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    The Romans (Paperback) Edited by Andrea Giardina, Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

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    DescriptionIn this book, third in a series which includes Jacques Le Goff's "Medieval Characters" and Eugenio Garin's "Renaissance Portraits," leading scholars search for the character of the ancient Romans through portraits of Rome's most typical personages. Essays on the politician, the soldier, the priest, the farmer, the slave, the merchant, and others together create a fresco of Roman society as it spanned 1300 years. Synthesizing a wealth of current research, "The Romans" surveys the most complex society ever to exist prior to the Industrial Age. Searching out the identity of the ancient Roman, the contributors describe an urbane figure at odds with his rustic peers, known for his warlike nature and his love of virtue, his magnanimity to foreigners and his predilection for cutting off his enemies' heads. Most important, perhaps, of the themes explored throughout this volume are those of freedom and slavery, of citizenship and "humanitas." What results from the depictions Roman society through time and across its many constituent cultures is the variety of Roman identity in all its richness and depth. These masterful essays will engage the general reader as well as the specialist in history and culture. Andrea Giardina is professor of Roman history at the University of Rome and editor of several multivolume scholarly works on ancient Rome.


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    Title
    The Romans
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Andrea Giardina, Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 607 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226290508
    ISBN 10: 0226290506
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    Libri: I-AH
    DC20: 937
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    LC classification: DG78 .R58313 1993
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    LC classification: DG78.R5831
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QSM
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    16 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL