Paperback Ancients in Action

By (author) Emeritus Fellow James Morwood


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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 14mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849668868
  • ISBN 13: 9781849668866
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,262,088

Product description

Looking in detail at key themes and topics of Hadrian's life, this title explores his Spanish background, his military service and initiatives of peace, his architectural legacy, his love of Athenian culture, and his relationship with Antinous. It also covers the social aspects of life in the Roman empire in the second century.

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Author information

James Morwood was Head of Classics at Harrow School for seventeen years. He then moved to Oxford University and took charge of the language teaching for the Classics Faculty. He retired from this role in 2003. His books include "The Oxford Pocket Latin Dictionary" (1994, revised edition 2005); "A Latin Grammar" (1999), "Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek" (2001), "The Plays of Euripides" (Bloomsbury, 2002), "The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Classical Greek" (2002), "Advanced Latin" (Bloomsbury, 2009) and "The Oxford Latin Course, College edition" (2012).

Review quote

"An excellent introduction to Hadrian's life, not incidentally with many insights into the nature of the imperial power, Morwood's work will also be of value to the more seasoned student of Roman history." - A.A. Nofi, "The New York Military Affairs Symposium""Review", February 2014""""