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Women in Roman Law And Society
Women in Roman Law And Society
Paperback      ISBN: 041505902x
Basing her lively analysis on detailed study of literary and epigraphic material, Jane F. Gardner explores the provisions of the Roman laws as they related to women and describes the ways in which the laws affected women throughout their lives.
Pompeii: The Day a City Died
Pompeii
The Day a City Died
Paperback      ISBN: 0810928558
An expert on Pompeii uses photographs, reconstructed city plans, mosaics, and drawings to provide a vivid portrait of life in this Roman city
Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet
Catullus' Bedspread
The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet
Paperback      ISBN: 0062317032
A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time, from doomed love affairs to shrewd political maneuvering and backstabbing—an accessible, appealing look at one of history’s greatest poets. Born to one of Verona’s leading families, Catullus spent most of his young adulthood in Rome, mingling with the likes of Caesar and Cicero and chronicling his life through his poetry. Famed for his lyrical and subversive voice, his poems about his friends were jocular, often obscenely funny, while those who crossed him found themselves skewered in raunchy verse, sudden objects of hilarity and ridicule. These bawdy poems were disseminated widely throughout Rome. Many of his poems recall his secret longstanding affair with the seductive older Clodia. While Catullus and Clodia made love in the shadows, the whole of Italy was quaking as Caesar, Pompey and Crassus forged a doomed alliance for power. During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty that will achieve immortality and make Catullus a legend. Catullus’ Bedspread includes an 8-page color insert.
Storming the Heavens: Soldiers, Emperors, and Civilians in the Roman Empire
Storming the Heavens
Soldiers, Emperors, and Civilians in the Roman Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 081333523x
Illuminates an often overlooked incident within the Roman empire, shining light on a period in the late third century B.C. that saw the rise of social turmoil and terror perpetrated by the Roman army.
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Pax Romana
War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300178824
A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world
The Eternal City: A History of Rome
The Eternal City
A History of Rome
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681775425
The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian.
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Confronting the Classics
Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871407167
An internationally recognized historian presents a revealing tour of the ancient world, shedding new light on Greek and Roman history.
Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome
Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300073828
The spectacles of Imperial Rome, the religious festivals, public games, circus, animal hunts, processions and dramas, were used by emperors and politicians to convey ideologies and political policies and to test public opinion.
The Jugurthine War: The Conspiracy of Catiline
The Jugurthine War
The Conspiracy of Catiline
by Sallust
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441328
Greece and the Hellenistic World
Greece and the Hellenistic World
Paperback      ISBN: 0192821652
From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical world has established the foundations of our culture, as well as many of its enduring achievements. Astonishingly in-depth in its coverage of the entire 1000-year history of the classical world and richly illustrated, The Oxford History of the Classical World offers the general reader the definitive companion to the Graeco-Roman world, its history, and its achievements. The first volume, Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World, covers the period from the eighth to first centuries B.C., a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. It also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conquered by Alexander the Great. The second volume, Classical Rome, covers early Rome and Italy, the expansion of the Roman republic, the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, its consolidation in the first two centuries A.D., and the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization. The editors--three eminent classicists, John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray--intersperse chapters on political and social history with chapters on literature, philosophy, and the arts, and reinforce the historical framework with maps and chronological charts. The two volumes also contain bibliographies and a full index, as well as color plates, black and white illustrations, and maps integrated into the text. The contributors--thirty of the world's leading scholars--present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit, brevity, and style. While concentrating on the aspects essential to understanding each period, they also focus on those elements of the classical world that remain of lasting importance and interest to readers today. Together, these volumes provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our past.