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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

A Philosophical and Critical History of the Fine Arts

Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture: with Occasional Observations on the Progress of Engraving... Deduced from the Earliest Records, Through Every Country in which Those Arts Have Been Cherished, to Their Present Establishment in Great-Britain, Under the Auspices of His Majesty King George III...
Author: Robert Anthony Bromley
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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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.

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

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.

A Critical History of English Poetry

Author: Herbert Grierson,J. C. Smith
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472509013
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 612
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This famous work was the result of the wartime collaboration of two Scottish scholars. Their tracing of the course of English poetry has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as a 'volume of masterly compression'. They deliberately spend most time on the greatest poets, believing that, significant as traditions and influences are, the great poet himself affects the spirit of his age and moulds the tradition he has inherited. At the same time, enough attention is paid to minor poets to make the book historically complete, and to fill in the most important links in the chain of poetic development. Thus Gower is here, as well as Chaucer; Patmore, as well as Browning. Both in scope and in detail A Critical History of English Poetry is a distinguished and valuable work.

A History of Classical Scholarship

The Eighteenth Century in Germany and the Nineteenth Century in Europe and the United States of America
Author: John Edwin Sandys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108027083
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 548
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This comprehensive history of classical learning from the sixth century BCE to 1900 was first published between 1903 and 1908.