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1. Civil war [2016]

lxvii, 374 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
Caesar (C. Iulius, 102 44 BC), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; entered Roman politics as a democrat against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the coalition with Pompey and Crassus; conquered all Gaul for Rome; attacked Britain twice; was forced into civil war; became master of the Roman world; and achieved wide-reaching reforms until his murder. We have his books of "commentarii" (notes): eight on his wars in Gaul from 58 52 BC, including the two expeditions to Britain in 55 54, and three on the civil war of 49 48. They are records of his own campaigns (with occasional digressions) in vigorous, direct, clear, unemotional style and in the third person, the account of the civil war being somewhat more impassioned.This edition of the "Civil War" replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A. G. Peskett (1914) with new text, translation, introduction, and bibliography. In the Loeb Classical Library edition of Caesar, Volume I is his "Gallic War"; Volume III consists of "Alexandrian War, " "African War, " and "Spanish War, " commonly ascribed to Caesar by our manuscripts but of uncertain authorship.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674997035 20160704
Classics Library
lxx, 577 pages ; 17 cm.
  • General introduction
  • Bibliography
  • Abbreviations
  • On the constitution of the art of medicine. Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • The art of medicine. Introduction
  • Text and translation
  • A method of medicine to Glaucon. Introduction
  • Book I
  • Book II.
Galen of Pergamum (AD 129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which comprehensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment, logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society. In the three classic works in this volume, On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, Galen covers fundamental aspects of his practice in a lucid and engaging style designed to appeal to a broad audience. - Jacket flap.
Green Library, Classics Library
xvi, 586 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Studying fiscal regimes Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel-- Part I. Diversity and Commonalities in Early Extraction Regimes: 2. The Inka empire Terence N. D'Altroy-- 3. The Aztec empire Michael E. Smith-- 4. The Ancient Near East and Egypt Michael Jursa and Juan Carlos Morena Garcia-- Part II. Determinants of Intensification and Abatement: 5. Hellenistic empires Andrew Monson-- 6. The Roman republic James Tan-- 7. The early Roman monarchy Walter Scheidel-- 8. The later Roman empire Gilles Bransbourg-- 9. Early imperial China, from Qin/Han through Tang Mark E. Lewis-- 10. Imperial China under the Song and late Qing Kent Gang Deng-- Part III. Divergent Trends among Established Regimes: 11. Late Rome, Byzantium and early medieval western Europe John Haldon-- 12. The Middle East in Islamic late antiquity Hugh Kennedy-- 13. The Ottoman empire Metin M. Cosgel-- 14. Early modern Japan Philip C. Brown-- Part IV. Fragmented Political Ecologies and Institutional Innovation: 15. The Greek polis and koinon Emily Mackil-- 16. Classical Athens Josiah Ober-- 17. Why did public debt originate in Europe? David Stasavage-- Part V. Comparative Perspectives and New Frontiers: 18. Tributary empires and the New Fiscal Sociology: some comparative reflections Peter F. Bang-- 19. Interpreting the comparative history of fiscal regimes Edgar Kiser and Margaret Levi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089204 20160618
Inspired by the New Fiscal History, this book represents the first global survey of taxation in the premodern world. What emerges is a rich variety of institutions, including experiments with sophisticated instruments such as sovereign debt and fiduciary money, challenging the notion of a typical premodern stage of fiscal development. The studies also reveal patterns and correlations across widely dispersed societies that shed light on the basic factors driving the intensification, abatement, and innovation of fiscal regimes. Twenty scholars have contributed perspectives from a wide range of fields besides history, including anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. The volume's coverage extends beyond Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric approach of most scholarship on fiscal history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107089204 20160618
Classics Library
xliv, 611 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
  • Preface
  • General introduction
  • References
  • General bibliography
  • Sigla
  • The Histories
  • Letters to Caesar
  • Divergences from Maurenbrecher's edition
  • Concordances
  • Indexes
  • Maps.
Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust s last work, the annalistic "Histories" in five books, is much more expansive than his monographs on Catiline and Jugurtha (LCL 116), treating the whole of Roman history at home and abroad in the post-Sullan age. Although fragmentary, it provides invaluable information and insight about a crucial period of history spanning the period from 78 to around 67 BCE. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes. For this volume, which completes the Loeb Classical Library" "edition of Sallust s works, John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the "Histories" and the two pseudo-Sallustian "Letters to Caesar, " " "supplying ample annotation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996861 20160618
Classics Library
xiv, 152 pages, xlviii pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Classics Library
225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Classics Library
146 pages : 40 illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Classics Library
xxv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Images and Tables xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi Abbreviations xxv 1 The Efflorescence of Classical Greece 1 2 Ants around a Pond: An Ecology of City-States 21 3 Political Animals: A Theory of Decentralized Cooperation 45 4 Wealthy Hellas: Measuring Efflorescence 71 5 Explaining Hellas' Wealth: Fair Rules and Competition 101 6 Citizens and Specialization before 550 BCE 123 7 From Tyranny to Democracy, 550-465 BCE 157 8 Golden Age of Empire, 478-404 BCE 191 9 Disorder and Growth, 403-340 BCE 223 10 Political Fall, 359-334 BCE 261 11 Creative Destruction and Immortality 293 Appendix I: Regions of the Greek World: Population, Size, Fame 317 Appendix II: King, City, and Elite Game, Josiah Ober and Barry Weingast 321 Notes 329 Bibliography 367 Index 401.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691140919 20160618
Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period--and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans--and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit:
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691140919 20160618
Green Library, Classics Library
xviii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Classics Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 721 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Prologue -- Part I: Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil -- Preview: Chapters 1-3 The first murder -- Chapter 1: Cain's fratricide: rabbis and other early Jewish writers judge the case -- Chapter 2: Cain and Abel in Early Christian Writings and Art -- Chapter 3: Muslims on "...the story of the two sons of Adam" -- Comparative Summary: Cain and Abel/Qabil and Habil -- Part II: Sarah and Hagar: Mothers to Three Families -- Preview: Chapters 4-6 Abraham's rival wives -- Chapter 4: Sarah and Hagar: Jewish portrayals -- Chapter 5: Sarah and Hagar in Christian interpretations -- Chapter 6: Hagar and Ishmael, Ibrahim's family in Mecca -- Comparative Summary: Sarah and Hagar: Mothers to three families -- Part III: Joseph's Temptation by his Egyptian Master's Wife -- Preview: Chapters 7-9 Joseph/Yusuf and the Temptress -- Chapter 7: Joseph and Potiphar's wife-Jewish interpretations -- Chapter 8: Joseph put to the test-Christian sermons and art -- Chapter 9: Yusuf with Zulaykha -- Comparative Summary: Joseph's temptation by his Egyptian master's wife -- Part IV: Jonah the Angry Prophet -- Preview: Chapters 10-12 "The one of the fish" -- Chapter 10: Jonah, Nineveh, the Great Fish, and God: Jews ponder the story -- Chapter 11: Jonah and Jesus: In One Story, Two. -- Chapter 12: Islam's Yunus: from anger to praise -- Comparative Summary: Jonah the angry prophet -- Part V: Mary, Miriam, Maryam -- Preview: Chapters 13-15 Mary through three religions' eyes -- Chapter 13: Mary's Story in Christian imagination: from Jewish maiden to ever-Virgin to Heavenly Advocate -- Chapter 14: Miriam, mother of Yeshu the false messiah: Jewish counter-stories -- Chapter 15: Islam's Maryam: "chosen...above the women of the worlds" -- Comparative Summary: Mary, Miriam, Maryam -- Epilogue -- Endnotes -- Works Cited/Bibliography -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190231491 20160618
While existing scholarship informs us about early contact between Christians, Muslims, and Jews, the nature of that interaction, and how it developed over time, is still often misunderstood. Robert Gregg emphasizes that there was both mutual curiosity, since all three religions had ancestral traditions and a commanding God in common, and also wary competitiveness, as each group was compelled to sharpen its identity against the other two. Faced with the overlap of many scriptural stories, they were eager to defend the claim that they alone were God's preferred people. In Shared Stories, Rival Tellings, Gregg performs a comparative investigation of how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpreters-both writers and artists-developed their distinctive and exclusionary understandings of narratives common to their three Holy Books: Cain and Abel, Sara and Hagar, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, Jonah and the Whale, and Mary the Mother of Jesus. Exposed in the process are the major issues under contention and the social-intellectual forces that contributed to spirited, creative, and sometimes combative exchanges between Muslims, Christians and Jews. In illuminating these historical moments, and their implications for contemporary relations between these three religions, Gregg argues that scripture interpreters played an often underappreciated role in each religion's individual development of thought, spirituality, and worship, and in the three religions' debates with one another-and the cultural results of those debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190231491 20160618
