A Social, Economic, and Cultural History
Author: Henry Charles Boren
Publisher: D. C. Heath and Company
Ideal for a one-semester course in Roman civilization or history, Roman Society offers a broad synthesis of the social, economic, and cultural history of this civilization. Topics such as social class, religion, the roles of women and slaves, and inflation are all covered, and maps, photographs, and a chronological chart complement the narrative.
Author: Gillian Clark
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Early Christianity in the context of Roman society raises important questions for historians, sociologists of religion and theologians alike. This work explores the differing perspectives arising from a changing social and academic culture. Key issues concerning early Christianity are addressed, such as how early Christian accounts of pagans, Jews and heretics can be challenged and the degree to which Christian groups offered support to their members and to those in need. The work examines how non-Christians reacted to the spectacle of martyrdom and to Christian reverence for relics. Questions are also raised about why some Christians encouraged others to abandon wealth, status and gender-roles for extreme ascetic lifestyles and about whether Christian preachers trained in classical culture offered moral education to all or only to the social elite. The interdisciplinary and thematic approach offers the student of early Christianity a comprehensive treatment of its role and influence in Roman society.
Representation and Response
Author: Peter Stewart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Statues are among the most familiar remnants of classical art. Yet their prominence in ancient society is often ignored. In the Roman world statues were ubiquitous. Whether they were displayed as public honours or memorials, collected as works of art, dedicated to deities, venerated as gods, or violated as symbols of a defeated political regime, they were recognized individually and collectively as objects of enormous significance. By analysing ancient texts and images, Statues in Roman Society unravels the web of associations which surrounded Roman statues. Addressing all categories of statuary together for the first time, it illuminates them in ancient terms, explaining expectations of what statues were or ought to be and describing the Romans' uneasy relationship with 'the other population' in their midst.
Author: Marguerite Johnson,Terry Ryan
Publisher: Psychology Press
"With numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, this volume is the first major sourcebook to explore the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity." "Themes such as marriage, prostitution and same-sex attraction are presented comparatively, with material from Greece and Roman worlds shown side by side; this approach allows readers to interpret the written records with a full awareness of the different context of these separate but related societies. Commentaries are provided throughout, focusing on vocabulary and social and historical context."--Jacket.
Author: Tim G. Parkin
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
"A clear, up-to-date, attractively priced guide to its subject, supplemented by extensive notes and bibliography... Invaluable as an introduction to the demography of the Roman Empire."-- Times Literary Supplement. "[Parkin] relentlessly unmasks authoritatively stated hypotheses masquerading as fact."-- Greece & Rome. Ancient Society and History.
Author: Richard Duncan-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Explores the impact of social standing on the careers of senators and knights in the Roman Empire.
Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.
Women and the Elite Family
Author: Judith P. Hallett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
Judith Hallett illuminates a paradox of elite Roman society of the classical period: its members extolled female domesticity and imposed numerous formal constraints on women's public activity, but many women in Rome's leading families wielded substantial political and social influence. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Author: Dylan Kelby Rogers
This article seeks to define ‘water culture’ in Roman society by examining literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence, while understanding modern trends in scholarship related to the study of Roman water.
Author: Jane F. Gardner
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"The book meets the highest standards of scholarly rigor, and treatment of disputed issues is informative without being esoteric. An excellent general survey and introduction." -- Choice "... will be enormously useful for those interested in teaching courses on Roman women or Roman law." -- The Classical Outlook
Author: Donald Dudley
Within this narrative, which runs from the 9th century BC to the 4th century AD and briefly beyond, the author gives special consideration to the society of Rome and its Empire. It provides an introduction to the art and architecture, law and literature, religion and philosophy, trade and commerce and to the military and civil administration as well as the history of the people with the best claim to be called the founders of Europe.
Author: Gaston Boissier
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... CICERO IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE CICERO'S PUBLIC LIFE Cicero's public life is usually severely judged by the historians of our time. He pays the penalty of his moderation. As this period is only studied now with political intentions, a man like him who tried to avoid extremes fully satisfies nobody. All parties agree in attacking him; on all sides he is laughed at or insulted. The fanatical partisans of Brutus accuse him of timidity, the warmest friends of Caesar call him a fool. It is in England and amongst us1 that he has been least abused, and that classical traditions have been more respected than elsewhere; the learned still persist in their old habits and their old admirations, and in the midst of so many convulsions criticism at least has remained conservative. Perhaps also the indulgence shown to Cicero in both countries comes from the experience they have of political life. When a man has lived in the practice of affairs and in the midst of the working of parties, he can better understand the sacrifices that the necessities of the moment, the interest of his friends and the safety of his cause may demand of a statesman, but he who only judges his conduct by inflexible 1 Forsyth, Life of Cicero. London, Murray, 1864. Merivalc, History of the Romans under the Empire, vols, i., it. 22 theories thought out in solitude and not submitted to the test of experience becomes more severe towards him. This, no doubt, is the reason why the German scholars use him so roughly. With the exception of M. Abeken,1 who treats him humanely, they are without pity. Drumann 2 especially overlooks nothing. He has scrutinized his works and his life with the minuteness and sagacity of a lawyer seeking the grounds of a law-suit. He has laid bare all his...
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
In Roman Society David Taylor concentrates on aspects of the life of the diverse groups of people who lived in the Roman world - their homes, work, leisure, beliefs and attitudes. Providing valuable coursework material for GCSE Latin as well as Classical Studies, this book focuses on the period 50 BC to AD 150, an era of dramatic political upheavals when important social changes took place. The thoughts and feelings of the Romans themselves can best be discovered through the words of their writers, and this book contains a wide variety of translated passages from the works of poets, historians and novelists - even examples of graffiti which have survived on the walls of houses and shops. '...a carefully planned and carefully written study...thanks to the author's skill in lucidly condensing a topic without suppressing its richness, many readers will gain from it a rewarding experience' - LACT Newsletter.
Author: Timothy David Barnes
Publisher: Academic Printing & Pub
Papers from a conference held in Toronto in April 1994, marking 150 years of the teaching of classics at the University of Toronto.
Author: Clifford Ando,Paul J du Plessis,Kaius Tuori
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Handbook is intended to survey the landscape of contemporary research and chart principal directions of future inquiry. Its aim is to bring to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society. This unique contribution of the volumesets it apart from others in the field. Furthermore, the volume brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment, and thus into dialogue, with historical, sociological, and anthropological research in law in other periods. The volume is therefore directed not simply to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.