A History of the Roman People

A History of the Roman People

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A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 187.96 x 226.06 x 35.56mm | 975.22g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0205846793
  • 9780205846795
  • 578,947

Table of contents

Part One: Pre-Roman Italy and the Rise of Rome to 264 1. Roman History: Its Geographic and Human Foundations 2. Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans in Pre-Roman Italy 3. Early Rome to 500 B.C. 4. Early Roman Society, Religion, and Values 5. From Tyrant Kings to Oligarchic Republic, 509 to 287 B.C. 6. The Roman Conquest of Italy and Its Impact, 509 to 264 B.C. Part Two: The Hight Point of the Roman Republic, 264 to 133 B.C. 7. The First Punic War, Northern Italy, and Illyrian Pirates, 264 to 219 B.C. 8. War with Hannibal: The Second Punic War, 218 to 201 B.C. 9. Roman Imperialism East and West, 200 to 133 B.C. 10. The Transformation of Roman Life, 264 to 133 B.C. 11. The Great Cultural Synthesis, 264 to 133 B.C. Part Three: The World of the Late Republic,133 to 30 B.C. 12. The Gracchi and the Struggle over Reforms, 133 to 121 B.C. 13. Destructive Rivalries, Marius, and the Social War, 121 to 88 B.C. 14. Civil War and Sulla's Reactionary Settlement, 88 to 78 B.C. 15. Personal Ambitions: The Failure of Sulla's Optimate Oligarchy, 78 to 60 B.C. 16. Caesar Wins and Is Lost, 60 to 44 B.C. 17. The Last Years of the Republic, 44 to 30 B.C. 18. Social, Economic, and Cultural Life in the Late Republic, ca. 133 to ca. 30 B.C. Part Four: The Early Roman Empire, 29 B.C. to A.D. 180 19. The Principate Takes Shape, 29 B.C. to A.D. 14 20. Imperial Stabilization under Augustus 21. The Impact of Augustus on Roman Imperial Life and Culture 22. The First Two Julio-Claudian Emperors: Tiberius and Gaius (Ca-ligula), A.D. 14 to 41 23. Claudius, Nero, and the End of the Julio-Claudians, A.D. 41 to 68 24. The Crisis of the Principate and Recovery under the Flavians, A.D. 69 to 96 25. The Five "Good" Emperors of the Second Century, A.D. 96 to 180 26. Culture, Society, and Economy in the First Two Centuries A.D. Part Five: Crisis, Continuity, and Change in the Third and Fourth Centuries, A.D. 180 to 395 27. Conflicts and Crises under Commodus and the Severi, A.D. 180 to 235 28. The Third-Century Anarchy, A.D. 235 to 285 29. Changes in Roman Life and Culture During the Third Century 30. Diocletian: Creating the Fourth-Century Empire, A.D. 285 to 305 31. Constantine the Great and Christianity, A.D. 306 to 337 32. From Constantine's Dynasty to Theodosius the Great, A.D. 337 to 395 33. The Evolving World of Late Antiquity in the Fourth Century A.D. 34. Christianity and Classical Culture in the Fourth Century Part Six: The Transformation of the Roman World in Late Antiquity, A.D. 395 to 602 35. Germanic Takeover in the West and Imperial Survival in the East, A.D. 395 to 518 36. Justin, Justinian, and the Impossible Dream of Universal Em-pire, A.D. 518 to 602 37. The Transformation of the Late Antique Roman World, A.D. 395 to 600 38. The Church and the Legacy of Rome

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About Cedric A. Yeo

Allen M. Ward is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.

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