Green Library, Classics Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

11. Silvae [2015]

xxx, 427 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Recent scholarship on the Silvae / Kathleen M. Coleman
  • Statius to his friend Stella
  • The statue of Domitian
  • Wedding ode in honor of Stella and Violentilla
  • The villa of Manilius Vopiscus
  • To Rutilius Gallicus
  • The Baths of Claudius Etruscus
  • The kalends of December
  • Statius to his friend Melior
  • Glaucias
  • The villa of Pollius Felix
  • The tree of Atedius Melior
  • The parrot of the same
  • The tame lion
  • Consolation to Flavius Ursus
  • To Polla on Lucan's birthday
  • Statius to his friend Pollius
  • The Hercules at Surrentum
  • Send-off to Maecius Celer
  • Consolation to Claudius Etruscus
  • The hair of Flavius Earinus
  • To his wife Claudia
  • Statius to his friend Marcellus
  • The seventeenth consulship of Domitian
  • To the Emperor Domitian
  • The Domitian Way
  • To Vitorius Marcellus
  • Ode to Septimius Severus
  • The Hercules statuette
  • Ode to Vibius Maximus
  • Poem of congratulation
  • Jesting hendecasyllabics
  • Statius to his friend Abascantus
  • On the death of Priscilla
  • Praises of Crispinus
  • Lament for his father
  • Sleep
  • A lament for his boy.
Statius "Silvae, " thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian s Rome. Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education lends a sophisticated veneer to his ornamental verse. The role of the emperor and the imperial circle in determining taste is also readily apparent: the figure of the emperor Domitian permeates these poems. D. R. Shackleton Bailey s edition of the "Silvae, " which replaced the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition with translation by J. H. Mozley, is now reissued with corrections by Christopher A. Parrott.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996908 20160618
Classics Library
342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Sobre Sepúlveda como traductor y comentador / Andrea Lozano-Vásquez
  • Sobre La República : Libros I & VII, capítulo VII, según la traducción latina y escolios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda
  • Libro VII
  • Estudios complementarios. La esclavitud natural en Sepúlveda : de los escolios al I de la Política al Demócrates segundo / Felipe Castañeda
  • Economía y crematística en los comentarios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda a la Política de Aristóteles / Jimena Hurtado y Santiago Melo Arias / La ontología política de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Francisco Castilla Urbano
  • Guerra, imperio y doctrina civilizadora en Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Giuseppe Patisso.
Classics Library
xxvi, 590 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Theocritus: Testimonia ; Idylls ; Fragments ; Epigrams
  • Moschus: Testimonia ; Eros the runaway ; Europa ; Lament for Bion ; Megara ; Fragments
  • Bion: Testimonia ; Lament for Adonis ; Wedding song of Achilles and Deidamia ; Fragments
  • Adonis dead
  • Bucolic fragment (P. Rainer 29801)
  • Pattern poems (Technopaegnia).
Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation earlier by Philitas of Cos (LCL 508), of refashioning traditional literary forms in original ways through tightly organized and highly polished work on a small scale (thus the traditional generic title "Idylls" little forms ). Although Theocritus composed in a variety of genres or generic combinations, including encomium, epigram, hymn, mime, and epyllion, he is best known for the poems set in the countryside, mostly dialogues or song-contests, that combine lyric tone with epic meter and the Doric dialect of his native Sicily to create an idealized and evocatively described pastoral landscape, whose lovelorn inhabitants, presided over by the Nymphs, Pan, and Priapus, use song as a natural mode of expression. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era. This edition of Theocritus, Moschus, and Bion, together with the so-called pattern poems included in the bucolic tradition, replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by J. M. Edmonds (1912), using the critical texts of Gow (1952) and Gallavotti (1993) as a base and providing a fresh translation with ample annotation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996441 20160618
Classics Library
243 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Classics Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. Confessions [2014 - ]

volumes ; 17 cm.
