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- Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
- Format: Paperback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 190mm x 241mm x 25mm | 567g
- Publication date: 1 August 2004
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0072869046
- ISBN 13: 9780072869040
- Edition: 4, Revised
- Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
"Roman People" explains the ancient classical Roman world by focusing on individual personalities - what is known about them and their world views. Both famous and everyday individuals become lenses through which the reader can understand the values and characteristics of ancient Rome.
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Professor Robert B. Kebric teaches Greek and Roman History, History of the Olympic Games, and the Humanities at the University of Louisville. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Greek People, and the companion volume of Roman People. He was born in Palo Alto, California, and attended the University of Southern California, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Binghamton University in New York. He has been a historical consultant to Time-Life Books and is a published photographer. He has directed and taught programs of study in Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, and Israel, and spends extended periods in England, Australia, and Hawaii. He lives with his wife, Judith Hartung Kebric, and four basenjis in Louisville, Kentucky.
Table of contents
Preface Illustrations, Maps, and Charts Chronology 1. Rome, Expansion, and Conquest: The Siege of Syracuse (213-211 B.C.)--Marcellus the Warlord, Archimedes the Weapons-Master 2. The Republic in Transition: Internal Disorders--Eunus the Magician and the First Sicilian Slave War (135-132 B.C.) 3. Politics and Violence in the First Century B.C.: Gambling with Rome's Future--Brutus the Assassin 4. The End of the Republic: Antony Loses the Roman World--Cleopatra, "Queen of Kings"; Queen of Hearts 5. The Early Empire: Tiberius' Troubled Reign (14-37 A.D.)--Thrasyllus the Astrologer 6. Flavian Stability--Natural Disaster: Mt. Vesuvius Destroys Pompeii and Herculaneum (August 24, 79 A.D.)--Pliny the Survivor 7. The Golden Age of Empire: Growing Old in the Second Century A.D.--Spurinna, an Aged Roman 8. Empire and Army: Septimius and the Severan Dynasty (193-235 A.D.)--Julia Domna, the Syrian Empress 9. Crisis and Christians: The Empire Under Stress--Vibia Perpetua the Martyr 10. Emperors and Entertainment: Crowds, Cheers, and the Circus Maximus--Diocles the Charioteer Epilogue: It's About Time--"Little Dennis" (Dionysius Exiguus) Leaves a Big Impression Appendix: Go to Your Left: Roman People on the Move Glossary and Pronunciation Guide Acknowledgments Illustration Credits Index