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.
The 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).
Table of Contents
List of maps and illustrations
Part I. Ideology, History and Administration:
1. The idea of Rome (753-31 BC)
2. Rome's new kings (31 BC-AD 476)
3. Princeps and imperator
4. Governing Rome
Part II. Society and Economy: 5. The life of
6. Production and consumption
7. The Roman family
PART III. The Roman Mind: 8. The Roman mind
9. Roman literature
10. Roman art and architecture
Epilogue: the ghosts of Rome
Appendices: I. Roman emperors
II. Roman and Greek writers
III. Cross-references with the text of Reading
Index and glossary of Latin terms
General indexes: topographical index
Index of personal names
Index of passages.