  • 1. Books 1-8
Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul's letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo. "Confessions, " composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, "Confessions "offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, all delivered with Augustine's characteristic brilliance as a stylist. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb "Confessions" by William Watts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996854 20160704
Green Library, Classics Library

16. Confessions [2014 - 2016]

2 volumes ; 17 cm.
  • 1. Books 1-8
  • 2. Books 9-13.
Aurelius Augustine (AD 354 430), one of the most important figures in western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul s letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo."Confessions, " composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine s early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, "Confessions" offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, delivered with Augustine s characteristic brilliance as a stylist.This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition of "Confessions" by William Watts.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674996939 20160704
Classics Library
x, 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Classics Library

18. The Greek anthology [2014 - ]

volumes ; 17 cm.
  • [volume 1]. Books 1-5. Book I, Christian epigrams ; Book II, Description of the statues in the Gymnasium of Zeuxippus ; Book III, Epigrams in the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus ; Book IV, Prefaces to the various anthologies ; Book V, Erotic epigrams.
The Greek Anthology contains some 4,500 short Greek poems in the sparkling and diverse genre of epigram, written by more than a hundred poets and collected over many centuries. To the original collection, called The Garland (Stephanus) by its contributing editor, Meleager of Gadara (first century BCE), was added another Garland by Philip of Thessalonica (mid-first century CE) and then a Cycle by Agathias of Myrina (567/568 CE). In about 900 CE these collections (now lost) and perhaps others (also lost, by Rufinus, Diogenianus, Strato, and Palladas) were partly incorporated and arranged into fifteen books according to subject by Constantine Cephalas; most of his collection is preserved in a manuscript called the Palatine Anthology. A second manuscript, the Planudean Anthology made by Maximus Planudes in 1301, contains additional epigrams omitted by Cephalas. Outstanding among the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, and Paulus Silentiarius. This Loeb edition of The Greek Anthology replaces the earlier edition by W. R. Paton, with a Greek text and ample notes reflecting current scholarship.
Green Library, Classics Library
xxi, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Maps x List of Figures xi List of Documents xiii Preface xv Preface to the Second Edition xvii Timeline xix 1 The Practice of History 1 The Lelantine War 1 The Lelantine War Deconstructed 4 What Is History? 8 History as Literature 11 Method and Theory 12 2 Sources, Evidence, Dates 16 Evaluating Sources 16 Dating Archaic Poets 21 Non-Literary Evidence 26 Ancient Chronography 29 Archaeological Dating 33 3 The End of the Mycenaean World and Its Aftermath 41 Mycenaean Greece 41 Gauging the Historicity of the Dorian Migration 44 Alternative Explanations 51 The Loss and Recovery of Writing 56 Whose Dark Age? 59 4 Communities of Place 68 Defining the Polis 68 The Urban Aspect of the Polis: Houses, Graves, and Walls 72 Political and Economic Functions 81 Cultic Communities 85 Polis and Ethnos 90 5 New Homes Across the Seas 96 On the Move 99 The Credibility of Colonial Foundation Stories 105 Pots and Peoples 111 A Spartan Foundation? Taras, Phalanthos, and the Partheniai116 Hunger or Greed? 120 6 The Changing Nature of Authority 126 Charting the Genesis of the State 126 Kings or Big-Men ? 127 The Emergence of an Aristocracy 134 Laws and Institutions 138 The Return of the Big-Man 144 Excursus I. A Cautionary Tale: Pheidon of Argos 154 7 Fighting for the Fatherland 165 A Hoplite Revolution? 165 Some More Equal Than Others 174 Conquest, Territory, and Exploitation 181 Excursus II. Archaeological Gaps: Attica and Crete 190 8 Defining the Political Community 200 Looking to the End 200 The Role of the Demos and the Great Rhetra 205 Drawing Boundaries 211 Land, Labor, and the Crisis in Attica 214 The Second Sex 220 Excursus III. Evaluating the Spartan Mirage 227 9 The City of Theseus 235 The End of the Tyranny 235 The Birth of Democracy? 238 The Unification of Attica 243 Theseus: Democrat or Autocrat? 251 The (A)typicality of Athens 255 10 Making a Living 260 Conceptualizing Ancient Economic Activity 260 A Peasant Economy? 262 Plying the Seas 268 The Introduction of Coinage 275 Excursus IV. The Rise of Persia and the Invasions of Greece282 11 Imagining Greece 290 Greek Culture: Unity and Diversity 290 Greeks and Others: The External Dimension 293 The Emergence of Panhellenism: The Internal Dimension 301 The Invention of the Barbarian 308 12 Writing the History of Archaic Greece 312 The First Sacred War: Fact or Fiction? 312 The Limits of Narrative History 317 Dividing up Time and Space 320 Abbreviations and Glossary of Literary Sources 326 Works Cited in the Further Reading 330 Guide to Electronic Resources 339 Index 342.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118301272 20160612
A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. * Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations * Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World * Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs * Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism * Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118301272 20160612
Green Library, Classics Library
558 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Roman history: its geographic and human foundations
  • Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans in pre-Roman Italy
  • Early Rome to 500 B.C.
