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Understand Roman Civilization: Teach Yourself

Understand Roman Civilization: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself: History & Politics

By (author) Paula James

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 144416340X
  • ISBN 13: 9781444163407
  • Sales rank: 1,377,926

Product description

This remarkable and original introduction to Roman civilization starts with a tour of Rome, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Roman life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today. Readers will gain new insights into the Roman past, its people, its psychology and its society - and they will feel encouraged and confident to visit Rome themselves or to read its most important texts.

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Author information

Paula James is a lecturer in Classics for the Open University.

Table of contents

1. City tour 2. Roman holiday 3. Point of departure 4. Meeting the people 5. Going abroad