A Critical History of Early Rome

From Prehistory to the First Punic War
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249912
Category: History
Page: 400
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Traces the history of early Rome, covering such topics as religion, language, and culture.

Time in Roman Religion

One Thousand Years of Religious History
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041552217X
Category: History
Page: 207
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Religion is a major subfield of ancient history and classical studies, and Roman religion in particular is usually studied today by experts in two rather distinct halves: the religion of the Roman Republic, covering the fifth through first centuries B.C.; and the religious diversity of the Roman Empire, spanning the first four centuries of our era. In Time in Roman Religion, author Gary Forsythe examines both the religious history of the Republic and the religious history of the Empire. These six studies are unified by the important role played by various concepts of time in Roman religious thought and practice. Previous modern studies of early Roman religion in Republican times have discussed how the placement of religious ceremonies in the calendar was determined by their relevance to agricultural or military patterns of early Roman life, but modern scholars have failed to recognize that many aspects of Roman religious thought and behavior in later times were also preconditioned or even substantially influenced by concepts of time basic to earlier Roman religious history. This book is not a comprehensive survey of all major aspects of Roman religious history spanning one thousand years. Rather, it is a collection of six studies that are bound together by a single analytical theme: namely, time. Yet, in the process of delving into these six different topics the study surveys a large portion of Roman religious history in a representative fashion, from earliest times to the end of the ancient world and the triumph of Christianity.

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031444
Category: History
Page: 656
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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent

Public Office in Early Rome

Ritual Procedure and Political Practice
Author: Roberta Stewart
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472107858
Category: History
Page: 255
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Rather than looking at particular individuals and personalities in Roman politics, Stewart focuses on the religious institution of the allotment of duties among elected officials. She traces the definition of allotments and their historical development with examples from the Reforms of 444, 406 and 367 BC.

The Republican Roman Army

A Sourcebook
Author: Michael M. Sage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415178797
Category: History
Page: 310
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The Republican Roman Army assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the evolution of the Roman Army and the Roman experience of war. The author has carefully selected and translated key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries and essays. This wide-ranging survey of documents recreates the social and historical framework in which ancient Roman warfare took place – from the Archaic and Servian period through to the Late Republic. The topics addressed extend beyond the conventional questions of army mechanics such as strategy and tactics, and explore questions such as the army's influence on Roman society and its economy. Complete with notes, index and bibliography, The Republican Roman Army provides students of Ancient and Military History with an unprecedented survey of relevant materials.

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031444
Category: History
Page: 656
View: 6718

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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent

Livy and Early Rome

A Study in Historical Method and Judgment
Author: Gary Forsythe
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515074957
Category: History
Page: 147
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Livy's work is of interest to two distinct schools of history and literary criticism and Forsythe argues that this has resulted in some conflicting interpretations about various aspects, including Livy's sources and his relationship to his subjects. This study concentrates on Livy's working methods as an ancient historian, a perspective often overlooked, and is aimed at readers interested in early Roman history and Livian historiography. All extracts are accompanied by English translations.

Ruins of Ancient Rome

The Drawings of French Architects who Won the Prix de Rome, 1786-1924
Author: Roberto Cassanelli
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892366804
Category: Architecture
Page: 223
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Presents almost two hundred reproductions of the 19th-century architect pennsionnaires of the Academie Francaise de Rome who, as students, won the prestigious Prix de Rome, offering watercolors and drawings of Pompeii's structures as they were excavated at the time.

Social Struggles in Archaic Rome

New Perspectives on the Conflict of the Orders
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148896
Category: History
Page: 448
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This widely respected study of social conflicts between the patrician elite and the plebeians in the first centuries of the Roman republic has now been enhanced by a new chapter on material culture, updates to individual chapters, an updated bibliography, and a new introduction. Analyzes social conflicts between patricians and plebeians in early republican Rome Includes chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic illuminating social, economic, legal, religious, military, and political aspects as well as the reliability of historical sources Contributors have written addenda for the new edition, updating their chapters in light of recent scholarship

New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare[electronic Resource]


Author: Garrett G. Fagan,Matthew Freeman Trundle
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185984
Category: History
Page: 372
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"New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare" explores the armies of antiquity from Assyria and Persia, to classical Greece and Rome. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange, and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare by land and sea.

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain


Author: Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology Martin Millett,Alison Moore,Associate Professor in Roman Studies Louise Revell,Freelance Academic Editor and Sessional Lecturer Alison Moore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199697736
Category: Great Britain
Page: 704
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Roman Britain is a critical area of research within the provinces of the Roman empire. It has formed the context for many of the seminal publications on the nature of imperialism and cultural change. Roman rule had a profound impact culture of Iron Age Britain, with new forms of material culture, and new forms of knowledge. On the other hand, there is evidence that such impacts were not uniform, leading to questions of resistance and continuity of pre-existing cultural forms. Within the last 15-20 years, the study of Roman Britain has been transformed through an enormous amount of new and interesting work which is not reflected in the main stream literature. The new archaeological work by a young generation has moved away from the narrative historical approach towards one much more closely focused on the interpretation of material. It has produced new interpretations of the material and a new light on the archaeology of the province, grounded in a close reading of the material evidence as collected by previous scholars and exploiting the rich library of publications on Romano-British studies. For the first time, this volume draws together the various scholars working on new approaches to Roman Britain to produce a comprehensive study of the present state and future trajectory of the subject. Arranged thematically and focussed primarily on the archaeological evidence, the volume challenges more traditional narrative approaches and explores new theoretical perspectives in order to better understand the archaeology of the province and its place within the wider context of the Roman Empire.

Aestimatio

Critical Reviews in the History of Science
Author: Alan Bowen,Tracey Rihll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Livy

Reconstructing Early Rome
Author: Gary B. Miles
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801484261
Category: History
Page: 251
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Some critcs of the Roman historian Livy (59 BC - AD 17) have dismissed his work as a compendium of stale narratives and conventioanl attitudes. In this book Miles attempts to reveal in Livy's history a creative interplay between traditional stories, contemporary ideological assumptions, and the historian's own perspective from the margins of Roman aristocracy. Drawing on a range of critical approaches, Miles considers Livy's stance as a historian, the ways in which he reworked his sources, and his interpretation of such historical phenomena as recurrence, continuity, and change. He focuses on the foundation stories with which Livy begins his history, paying particular attention to the stories of the abduction of the Sabine women and of Romulus and Remus.

New Frontiers


Author: Paul J du Plessis
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748668195
Category: Law
Page: 256
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An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i

Law and Religion in the Roman Republic


Author: Olga Tellegen-Couperus
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004218505
Category: History
Page: 229
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Drawing on epigraphic, legal, literary, and numismatic sources, this book reveals how, in the Roman Republic, law and religion interacted to serve the same purpose, the continued growth and consolidation of Rome’s power.

The German Genius

Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution and the Twentieth Century
Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 085720324X
Category: History
Page: 992
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From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and engineers were leading their freshly-unified country to new and undreamed of heights, and by 1933, they had won more Nobel prizes than anyone else and more than the British and Americans combined. But this genius was cut down in its prime with the rise and subsequent fall of Adolf Hitler and his fascist Third Reich-a legacy of evil that has overshadowed the nation's contributions ever since. Yet how did the Germans achieve their pre-eminence beginning in the mid-18th century? In this fascinating cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world. As he convincingly demonstarates, while we may hold other European cultures in higher esteem, it was German thinking-from Bach to Nietzsche to Freud-that actually shaped modern America and Britain in ways that resonate today.