  • Early Roman society, religion, and values
  • From tyrant kings to oligarchic republic, 509 to 287 B.C.
  • The Roman conquest of Italy and its impact, 509 to 264 B.C.
  • The first Punic War, northern Italy, and Illyrian pirates, 264 to 219 B.C.
  • War with Hannibal: the second Punic War, 218 to 201 B.C.
  • Roman imperialism east and west, 200 to 133 B.C.
  • The transformation of Roman life, 264 to 133 B.C.
  • The great cultural synthesis, 264 to 133 B.C.
  • The Gracchi and the struggle over reforms, 133 to 121 B.C.
  • Destructive rivalries, Marius, and the Social War, 121 to 88 B.C.
  • Civil War and Sulla's reactionary settlement, 88 to 78 B.C.
  • Personal ambitions: the failure of Sulla's optimate oligarchy, 78 to 60 B.C.
  • Caesar wins and is lost, 60 to 44 B.C.
  • The last years of the republic, 44 to 30 B.C.
  • Social, economic, and cultural life in the late republic, ca. 133 to ca. 30 B.C.
  • The principate of the early Roman Empire takes shape, 29 B.C. to A.D. 14
  • Imperial stabilization under Augustus
  • The impact of Augustus on Roman imperial life and culture
  • The first two Julio-Claudian emperors: Tiberius and Gaius (Caligula), A.D. 14 to 41
  • Claudius, Nero, and the end of the Julio-Claudians, A.D. 41 to 68
  • The crisis of the principate and recovery under the Flavians, A.D. 69 to 96
  • The five "good" emperors of the second century, A.D. 96 to 180
  • Culture, society, and economy in the first two centuries A.D.
  • Conflicts and crises under Commodus and the Severi, A.D. 180 to 235
  • The third-century anarchy, A.D. 235 to 285
  • Changes in Roman life and culture during the third century
  • Diocletian: creating the fourth-century empire, A.D. 285 to 305
  • Constantine the great and Christianity, A.D. 306 to 337
  • From Constantine's dynasty to Theodosius the Great, A.D. 337 to 395
  • The evolving world of late antiquity in the fourth century A.D.
  • Christianity and classical culture in the fourth century
  • Germanic takeover in the west and imperial survival int he East A.D. 395 to 518
  • Justin, Justinian, and the impossible dream of universal empire, A.D. 518 to 602
  • The transformation of the late antique Roman world, A.D. 395 to 600
  • The church and the legacy of Rome.
-- A History of the Roman People continues to provide a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas. * New research and scholarship has been incorporated throughout. * The chapters on the Etruscans and on Rome before the Republic have taken into account new archaeological material and research. * New research on the Roman family and the role of women is included. * New research on military history is included.Chapters on the Julio-Claudian, Flavian, and Antonine periods have been updated. * The chapters on Diocletian, Constantine, and the Christian Empire have received a clearer presentation of dynastic complexities. * Sections on religious changes and divisive theological issues have been updated and clarified. * Chapter summaries and overviews have been expanded or added.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205846795 20160618
Classics Library