As the Romans Did

A Sourcebook in Roman Social History

Author: Jo-Ann Shelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195089745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 7023


Describes daily life in Rome, discussing marriage, education, occupations, and entertainment.

Religion in the Roman Empire

Author: Ben Holtzer

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502622645

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6727


Religion in the Roman Empire goes beyond gods and goddesses to provide a detailed look at the belief system of ancient Rome. As the empire expanded, diverse cultures joined together, bringing new traditions, sacred places, and holidays. This book examines current scholarship about the role religion played in the lives of everyday Romans as well as that of spiritual figures like priests and priestesses.

The City in the Roman Empire

Author: Daniel Mackley

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502622602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 3827


The Roman Empire was more than just the city of Rome. Cities throughout the empire boasted paved roads, apartment complexes, and public baths. The City in the Roman Empire presents the distinct experiences of men, women, and children who lived urban lifestyles in the ancient empire. This book examines the pros and cons of city living, including opinions of Romans themselves.

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Author: Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 680

View: 1716


A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing, and a detailed index to increase accessibility and assist researchers

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9442


You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

Römische Sozialgeschichte

Author: Géza Alföldy

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515098410

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 6151


English summary: The 4th edition of "Römischen Sozialgeschichte" (Roman Social History) is an updated version of the 3rd edition from 1985. This new edition contains a significantly broadened scope, an extensive annotation apparatus, and a description of new literature that appeared since the publication of the 3rd edition. This edition is still the only summary representation of the history of the society of Rome from origins through late-antiquity. Its subject matter range over questions concerning the origins of the social arrangement, the individual classes and groups of the community, their permeability, conflicts, ideals, crises and their self-understanding in the individual epochs. This edition rests on the results of international research, thoroughly grounded in ancient literary and epigraphic sources and also affording room for the critical discussion over the controversial problems of the Roman social order. German description: Die 4. Auflage der Römischen Sozialgeschichte ist eine aktualisierte, auf den doppelten Umfang erweiterte und um einen umfangreichen Anmerkungsapparat sowie um ein Verzeichnis der in den letzten Jahrzehnten erschienenen Fachliteratur bereicherte Neuausgabe der im Jahre 1985 vorgelegten 3. Auflage. Sie ist nach wie vor die einzige zusammenfassende Darstellung der Geschichte der Gesellschaft Roms von den Anfängen bis zur Spätantike. Ihren Gegenstand bilden Fragen wie die Grundlagen fuer die soziale Gliederung, die einzelnen Schichten und Gruppen der Gesellschaft, ihre Durchlässigkeit, ihre Konflikte, ihre Ideale, ihre Krisen und ihr Selbstverständnis in den einzelnen Epochen. Sie stuetzt sich auf die Ergebnisse der internationalen Forschung, lässt durchgehend die antiken literarischen und epigraphischen Quellen sprechen und bietet auch Raum fuer die kritische Diskussion ueber umstrittene Probleme der römischen Sozialordnung.

Medieval Europe: A Short History

Author: Judith M. Bennett,C. Warren Hollister

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages


Category: History

Page: 383

View: 3099


Marked by C. Warren Hollister's clear historical vision and engaging teaching style, this classic text has been judiciously revised by Judith Bennett; the tenth edition includes greater coverage of Byzantium and Islam, a revised map program, a new essay program on medieval myths, and more. In his preface to the eighth edition, Professor Hollister wrote of his realization, while in college, that our world today "is a product of the medieval past." Medieval Europe introduces today's students to the medieval roots of our own society.

Roman People

Author: Robert B Kebric,Robert B. Kebric

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: History

Page: 298

View: 1694


Roman People explains the ancient classical Roman world by focusing on individual personalities--what is known about them and their world views. Both famous and everyday individuals become lenses through which the reader can understand the values and characteristics of ancient Rome.

Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Better Than a Lump of Coal

Author: Scott C. Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341454

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7107


From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans

The Earth and Its Peoples

A Global History: To 1500

Author: Richard W. Bulliet,Pamela Kyle Crossley,Daniel R. Headrick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780395534922

Category: World history

Page: 480

View: 2914


A Multiform Heritage

Studies on Early Judaism and Christianity in Honor of Robert A. Kraft

Author: Robert A. Kraft,Benjamin Givens Wright

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 353

View: 9131


Originally Published by Scholars Press Now Available from Duke University Press

The Worlds of Roman Women

A Latin Reader

Author: Ann Raia,C. A. E. Luschnig,Judith Lynn Sebesta

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 9781585101306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 189

View: 5729


An intermediate reader in Latin on the theme of women in the Roman world. Readings, exercises and extensive on line resources.

From Patmos to the barrio

subverting imperial myths

Author: David Arthur Sánchez

Publisher: Fortress Pr


Category: History

Page: 209

View: 2771


"Imperial myths unleash subversive power when resistance movements take over those myths for their own purposes. David Sanchez provides a cross-cultural analysis of the subversion of imperial myths, moving from John of Patmos's inversion of first-century Roman imperial mythology in Revelation 12 to the indigenous appropriation of Spanish symbolism and mythology, drawn from the same visionary passage in Revelation, in seventeenth-century Mexico, and to the power of the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to inspire Chicana/o resistance movements in our own day. An appendix includes the text of the Chicana/o manifesto El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan. A gallery of full-color images of contemporary murals shows the power of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Chicana/o imagination and resistance today."--BOOK JACKET.

Ages of liberty

social upheaval, history writing and the new public sphere in Sweden, 1740-1792

Author: Peter Hallberg

Publisher: Stockholm Universitet


Category: History

Page: 354

View: 3362


"This book investigates how different social groups used history as a political instrument in Sweden during the second half of the eighteenth century (1740-1792). More specifically, it analyzes how representations of the past were used to influence behavior, advance and legitimize claims to power, mould opinion and forge collective identities. In addition to analyzing how historians conceived of the relationship between history writing and society, the study considers how three social groups or actors - commoners, nobles and King Gustavus III - used history during a time of intense social conflict. These questions are pursued within the context of competing efforts to describe society and the ways in which they were reformulated in the emerging public sphere. Combining textual analysis and diffusion studies, this dissertation examines both the meaning and the transmission of texts. The book sheds light on Enlightenment conceptions of society; the invention of democratic ideology; the early steps toward a language of class; the role of the audience in publishing; the concept of the public; and the emergence of a new political culture during a formative period in European history: the age of democratic revolutions."

The Worlds of Medieval Europe

Author: Clifford R. Backman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 582

View: 9528


This text presents a portrayal of a western world that was sharply divided between its northern and southern aspects. By integrating the histories of the Islamic and Byzantine worlds into the main narrative, the author offers a look at the continuum of interaction, social, cultural, intellectual, and commercial, that existed among all three societies. Filled with relevant primary documents, this balances the conventional focus on political affairs, especially those of northern Europe, with equally detailed attention to medieval society as it developed in the Mediterranean. In addition, the author describes the ways in which the medieval Latin West attempted to understand the unified and rational structure of the human cosmos, which they believed existed beneath the observable diversity and disorder of the world. This effort to re-create a human ordering of "unity through diversity" provides an essential key to understanding medieval Europe and the ways in which it regarded and reacted to the worlds around it. Thoroughly updated and redesigned, the second edition features new illustrations. Moreover, it offers an analysis of gender, along with an examination of the tumultuous relationship between the Mediterranean and Islam.

The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham,Thomas J. Harrison,Brian A. Sparkes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748616299

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 2975


The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.