- Publisher: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 18mm | 612g
- Publication date: 25 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0714122580
- ISBN 13: 9780714122588
- Illustrations note: 170 illustrations, some colour
- Sales rank: 348,516
Distils centuries of history into a highly readable overview of Ancient Rome, enhanced with the voices of Romans in their own words.
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Nancy H. Ramage is Charles A. Dana Professor of the Humanities and Arts in the Department of Art History at Ithaca College, and Andrew Ramage is a professor in the Department of the History of Art at Cornell University. Both received their doctorates from Harvard University and have since written several books including (together) Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine, now in its fourth edition. Andrew Ramage is also the co-author (with Paul Craddock) of King Croesus' Gold: Excavations at Sardis and the History of Gold Refining.
Table of contents
Preface; Introduction: Who were the Romans?; 1 Roman government and citizenship; 2 The army; 3 Infrastructure (economic and physical); 4 Coinage and commerce; 5 Spectacle and entertainment; 6 Religions, near and far; 7 The household (domestic life); 8 Death and the afterlife; Conclusion: The legacy of Rome (the concept of empire); Annotated chapter bibliographies and a general bibliography including both printed and web resources; annotated list of important museum collections; index.