Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD, including information that is hard to find and even harder to decipher. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome provides a unique look at a civilization whose art, literature, law, and engineering influenced the whole of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and beyond. The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts; the many Roman religions and festivals; the Roman system of personal names; contemporary poets and historians; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, as well as more than 125 site-specific photographs and line drawings. Maps chart the expansion and contraction of the territory from the foundation city of Rome itself to the Byzantine Empire and the ultimate decline of the West. Combining both archaeological and historical evidence, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome is perfect for anyone interested in Roman history, the classics, or an overview of the amazing period in which the Romans ruled.

Buy Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome book by Lesley Adkins from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195123326
ISBN-10: 0195123328
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 187mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome book by Lesley Adkins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Lesley Adkins

About the Authors: Lesley and Roy A. Adkins are both professional archaeologists. They have written numerous books together including Dictionary of Roman Religion, An Introduction to Archaeology, and Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece.

Books By Author Lesley Adkins

Jane Austen's England by Lesley Adkins

Jane Austen's England

Paperback / softback, July 2014
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England by Lesley Adkins

Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England

Paperback, May 2014
Jack Tar by Lesley Adkins

Jack Tar

Paperback, September 2009
Archaeological Illustration by Lesley Adkins

Archaeological Illustration

Paperback, March 2009