category: Architecture

Page: 355

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In this book, Jeremy Hartnett explores the role of the ancient Roman street as the primary venue for social performance and political negotiations.
Categories: Architecture

New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco Roman World

New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco Roman World

14 Hölkeskamp's vision is instead monolithic , populated by a figure he refers to as “ the man in the Roman street . " In this model , political memory is organized from the top down : [ Cicero ] draws an implicit but telling comparison ...

Author: Ronnie Ancona

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190937652

Category: History

Page: 240

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Sarah Pomeroy's groundbreaking Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves introduced scholars, students, and general readers to an exciting new area of inquiry: women in classical antiquity. Almost fifty years later, New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World builds upon and moves beyond Pomeroy's seminal work to represent the next step in this interdisciplinary field. The "new directions" for the study of women in antiquity included in this volume of newly commissioned essays feature new methodological questions to be asked, new time periods to be explored, new objects of study, as well as new information to be uncovered. In addressing these new directions, the editors have gathered a distinguished group of contributors that includes historians, philologists, archaeologists, art historians, and specialists in subfields like ancient medicine, ancient law, papyrology, and epigraphy. While some chapters focus primarily on Greece or Rome, others straddle or go beyond these artificial boundaries in interesting ways. While the focus of the volume is antiquity, the issues it raises will be of interest also to those studying women and theorizing the study of women in other periods as well. The volume will help readers to see women in antiquity with fresh eyes and to view anew important issues related to women today.
Categories: History

Fat Man on a Roman Road

Fat Man on a Roman Road

A Bicycle Exploration of Britain and the British from the Bottom Left-hand Corner to the Top Right-hand Corner of the Roman Roads : Topsham to Musselburgh, the Full Story of the Journey of the BBC Radio 4 Series, Fat Man on a Roman Road ...

Author: Tom Vernon

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: WISC:89010375673

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 304

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Categories: Bicycle touring



The Woman in the Street The current model of Roman political culture is all - male , and here I will single out the ... 14 Hölkeskamp's vision is instead monolithic , populated by a figure he refers to as “ the man in the Roman street .

Author: David P. Barash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190055318

Category: Science

Page: 224

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"It's a rare author who can combine literary erudition and an easy fluency of style together with expert knowledge of psychology and evolutionary biology. David Barash adds to all this a far-seeing wisdom and a humane decency that shines through on every page. The concluding section on the senseless and dangerous futility of nuclear deterrence theory is an irrefutable tour de force which should be read by every politician and senior military officer. If only!" -- Richard Dawkins From hurricanes and avalanches to diseases and car crashes, threats are everywhere. Beyond objective threats like these, there are also subjective ones: situations in which individuals threaten each other or feel threatened by society. Animals, too, make substantial use of threats. Evolution manipulates threats like these in surprising ways, leading us to question the ethics of honest versus dishonest communication. Rarely acknowledged--and yet crucially important--is the fact that humans, animals, and even plants don't only employ threats, they often respond with counter-threats that ultimately make things worse. By exploring the dynamic of threat and counter-threat, this book expands on many fraught human situations, including the fear of death, of strangers, and of "the other." Each of these leads to unique challenges, such as the specter of eternal damnation, the murderous culture of guns and capital punishment, and the emergence of right-wing nationalist populism. Most worrisome is the illusory security of deterrence, the idea that we can use the threat of nuclear war to prevent nuclear war! Threats are so widespread that we often don't realize how deeply they are ingrained in our minds or how profoundly and counter-productively they operate. Animals, humans, societies, and even countries internalize threats, behind which lie a myriad of intriguing questions: How do we know when to take a threat seriously? When do threats make things worse? Can they make things better? What can we do to use them wisely rather than destructively? In a comprehensive exploration into questions like these, noted scientist David P. Barash explains some of the most important characteristics of life as we know it.
Categories: Science

Roman Realities

Roman Realities

For that reason , the new day looked less promising to young scions of the old regime than it did to the man in the Roman street . Livy described the age - old distinction between a personal style of government and one ruled by law ...

