Concise Introduction Ancient Rome

Concise Introduction Ancient Rome

Paperback British Museum Concise Introduction

By (author) Nancy H. Ramage, By (author) Andrew Ramage

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  • 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: 320,385

Product description

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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Author information

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.