The World of Rome
An Introduction to Roman Culture
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World of Rome by Peter V. Jones
Book DescriptionThe World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, it covers all aspects of the city - its rise to power, what made it great, and why it still engages and challenges us today. The first two chapters outline the history and changing identity of Rome from 1000 BC to AD 476. Subsequent chapters examine the mechanisms of government, the economic and social life of Rome, and Roman ways of looking at and reflecting the world. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome. The World of Rome is particularly designed to serve as a background book to Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 1986).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521384216
(210mm x 148mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter V. Jones
Reading Latin, Paperback (October 2016)
One part of a bestselling Latin course designed to help mature beginners read classical Latin fluently and intelligently.
World of Rome, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Peter V. Jones
A fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Rome with many illustrations.
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