The Romans: An Introduction

The Romans: An Introduction


By (author) Antony Kamm

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 21 September 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415120403
  • ISBN 13: 9780415120401
  • Illustrations note: 35 illustrations, bibliography, index

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An introduction to all aspects of Roman culture, focusing on literature, art and architecture, which also includes discussion of major contemporary developments in the study of ancient Rome. Crucial elements of Roman history such as the reign of the Caesars and the role of the army are also examined. Drawing on recent scholarship, the author examines important themes like imperialism, religion and everyday social life. Incorporating maps, charts and pictures as well as a comprehensive bibliography and index, this text is an introductory survey of Roman civilization. This textbook which should be useful for A Level Classical Civilization and first-year undergraduate courses, it may also prove useful for students of other disciplines, such as art, literature or history.

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Table of contents

1. The Founding of Rome. 2. The Republic 3. The Caesars 4. Gods and Goddesses 5. Daily Life, Work and Entertainment 6. Art, Architecture and Building 7. Roman Literature 8. The Roman Army 9. End of an Empire Appendix I: The Roman Calendar Appendix II: Roman Numerals Appendix III: Key dates in the History of Rome Reading List Index