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Roman Civilization: Roman Empire v. 2: A Sourcebook

Roman Civilization: Roman Empire v. 2: A Sourcebook

Paperback Roman Civilization Series

By (author) Naphtali Lewis, By (author) Meyer Reinhold

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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 674 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 48mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 21 November 1990
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0231071337
  • ISBN 13: 9780231071338
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Ill.
  • Sales rank: 81,433

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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 f 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.

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"A splendid collection of source materials, documentary and epigraphic as well as literary." -- "Oxford History of the Classical World"

Table of contents

I. The Roman Peace (A.D. 14-192): Imperial Policy and Administration2. The Roman Peace (A.D. 14-192): Economic Life3. The Roman Peace (A.D. 14-192): Society and Culture4. The Roman Peace (A.D. 14-192): Life in the Municipalities and Provinces5. Women in the Roman World6. The Crisis of the Third Century and the Emergence of the Byzantine State, A.D. 193-3377. The Roman Army8. Roman Law9. The Conflict of Religions and the Triumph of Christianity10. The Last Stand of Paganism and the Consolidation of Christian SocietyII. Coins