A History of the Roman People

A History of the Roman People

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For one/two-semester survey courses in Roman History.This 4th edition of the popular text continues to provide a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity in A.D. 600. Clearly organized and eminently readable, its explanatory narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for the social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods presented. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.show more

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  • Paperback | 579 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0130384801
  • 9780130384805
  • 2,032,272

Table of contents

I. PRE-ROMAN ITALY AND THE RISE OF ROME. 1. The Foundations of Early Rome and Italy. 2. Phoenicians, Etruscans, and Greeks in Pre-Roman Italy. 3. Early Rome to 500 B.C. 4. Early Roman Society, Religion, and Values. 5. The Rise of the Roman Republic, 509 to 287 B.C. 6. The Roman Conquest of Italy and Its Impact, 509 to 264 B.C. II. THE HIGH POINT OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC. 7. The First Punic War and the Beginning of Overseas Imperialism, 264 to 241 B.C. 8. Between the Wars, 241 to 218 B.C. 9. The Second Punic War, 218 to 201 B.C. 10. War and Imperialism in the Hellenic East, 200 to 133 B.C. 11. Roman Imperialism in the West, 200 to 133 B.C. 12. The Transformation of Roman Life, 264 to 133 B.C. 13. The Great Cultural Synthesis, 264 to 133 B.C. III. THE WORLD OF THE LATE REPUBLIC. 14. The Gracchi and the Struggle over Land Reform, 133 to 121 B.C. 15. The Breakdown of the System, 121 to 88 B.C. 16. Marius and Sulla: Civil War and Reaction, 88 to 78 B.C. 17. Personal Ambitions and Public Crises, 78 to 60 B.C. 18. The Rise of Caesar, 60 to 52 B.C. 19. Caeser Wins and Is Lost, Mid-50s to 44 B.C. 20. The Last Days of the Republic, 44 to 30 B.C. 21. Social, Economic, and Cultural Life in the Late Republic, ca. 133 to 30 B.C. IV. THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE. 22. The Establishment of the Principate, 29 B.C. to A.D. 14. 23. Systematic Reform under Augustus. 24. Imperial Stabilization under Augustus. 25. The Impact of Augustus on Roman Imperial Life and Culture. 26. The First Two Julio-Claudian Emperors: Tiberius and Gaius (Caligula), A.D. 14 to 41. 27. Claudius, Nero, and the End of the Julio-Claudians, A.D. 41 to 68. 28. The Crisis of the Principate and Recovery under the Flavians, A.D. 69 to 96. 29. The "Good" Emperors of the Second Century, A.D. 96 to 180. 30. Imperial Culture and Society in the First Two Centuries A.D. V. CRISIS, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH CENTURIES. 31. Changes and Conflict in the Early Third Century, A.D. 180 to 235. 32. The Third-Century Anarchy, A.D. 235 to 285. 33. Changes in Roman Life and Culture during the Third Century. 34. Diocletian: Creating the Fourth-Century Empire, A.D. 285 to 305. 35. Constantine the Great and Christianity, A.D. 306 to 337. 36. From Constantine's Dynasty to Theodosius the Great, A.D. 337 to 395. 37. The Evolving World of Late Antiquity in the Fourth Century A.D. 38. Christianity and Classical Culture in the Fourth Century. VI. THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ROMAN WORLD IN LATE ANTIQUITY. 39. The Fifth-Century West: The Localization of Imperial Power under Germanic Kings. 40. Fifth-Century Empresses and the Survival of the Empire in the East, A.D. 395 to 518. 41. Justin and the Establishment of Justinian's Autocracy, A.D. 518 to 532. 42. The Impossible Dream of Universal Empire, A.D. 532 to 602. 43. The Transformation of the Late Antique Roman World, A.D. 395 to 600. 44. The Church and the Legacy of Rome. Bibliography. Index.show more

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