In Search of the Romans

In Search of the Romans

Second edition

Paperback (12 Dec 2019) | English

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Synopsis

In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources and copiously illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, now for the first time in colour, its opening two chapters guide the reader through the events of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the fall of the empire. Subsequent chapters introduce the most important aspects of the Roman world: the army and the provinces, religion, society, and entertainment; the final two chapters focus on Pompeii and Herculaneum, the two cities destroyed by Vesuvius. New to this edition are sections on the Augustan principate, on the Roman army, on life in the provinces and on engineering innovations, while the existing text is revised throughout. The narrative includes descriptions of many individuals from the Roman world, drawn from a variety of social settings. Activity boxes and further reading lists throughout each chapter aid students' understanding of the subject. Review questions challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as to compare them with those of their own society. The new edition is supported by a website that includes images, maps and timelines, further reading and related links.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474299916
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 937
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 1116g
Height: 172mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 28mm