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    DescriptionFrom 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.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Greg Woolf
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,574 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521827751
    ISBN 10: 0521827752
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC21: 937
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG209 .C26 2003
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    180 colour illus. 15 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    03 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul (1998) and editor of Rome the Cosmopolis (2003).
    Review quote
    'For anyone with a serious interest in the Roman world, this is the book to get'. The Sunday Telegraph 'This is the only book to read on this complex history.' Good Book Guide 'As an overview and a thematic arrangement it is often excellent.' JACT Review
    Table of 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.