Author: Jo-Ann Shelton, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 483, Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN: 019508974X

Describes daily life in Rome, discussing marriage, education, occupations, and entertainment.

Author: Jo-Ann Shelton, Genre: History, Total Page: 483, Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN: 0195089731

Revised to include new selections and updated bibliographical material, the second edition of this popular sourcebook offers a rich, revealing look at everyday Roman life. It provides clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents drawn from Latin and Greek source material--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection has been translated into readable, contemporary English. This edition includes more than 50 additional selections that introduce new topics and expand coverage of existing topics. In addition, the commentary on all the selections has been revised to reflect the recent scholarship of social and cultural historians. Extensive annotations, abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, cross-references to related topics, and a newly-updated bibliography provide readers with the historical and cultural background material necessary to appreciate the selections. Arranged thematically into chapters on family life, housing, education, entertainment, religion, and other important topics, the translations reveal the ambitions and aspirations not only of the upper class, but of the average Roman citizen as well. They tell of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies and also of the pleasures and hardships of everyday life. Wide-ranging and lively, the second edition of As the Romans Did offers the most lucid account available of Roman life in all its diversity. Ideal for courses in Ancient Roman History, Social History of Rome, Roman Civilization, and Classics, it will also appeal to readers interested in ancient history.

Author: Jo-Ann Shelton, Genre: Rome, Total Page: 624, Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN: 019007213X

As the Romans Did offers a rich, revealing look at everyday Roman life. It provides clear, lively translations of a fascinating array of documents drawn from Latin and Greek source material--from personal letters, farming manuals, medical texts, and recipes to poetry, graffiti, and tombstone inscriptions. Each selection has been translated into readable, contemporary English. Extensive annotations, abundant biographical notes, maps, appendices, cross-references to related topics, and a newly updated bibliography provide readers with the historical and cultural background material necessary to appreciate the selections. Arranged thematically into chapters on family life, housing, education, entertainment, religion, and other important topics, the translations reveal the ambitions and aspirations not only of the upper class, but of the average Roman citizen as well. They tell of the success and failure of Rome's grandiose imperialist policies and also of the pleasures and hardships of everyday life. Wide-ranging and lively, the third edition of As the Romans Did offers the most lucid account available of Roman life in all its diversity.

Author: Daryn Lehoux, Genre: History, Total Page: 288, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 9780226471150

What did the Romans know about their world? Quite a lot, as Daryn Lehoux makes clear in this fascinating and much-needed contribution to the history and philosophy of ancient science. Lehoux contends that even though many of the Romans’ views about the natural world have no place in modern science—the umbrella-footed monsters and dog-headed people that roamed the earth and the stars that foretold human destinies—their claims turn out not to be so radically different from our own. Lehoux draws upon a wide range of sources from what is unquestionably the most prolific period of ancient science, from the first century BC to the second century AD. He begins with Cicero’s theologico-philosophical trilogy On the Nature of the Gods, On Divination, and On Fate, illustrating how Cicero’s engagement with nature is closely related to his concerns in politics, religion, and law. Lehoux then guides readers through highly technical works by Galen and Ptolemy, as well as the more philosophically oriented physics and cosmologies of Lucretius, Plutarch, and Seneca, all the while exploring the complex interrelationships between the objects of scientific inquiry and the norms, processes, and structures of that inquiry. This includes not only the tools and methods the Romans used to investigate nature, but also the Romans’ cultural, intellectual, political, and religious perspectives. Lehoux concludes by sketching a methodology that uses the historical material he has carefully explained to directly engage the philosophical questions of incommensurability, realism, and relativism. By situating Roman arguments about the natural world in their larger philosophical, political, and rhetorical contexts, What Did the Romans Know? demonstrates that the Romans had sophisticated and novel approaches to nature, approaches that were empirically rigorous, philosophically rich, and epistemologically complex.

Author: Antony Kamm, Genre: History, Total Page: 224, Publisher: Psychology Press, ISBN: 9780415120401

The Romans: an introduction 2nd edition is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them, and describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times. This new edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras. New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website packed full of additional resources: www.the-romans.co.uk

Author: Philip Wilkinson, Genre: History, Total Page: 160, Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult, ISBN: 075226172X

This book accompany's the series What The Romas Did For Us - a 6 x 30 BBC2 documentary fronted by Adam Hart-Davis - with an in-depth illustrated history of the Roman occupation, how each technological invention was utilized by the Romans and how they compare to our own technology today.

Author: Ruth Rendell, Genre: Bibles, Total Page: 48, Publisher: Canongate Books, ISBN: 9780857861085

Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

Author: Alison Hawes, Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Total Page: 24, Publisher: A&C Black, ISBN: 9781408112861

From takeaways to motorways, the Romans brought with them a variety of ideas and inventions that changed the way we live.

Author: Robert Louis Wilken, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 214, Publisher: Yale University Press, ISBN: 0300098391

This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.

Author: Graham Tingay, Genre: Rome, Total Page: 234, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN: 0715628518

Designed to provide students with a broad and fully illustrated account of Rome, its history, and its people. The authors describe the growth and development of Rome and its Empire from 600 B.C. until A.D. 476 presenting a clear picture of what life was like for the Romans. The latest edition incorporates suggestions that the authors solicited from many teaching classicists including a new chapter on Rome's Legacy, Appendices, study questions and a date chart.