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    DescriptionThe World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, it covers all aspects of the city - its rise to power, what made it great, and why it still engages and challenges us today. The first two chapters outline the history and changing identity of Rome from 1000 BC to AD 476. Subsequent chapters examine the mechanisms of government, the economic and social life of Rome, and Roman ways of looking at and reflecting the world. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome. The World of Rome is particularly designed to serve as a background book to Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 1986).


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    Title
    The World of Rome
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Roman Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter V. Jones, By (author) Keith C. Sidwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 423
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 610 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521386005
    ISBN 10: 0521386004
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    DC22: 937
    DC21: 937
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, SOC002010
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC classification: DG77 .W73 1997
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: CF, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2
    Illustrations note
    112 b/w illus. 4 maps 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'With 400 richly illustrated pages, it is the most up-to-date general introduction to Roman life, history and culture available.' Daily Telegraph 'Books entitled 'An introduction to ... ' can so easily fail, if only because of the wealth of material to be covered. As an introduction to the Roman world, this volume succeeds and should be essential reading.' The Times Higher Education Supplement '... stimulating and up-to-date ... I am sure many generations of students to come will have cause to be very grateful for the insight into the mindset of the Romans offered by this book.' JACT Review
    Table of contents
    Preface; List of maps and illustrations; Notes; Part I. Ideology, History and Administration: 1. The idea of Rome (753-31 BC); 2. Rome's new kings (31 BC-AD 476); 3. Princeps and imperator; 4. Governing Rome; Part II. Society and Economy: 5. The life of the city; 6. Production and consumption; 7. The Roman family; PART III. The Roman Mind: 8. The Roman mind; 9. Roman literature; 10. Roman art and architecture; Epilogue: the ghosts of Rome; Appendices: I. Roman emperors; II. Roman and Greek writers; III. Cross-references with the text of Reading Latin; Index and glossary of Latin terms; General indexes: topographical index; Index of personal names; Index of passages.