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    Description"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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    Roman People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert B. Kebric
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780072869040
    ISBN 10: 0072869046

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, BIO000000
    DC22: 920.037
    LC classification: DG203.K43
    LC subject heading:
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    McGraw Hill Higher Education
    Publication date
    01 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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