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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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This handy reference provides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., 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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Tables

Acknowledgments

1. Republic and Empire

2. Military Affairs

3. Geography of the Roman World

4. Towns and Countryside

5. Travel and Trade

6. Written Evidence

7. Religin

8. Economy and Industry

9. Everyday Life

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195123326
Author:
Adkins, Lesley
Author:
Adkins, Roy A.
Author:
null, Lesley
Author:
null, Roy A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Classical Studies | Ancient History | Roman
Subject:
Rome Civilization Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Rome History Chronology.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 illus.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.3 x 9 x 1.4 in 1.65 lb

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » Italy and Rome
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