The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome

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Author: Jonathan W. Stokes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101998090

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny! The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome contains information vital to the sensible time traveler: • Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? • What do I do if I’m attacked by barbarians? • What are my legal options if I’m fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar’s assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need!

Your Travel Guide to Ancient Rome

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Author: Rita J. Markel

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822530716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life in ancient Rome, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, and notable personalities.

The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome

This book should appeal to students and scholars of classical literature and ancient history. It will also attract anthropologists and social and cultural historians.

Author: Catharine Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031845921

Category: History

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The decadence and depravity of the ancient Romans are a commonplace of serious history, popular novels and spectacular films. This book is concerned not with the question of how immoral the ancient Romans were but why the literature they produced is so preoccupied with immorality. The modern image of immoral Rome derives from ancient accounts which are largely critical rather than celebratory. Upper-class Romans habitually accused one another of the most lurid sexual and sumptuary improprieties. Historians and moralists lamented the vices of their contemporaries and mourned for the virtues of a vanished age. Far from being empty commonplaces these assertions constituted a powerful discourse through which Romans negotiated conflicts and tensions in their social and political order. This study proceeds by a detailed examination of a wide range of ancient texts (all of which are translated) exploring the dynamics of their rhetoric, as well as the ends to which they were deployed. Roman moralising discourse, the author suggests, may be seen as especially concerned with the articulation of anxieties about gender, social status and political power. Individual chapters focus on adultery, effeminacy, the immorality of the Roman theatre, luxurious buildings and the dangers of pleasure. This book should appeal to students and scholars of classical literature and ancient history. It will also attract anthropologists and social and cultural historians.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Roman Empire

Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall.

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101199183

Category: History

Page: 408

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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Guides to letter writing date back to ancient Rome, where the size and mobility of the empire encouraged letter writing among its citizens. Cicero wrote about the aesthetics of letter writing and, as a branch of rhetoric, ...

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1150

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This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.

Hostages and Hostage Taking in the Roman Empire

Hostage-taking in ancient Rome was a standard practice of international diplomacy.

Author: Joel Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521861830

Category: History

Page: 291

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This 2006 book examines hostage-taking in ancient Rome, which was a standard practice of international diplomacy. Hundreds of foreign hostages, typically adolescents, were detained as the empire grew in the Republic and early Principate.

The Guru s Guide to Transact SQL

that of the academic variety , make writing certain kinds of books easier because they convert much of the ... singular form datum is not maintained in spoken language and hasn't really ever been ( except , perhaps , in ancient Rome ) .

Author: Ken Henderson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0201615762

Category: Computers

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Demonstrates important concepts and offers working Transact-SQL code, covering data filtering, DDL, DML, statistical functions, runs and sequences, transactions, stored procedures and triggers, and performance tuning.

Malaria and Rome

Malaria and Rome is the first comprehensive study of malaria in ancient Italy since the research of the distinguished Italian malariologist Angelo Celli in the early twentieth century.

Author: Robert Sallares

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199248506

Category: History

Page: 341

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Malaria and Rome is the first comprehensive study of malaria in ancient Italy since the research of the distinguished Italian malariologist Angelo Celli in the early twentieth century. It demonstrates the importance of disease patterns and history in understanding the demography of ancient populations. Robert Sallares argues that malaria became increasingly prevalent in Roman times in central Italy as a result of ecological change and alterations to the physical landscapesuch as deforestation. Making full use of contemporary sources and comparative material from other periods, he shows that malaria had a significant effect on mortality rates in certain regions of Roman Italy.Robert Sallares incorporates all the important advances made in many relevant fields since Celli's time. These include recent geomorphological research on the evolution of the coastal environments of Italy that were notorious for malaria in the past, biomolecular research on the evolution of malaria, ancient DNA as a new source of evidence for malaria in antiquity, the differentiation of mosquito species that permits understanding of the phenomenon of anophelism without malaria (where theclimate is optimal for malaria and Anopheles mosquitoes are present, but there is no malaria), and recent medical research on the interactions between malaria and other diseases.The argument develops with a careful interplay between the modern microbiology of the disease and the Greek and Latin literary texts. Both contemporary sources and comparative material from other periods are used to interpret the ancient sources. In addition to the medical and demographic effects on the Roman population, Malaria and Rome considers the social and economic effects of malaria, for example on settlement patterns and on agricultural systems. Robert Sallares also examinesthe varied human responses to and interpretations of malaria in antiquity, ranging from the attempts at rational understanding made by the Hippocratic authors and Galen to the demons described in the magical papyri.

Ancient Rome

Ward, A.M, Heichelheim, F.M. & Yeo, C.A. 1998, A History of the Roman People, third edition, Upper Saddle River. ... A Source-Guide to the Ancient City, Wauconda, IL. ... Plant, I.M. 2004, Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Author: Matthew Dillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317485209

Category: History

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In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on the Gold Age of Roman literature. Providing comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic and the Augustan age, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political and military developments in the Roman Republic and Augustan age (509 BC – AD 14) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic and early empire. Students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this new edition invaluable at all levels of study.

