This supplemental text explains the ancient classical Roman world, by focusing on individual personalities - what is known about them and their world view. Each individual becomes a lens through which the student can view the values and characteristics of ancient Rome.
- Paperback | 339 pages
- 177.8 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 544.32g
- 01 Aug 2000
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- United States
- 3rd Revised edition
- illustrations, maps
Table of contents
Preface Illustrations, Maps, and Charts Chronology A Roman Professor 1. Rome, Expansion, and Conquest: The Siege of Syracuse (213-211 B.C.)--Marcellus the Warlord, Archimedes the Weapons-Master 2. The Republic in Transition: Internal Disorders--Eunus the Magician and the First Sicilian Slave War (135-132 B.C.) 3. Politics and Violence in the First Century B.C.: Gambling with Rome's Future--Brutus the Assassin 4. The End of the Republic: Antony Loses the Roman World--Cleopatra, "Queen of Kings"; Queen of Hearts 5. The Early Empire: Tiberius' Troubled Reign (14-37 A.D.)--Thrasyllus the Astrologer 6. Flavian Stability--Natural Disaster: Mt. Vesuvius Destroys Pompeii and Herculaneum (August 24, 79 A.D.)--Pliny the Survivor 7. The Golden Age of Empire: Growing Old in the Second Century A.D.--Spurinna, an Aged Roman 8. Empire and Army: Septimius and the Severan Dynasty (193-235 A.D.)--Julia Domna, the Syrian Empress 9. Crisis and Christians: The Empire Under Stress--Vibia Perpetua the Martyr 10. Emperors and Entertainment: Crowds, Cheers, and the Circus Maximus--Diocles the Charioteer Epilogue Glossary and Pronunciation Guide Acknowledgments Illustration Credits Index