Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins,Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.
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Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195123326

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 7311

A one-volume reference on the history of the Roman Empire covers more than 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.
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Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439576595

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 666

A one-volume reference on the history of the Roman Empire covers more than 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.
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Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195124910

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 1948

From the beginning of the Minoan civilization to the fall of the Greek states to the Romans by 30 B.C., this handy reference provides comprehensive access to over three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology. 179 halftones and linecuts.
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Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195142334

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this unique reference work, Roman religion is finally accorded its due and set in its full context. Dictionary of Roman Religion contains more than 1,400 entries. Among the topics covered are deities and spirits, festivals, sacrifices, temples, altars, cult objects, burial rites, writers on religion, and historical religious events. Different religions within the Roman world, such as Mithraism, Druidism, Judaism, and Christianity, are also discussed. Illustrated, cross-referenced, and featuring a bibliography and glossary, this dictionary is both comprehensive and essential for students and researchers. The essays and suggestions for further reading also make this appealing to all who are interested in ancient religions, myths, and legends.
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Author: Alberto Angela

Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933372716

Category: History

Page: 384

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This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.
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Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612309143

Category: History

Page: 232

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". . . gracefully written" - The New York Times Award-winning historian Lionel Casson paints a vivid portrait of life in ancient Rome - for slaves and emperors, soldiers and commanders alike - during the empire's greatest period, the first and second centuries A.D.
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Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816027552

Category: Rome

Page: 404

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A one-stop reference tool for the history of the Roman Empire, covering 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.
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Author: Ann Rosalie David

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195132151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."
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Author: Jerome Carcopino

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446549054

Category: History

Page: 380

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827751

Category: History

Page: 384

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An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.
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Author: JOHN WACHER

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136748458

Category: History

Page: 529

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When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman World available. Ranging from the founding of Rome in the eighth century BC, and throughout the Empire and beyond this book will continue to be an essential resource on the subject for many years to come.
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An Introduction

Author: Kevin M McGeough

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195379861

Category: History

Page: 380

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In The Romans, Kevin M. McGeough approaches the centuries-long story of Rome thematically, exploring its geography, history, economics, social structures, material culture, and intellectual achievements. The book not only addresses such topics as historical personalities, forms of government, and religion, but also coinage, administrative organization, festivities, the art of leisure, death and burial rituals, and much more. Each chapter provides an up-to-date summary of our knowledge ofRoman civilization. Here, for example, are reports on a recent discovery of a complete ship found during the construction of the Naples subway; findings from the excavations of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in Rome; the discovery of a previously unknown emperor, thanks to a beachcomber's find of a huge stash of Roman coins; and a look at the controversy over the purported Ossuary of James, which seemed at first to offer archeological confirmation of the biblical story of Jesus. In-depth, up-to-the-minute, and fully accessible, The Romans is an ideal introduction to a fascinating and complex culture.
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A Handbook for Time Travelers

Author: Jonathan W. Stokes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101998083

Category: HISTORY

Page: 144

View: 1914

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Romecontains information vital to the sensible time traveler- - Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? - What do I do if I'm attacked by barbarians? - What are my legal options if I'm fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar's assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. Remember- to make the most of your vacation to the past, be sure to pack a Thrifty Guide from the future!
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Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500771723

Category: History

Page: 208

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An entertaining yet factual insider's guide: how to become a gladiator, hone your fighting skills, and thrill the crowds in the Colosseum. So you think you’d like to be a gladiator? Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Win fame and fortune in one of Rome’s most glamorous locations, in the presence of the emperor himself. Who wouldn’t kill for a job like that? This handy guide tells you everything you need to know before you step out to fight for your life in front of a roaring crowd: Why you should become a gladiator How to join the most glamorous—yet lethal—profession on earth Who will try to kill you, and with what Which arena of the empire is the right one for you When and how often you will fight What happens before, during, and after a duel Combining the latest research with modern reconstructions, Gladiator helps you experience firsthand the spectacular yet brutal life and death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome.
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Author: Philip Matyszak

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 050077174X

Category: History

Page: 208

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An insider's guide: how to join the Roman legions, wield a gladius, storm cities, and conquer the world Your emperor needs you for the Roman army! The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconquerable from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia. Yet the might of Rome rests completely on the armored shoulders of the legionaries who hold back the barbarian hordes and push forward the frontiers of empire. This carefully researched yet entertainingly nonacademic book tells you how to join the Roman legions, the best places to serve, and how to keep your armor from getting rusty. Learn to march under the eagles of Rome, from training, campaigns, and battle to the glory of a Roman Triumph and retirement with a pension plan. Every aspect of army life is discussed, from drill to diet, with handy tips on topics such as how to select the best boots or how to avoid being skewered by enemy spears. Combining the latest archaeological discoveries with the written records of those who actually saw the Roman legions in action, this book provides a vivid picture of what it meant to be a Roman legionary.
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