The Historians of Ancient Rome

History at Rome was so closely tied to public life that most historians were in fact senators, writing for other senators. ... were passed on from generation to generation so that the imagined past might guide the present.

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136752780

Category: History

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The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume, with extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers tracing the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.)

Family Guide Rome

65 Ancient Rome Highlights Nowhere does history come alive as vividly as it does in the ancient centre of Rome. Not only is there lots to see, but thanks to ancient Roman writers there are plenty of stories of Roman life to entertain ...

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241304914

Category: Travel

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Discover how the whole family can enjoy one of the world's greatest cities with the DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome. The best things to do in Rome - from imagining gladiator fights at the Colosseum to gazing up at the dome of the Pantheon - are all approached from a family-friendly angle. DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome is organised around 'hubs' - major sights around which to plan your day - and give child-friendly eating options, age-range suitability info, ideas for letting off steam, and maps showing the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets. Plus, there are activities for rainy days and Kids' Corners featuring cartoons, quizzes and games to keep young travelers happy all day long. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome

65 Ancient Rome Highlights Nowhere does history come alive as vividly as it does in the ancient centre of Rome. Not only is there lots to see, but thanks to ancient Roman writers there are plenty of stories of Roman life to entertain ...

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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409325000

Category: Travel

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DK's Family Guide Rome, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide Rome is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In Family Guide Rome: - 'Hubs', built around major sights map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Let off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight DK Family Guide Rome - we've done the planning so parents don't have to. Now available in PDF format.

The Victorians and Ancient Rome

THE VICTORIANS & ANCIENT ROME Norman Vance has written the first full-length study of the impact on Victorian Britain of the history and literature of ancient Rome.

Author: Norman Vance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631180760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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THE VICTORIANS & ANCIENT ROME Norman Vance has written the first full-length study of the impact on Victorian Britain of the history and literature of ancient Rome. His comprehensive account shows how not only scholars and poets but also engineers, soldiers, scientists and politicians gained inspiration from the writing, theory and practice of their Roman predecessors. The Roman theme is traced in nineteenth-century painting and music as well as literature and political discussion. There are chapters on the imaginative influence throughout the nineteenth century of five major Roman poets, framed by other chapters on Rome and European revolutions, nineteenth-century versions of Roman history, fictions of Rome, imperialism and decadence. Attention is also paid to the influence of developments in archaeology both at Rome and Pompeii and at Romano-British sites. Professor Vance provides a fascinating account of the sense of connection Victorian Britain felt with the Roman experience, a connection made the more complex because Britain had once been a Roman colony and because Christianity took hold and spread under the Roman Empire.

Handbook for travellers in central Italy by O Blewitt

The modern writers on the topo§ 47. Books on Rome . — As no city graphy , monuments , & c . , of ancient has had so many works written on its Rome may be classed under two heads history , topography , arts , and institu- -the Italians ...

Author: Octavian Blewitt

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555000594

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Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

1989: handbook to the subjects, places and authors of Greek and Roman literature; Levi 1997: Horace; Martindale (ed.) ... used in inscriptions; Ireland 1983: methods of cutting inscriptions; Keppie 1991: illustrated guide to many aspects ...

Author: Lesley Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816074822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.

Student Study Guide to The Ancient Greek World

They will help you learn and enjoy history while building thinking and writing skills. And they will also help you pass important tests and just enjoy learning. The Sample pages * Tomb from Rome, --By my good cond LICL, I heaped As you ...

Author: Jennifer T. Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195221602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Study guide to accompany: The ancient Greek world / Jennifer Roberts & Tracy Barrett. c2004.

Ancient Rome

From this point passages in ancient authors relating to the Capitoline the wall proceeded to the height of the Janicu- hill , and the inferences to be ... The walls then again descended in a few general rules to guide our researches .

Author: Thomas Henry Dyer

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556009316316

Category: Rome

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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome

Plus, there are activities for rainy days and Kids' Corners featuring cartoons, quizzes and games to keep young travellers happy all day long. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241305249

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Discover how the whole family can enjoy one of the world's greatest cities with the DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome. The best things to do in Rome - from imagining gladiator fights at the Colosseum to gazing up at the dome of the Pantheon - are all approached from a family-friendly angle. DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome is organised around 'hubs' - major sights around which to plan your day - and give child-friendly eating options, age-range suitability info, ideas for letting off steam, and maps showing the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets. Plus, there are activities for rainy days and Kids' Corners featuring cartoons, quizzes and games to keep young travellers happy all day long.

Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the age.

Author: Lionel Casson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045972604

Category: History

Page: 170

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In Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the age. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor.

TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS

A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome Rachel Dickinson. 6 CHPATER Birth of an Empire See how Augustus distracted Rome from his greed Read about some of Rome and the world's greatest writers Ponder why emperors ...

Author: Rachel Dickinson

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781936749119

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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STools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome explores the history and science of the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, anecdotes, and 15 hands-on activities that put kids in ancient Roman shoes, readers will learn about Roman innovations and ideas of government, science, religion, sport, and warfare that have shaped world history and our own world view.