The Roman World

The Roman World : Sources and Interpretation

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For Roman History and Western Civilization courses. This concise volume presents a selection of historical documents from the founding of Rome to its fall. All of the documents were translated from the Latin by D. Brendan Nagle, a recognized authority in Roman history. It is designed to provide students of history and civilization with a balanced selection of texts illustrating the social, cultural, political and military history of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Visual Documents provide unique insight into the material culture of ancient Rome.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131100831
  • 9780131100831

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"The Roman World" offers students a chance to explore the life and culture of ancient Rome through original translations of key textual sources and in-depth examination of visual evidence. Covering such important topics as religion, warfare, family life, politics, the pax Romana, and the fall of the Empire, "The Roman World" is an indispensable resource for courses in both ancient history and the classics. With chapter introductions that help students situate the readings, and maps and discussion questions that help them think more deeply about connections and consequences, "The Roman World" encourages students to move beyond the simple what, when, and where inquiries of history and become true investigators into the complex fabric of a world whose legacy still endures.show more

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"Nagle invites students to think about Roman values, the Roman spiritual universe, and how and why these changed over time. He wants students to explore not just what the Romans did, but who the Romans were." - John Evans, University of Minnesotashow more

Table of contents

1. Rome of the Kings. 2. Political Culture of the Roman Republic. 3. War and Warfare in the Republic. 4. Society and Culture in the Republic. 5. The Roman Revolution. 6. Augustus and the Principate. 7. The Roman Peace. 8. Religion and Culture in the Roman Empire. 9. Daily Life in the Roman Empire. 10. The Transformed Empire.show more

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