The Oxford History of the Roman World

The Oxford History of the Roman World

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Edited by John Boardman, Edited by Jasper Griffin, Edited by Oswyn Murray

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 33mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192802038
  • ISBN 13: 9780192802033
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: 8pp halftone plates
  • Sales rank: 83,616

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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. Written by a team of specialist scholars, this book traces the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Empire and its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It includes chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of the leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers.

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Edited by John Boardman, Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, author of The Oxford History of Classical Art, Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art, Jasper Griffin, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Classics, Balliol College, Oxford. and Oswyn Murray, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Ancient History, Balliol College, Oxford.

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Review from previous edition From the reviews of The Oxford History of the Classical World: 'the book is truly excellent...the standard of the contributions is extraordinarily high' Observer

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This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus and its consolidation in the first two centuries A.D. It also explores important aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilization.

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Early Rome and Italy ; 2. The Expansion of Rome ; 3. The First Roman Literature ; 4. Cicero and Rome ; 5. The Poets of the Late Republic ; 6. The Founding of the Empire ; 7. The Arts of Government ; 8. Augustan Poetry and Society ; 9. Virgil ; 10. Roman Historians ; 11. The Arts of Prose: The Early Empire ; 12. Silver Latin Poetry and the Latin Novel ; 13. Later Philosophy ; 14. The Arts of Living ; 15. Roman Life and Society ; 16. Roman Art and Architecture ; 17. Envoi: On Taking Leave of Antiquity ; Tables of Events ; Index