- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Format: Paperback | 674 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 224mm x 42mm | 880g
- Publication date: 15 December 1990
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0231071310
- ISBN 13: 9780231071314
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Ill.
- Sales rank: 129,611
Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold's Roman Civilization is a classic. Originally published by Columbia University Press in 1955, the authors have undertaken another revision which takes into account recent work in the field. These volumes consist of selected primary documents from ancient Rome, covering a range of over 1,000 years of Roman culture, from the foundation of the city to its sacking by the Goths. The selections cover a broad spectrum of Roman civilization, including literature, philosophy, religion, education, politics, military affairs, and economics. These English translations of literary, inscriptional, and papyrological sources, many of which are available nowhere else, create a mosaic of the brilliance, the beauty, and the power of Rome.
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Naphtali Lewis is professor of classical studies at Boston University. Meyer Reinhold is University Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University. Both are distinguished classicists and have written numerous books and articles during their careers.
"A splendid collection of source materials, documentary and epigraphic as well as literary." -- "Oxford History of the Classical World"
Table of contents
From the Beginnings to 509 B.C.The Conquest and Organization of Italy to 264 B.C.Domestic Affairs to 264 B.C.Overseas Conquests, 264-27 B.C.The Decline and Fall of the Roman RepublicThe Administration of the Imperial Republic: Foreign Domination and ProvincesThe Administration of the Imperial Republic: The Government at RomeSociety and Culture, 264-27 B.C.The Augustan AgeCoins