Author: Finley Hooper

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814315941

Category: Education

Page: 596

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Based on the major primary sources of Roman history, this book recalls the experiences of the ancient Romans through a thousand years of their history.
Categories: Education

Reconstructing the Roman Republic

Reconstructing the Roman Republic

... P. Valerius, surnamed 'Publicola'—were credited with the fundamental legislation de provocatione, guaranteeing and protecting the libertas of the man in the Roman street.25 As this right of individual Roman citizens to appeal to ...

Author: Karl-J. Hölkeskamp

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834907

Category: History

Page: 232

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In recent decades, scholars have argued that the Roman Republic's political culture was essentially democratic in nature, stressing the central role of the 'sovereign' people and their assemblies. Karl-J. Hölkeskamp challenges this view in Reconstructing the Roman Republic, warning that this scholarly trend threatens to become the new orthodoxy, and defending the position that the republic was in fact a uniquely Roman, dominantly oligarchic and aristocratic political form. Hölkeskamp offers a comprehensive, in-depth survey of the modern debate surrounding the Roman Republic. He looks at the ongoing controversy first triggered in the 1980s when the 'oligarchic orthodoxy' was called into question by the idea that the republic's political culture was a form of Greek-style democracy, and he considers the important theoretical and methodological advances of the 1960s and 1970s that prepared the ground for this debate. Hölkeskamp renews and refines the 'elitist' view, showing how the republic was a unique kind of premodern city-state political culture shaped by a specific variant of a political class. He covers a host of fascinating topics, including the Roman value system; the senatorial aristocracy; competition in war and politics within this aristocracy; and the symbolic language of public rituals and ceremonies, monuments, architecture, and urban topography. Certain to inspire continued debate, Reconstructing the Roman Republic offers fresh approaches to the study of the republic while attesting to the field's enduring vitality. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
Categories: History

A Commentary on St Paul s Epistle to the Romans

A Commentary on St  Paul s Epistle to the Romans

the dread conqueror of man but himself conquered by the Son of Man , without fear and with a shout of triumph and a song of praise to Him who has given them the victory . DISSERTATION II . PAUL'S VIEW OF THE WAY OF SALVATION .

Author: Joseph Agar Beet


ISBN: WISC:89094606209

Category: Bible

Page: 418

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Categories: Bible

Pie and Mash down the Roman Road

Pie and Mash down the Roman Road

So Herbert is eventually forced to hatch a Plan B. He'll take a docker's hook up onto the open top of the number 8 bus and, as it lurches down the Roman Road, he'll swing over the side and scoop up joints of meat hanging outside the ...

Author: Melanie McGrath

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473641983

Category: History

Page: 256

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN, THE ANDRÉ SIMON FOOD BOOK AWARDS AND THE FORTNUM & MASON BOOK AWARDS 'Filled with hearty goodness and packed together with care, this will go down a treat' Evening Standard | 'Rich and compelling' Spectator | 'Extraordinary and very moving' Julian Fellowes | 'Beautifully written, carefully researched, wonderfully told' Danny Wallace The fascinating history of an iconic East End institution from the bestselling author of Silvertown, Melanie McGrath. G Kelly's Pie and Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution - from women's liberation and industrialisation to wars and immigration - and yet at its heart it remains one of the last traditional market roads of London. Pie and Mash down the Roman Road is the biography of that shop and of the people - customers, suppliers, employees, owners - who passed through it, and continue to do so. Through vivid tales of ordinary lives the book tells the extraordinary story of the community living around the oldest trading route in Britain, and the true heart of the East End. 'Draws you right into the heart of the vibrant East End community' Rosie Hendry 'Pacey and breath-taking . . . I loved every word' Carol Rivers
Categories: History



His smile was open and friendly, and suddenly it seemed preposterous to be standing here, on a Roman street corner, arguing with a man who had taken her from an existence that she'd hated to one that was all she'd ever dreamed of.

Author: Sandra Marton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459284081

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Destination: Rome Attractions: the Colosseum, Vatican City…and NicoloSabatini New World woman versus Old World man—it's more than just a culture clash when American fashion model Caroline Bishop meets Prince Nicolo Sabatini. Certainly to a woman of the nineties, this Roman hunk's views on love are as antiquated as the ruins of his city. And, given half a chance, perhaps as eternal….
Categories: Fiction