The Oxford History of the Classical World: The Roman World v.2

The Oxford History of the Classical World: The Roman World v.2

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"The Oxford history of the classical world" aims to present the general reader with a view of the Graeco-Roman world, its history and achievements. This volume covers early Rome and Italy, the expansion of the Roman Republic, the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus and its consolidation in the first 2 centuries AD. The later Empire and its influence on western civilization is also discussed. Chapters, written by established historians, consider the political and social history and are interspersed with sections on literature, philosophy and the arts. The historical framework is reinforced by maps and chronological charts. The companion text is "The Oxford history of the classical world - Greece and the Hellenistic world".show more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 11 colour plates, numerous halftones, 4 maps, bibliography
  • 0192821660
  • 9780192821669

Table of contents

Introduction. Early Rome and Italy; the expansion of Rome; the first Roman literature; Cicero and Rome; the poets of the late Republic; the founding of the Empire; the arts of government; Augustan poetry and society; Virgil; Roman historians; the arts of prose - the early Empire; silver Latin poetry and the Latin novel; later philosophy; the arts of living; Roman life and society; Roman art and architecture. Envoi - on taking leave of antiquity. Table of events. Descriptive list of illustrations. more

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