The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

By: Greg Woolf (ed.)

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From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. At its height the empire which it built up stretched from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. In this new history an international team of historians, archaeologists and classicists presents a vision of the world’s most famous imperial power based on the most up-to-date research and discoveries. Chapters and box-features present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature and deal with themes ranging from medicine to warfare. They are supported by a rich set of illustrations of sites, monuments and works of art from across the Empire. Read together, these build up a fascinating picture of a civilization permeated by its imperial role, and of the colossal costs as well as the gains of empire. Contents Introduction; Part I. The Romans and their History: 1. Discovering Ancient Rome Greg Woolf; 2. The Republic Christopher Mackay; 3. The Emperors David Potter; 4. An imperial people Greg Woolf; 5. Rome and Greece Greg Woolf; Part II. The Cultures of Empire: 6. Domination Emma Dench; 7. An imperial metropolis Hazel Dodge and Jon Coulston; 8. Empire of letters Simon Swain; 9. An empire of cities Penelope Allison; 10. Imperial science Rebecca Flemming; 11. The gods of Empire Richard Lim; 12. The profits of Empire Neville Morley; 13. War and peace Ian Haynes; Timeline; Glossary of Latin terms; Who’s who; Notable extant buildings and/or collections of art and artefacts; Further reading. Printed Pages: 384.

Title: The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

Author Name: Greg Woolf (ed.)

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2003

ISBN: 0521827752

ISBN 13: 9780521827751

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

Jacket Condition: Brand New

Size: 22 Cms x 27 Cms

Seller ID: 009455

Keywords: Roman World History