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

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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

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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 Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History

Author: Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618771506

Category: History

Page: 556

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The Earth and Its Peoples was one of the first texts to present world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. The Fourth Edition features extensive new coverage of world events, including globalization in the new millennium. Coverage of China has also been extensively reorganized and rewritten. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The City in the Roman Empire

Author: Daniel Mackley

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502622602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

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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

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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.

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent

Roman People

Author: Robert B Kebric,Robert B. Kebric

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 298

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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.

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

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Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Better Than a Lump of Coal

Author: Scott C. Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341454

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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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

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 353

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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

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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 209

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"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

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 354

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"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 Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides

Author: Walter T. Wilson

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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This commentary on the Greek text of the Jewish-Hellenistic Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides, a sapiential poem of the first century BCE or first century CE, offers a full treatment of its sources, structure, perspective, and purpose as well as a verse-by-verse translation and analysis. The Greek text is given in an appendix. The cross-cultural nature of these moral teachings is emphasized through extensive reference to Biblical, Hellenistic Jewish, and Greco-Roman comparative materials. Key Features First commentary on Pseudo-Phocylides in 20 years Standard reference work also for private libraries Third volume of the new series Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (which also includes Allison: Testament of Abraham; Fitzmyer: Tobit)

JULIAN

ROMAN. AUS D. AMERIKAN. V. PHILIPP WEILER

Author: Gore Vidal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442725083

Category:

Page: 606

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