Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

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Baker & Taylor
Both archaeological and historical evidence are represented in this thematically arranged guide to the history of Rome from its beginnings in the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. The first chapter, "Republic and Empire," gives a chronological overview as well as geographies, a list of emperors, and basic information about government and law. This framework is followed by chapters on the military, daily life, travel and trade, religion, and the economy as well as geography, and language and literature. The articles are summaries with references for further exploration. About 150 black and white illustrations and 4 tables add meaning tot he text. The useful and readable information will answer question for both world history and Latin students and for readers of novels set in the era. Highly recommended for high school collections.A one-stop reference tool for the history of the Roman Empire, covering 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

Book News
A reference to facts and figures about ancient Rome from the eight century B.C. to the fifth A.D. The thematic sections cover the republic and the empire, military affairs, geography, town and country, travel and trade, literature, religion, economy and industry, and everyday aspects such as family, entertainment, and medicine. Each section concludes with a list of further reading. Well illustrated in black and white. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
The rise and fall of the Roman Empire remains a crucial event in the history of Europe and the Near East, yet many reference sources either omit important facts and figures about the period or take them for granted. Now, Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome 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 often hard to find and even harder to decipher.
Organized thematically, nine chapters provide in-depth analysis of all aspects of Roman life, the Republic and the Empire, military affairs, geography of the Roman world, towns and countryside, travel and trade, literature and the arts, religion, economy and industry and everyday life.
The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts, Hadrian's Wall and the Colosseum; the Roman system of names; coinage, weights and measures; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography as well as site-specific photographs and line drawings, more than 125 in all. Maps chart the expansion and contraction of the territory from the foundation of the city of Rome itself to the Byzantine Empire and the ultimate decline of the West.
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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, c1994
ISBN: 9780816027552
Branch Call Number: 937 Ad53h
Characteristics: xi, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Adkins, Roy (Roy A.)


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