Pocket Museum

Ancient Rome
Author: Virginia Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500293485
Category: History
Page: 288
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A detailed exploration of nearly 200 objects from ancient Rome and museum collections around the world, gathered here into one handy, pocket-sized guide

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Ancient Egypt
Author: Campbell Price
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500519844
Category: Egypt
Page: 288
View: 7036

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If all the portable artefacts of Ancient Egypt were in a single location, the lives of students, historians and connoisseurs would be immeasurably simpler - but the objects are scattered in museums and collections all over the world. This book brings together nearly 200 of the most significant artefacts, giving both context and immediacy to the rich culture of Ancient Egypt. From a 5000-year-old Predynastic pottery bowl adorned with model hippopotami, to a pair of sandals carefully woven from grass, reeds and papyrus, to a wooden sundial amulet of the early Roman period, this is a compelling and beautifully illustrated overview of three millennia of civilization on the banks of the Nile.

Pocket Museum: Ancient Greece


Author: David Michael Smith
Publisher: Pocket Museum
ISBN: 9780500519585
Category: Greece
Page: 288
View: 2067

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A vast collection of significant works of art from the whole of ancient Greek civilization and a range of museums, gathered in one handy, pocket-sized guide

Pocket Museum: Ancient Rome


Author: Virginia L. Campbell
Publisher: Pocket Museum
ISBN: 9780500519592
Category: Rome
Page: 288
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Pocket Museum: Ancient Rome brings together nearly 200 of the finest and most significant artifacts preserved in museums today—many of which could never be seen side by side—which serve to illustrate the social and cultural history of ancient Rome. These objects tell the story of the origin of the Roman state (Latium) from the Early Iron Age cultures of Etruria and the pseudo-historical “period of the kings” (753–509 BCE), through to the end of the Late Empire in the West in 476 CE. Over a period of more than 1,000 years, Roman culture evolved administratively, socially, and politically, with many elements still recognizable in the sociopolitical infrastructure of the modern Western world. Richly illustrated with detailed photographs of every object, the informative text reveals how each artifact is a key object in its own right—a creation that commemorates a great event or heralds the start of a new era in creativity or politics. From coins of the fifth century BCE to pottery made at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE, all the objects reveal an important insight into this highly influential ancient civilization.

The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories


Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500770697
Category: History
Page: 224
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Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his Achilles heel? What exactly is a Titan? And why is one computer virus known as a Trojan horse? The myths of ancient Greece and Rome can seem bewilderingly complex, yet they are so much a part of modern life and discourse that most of us know fragments of them. This comprehensive companion takes these fragments and weaves them into an accessible and enjoyable narrative, guiding the reader through the basic stories of classical myth. Philip Matyszak explains the sequences of events and introduces the major plots and characters, from the origins of the world and the labors of Hercules to the Trojan War and the voyages of Odysseus and Aeneas. He brings to life an exotic cast of heroes and monsters, wronged women and frighteningly arbitrary yet powerful gods. He also shows how the stories have survived and greatly influenced later art and culture, from Renaissance painting and sculpture to modern opera, literature, movies, and everyday products.

A Pocket Dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses


Author: Richard Woff
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892367061
Category: Art
Page: 48
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Includes individual entries on more than forty of the most frequently represented gods and goddesses, as well as related mythical creatures, such as Fates and Furies, and lesser-known gods from outlying areas of the Greco-Roman world.

Rome in the Ancient World

From Romulus to Justinian
Author: D. S. Potter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 352
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How did the Romans go from a small tribe living on the banks of the Tiber to an imperial power that at its height encompassed some 64 million people across three continents? And how can we explain the decline and eventual collapse of this vast empire? This authoritative, highly readable textbook offers a complete survey of the history of Rome from its origins, through the Republic and Empire, to the period of its decline and fall, ending with the emergence of Mohammed in the 6th century.Written by a historian with an international reputation, the book incorporates the most recent scholarship and archaeological evidence. It describes the key events in Roman history, and offers fascinating insights into Roman life and culture as they changed and developed over the centuries.

Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241010527
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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The series that packs a world of knowledge into your pocket Get fast facts at your fingertips with DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome, packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about the Roman Empire even more fun. Find out what Romans ate at their banquets and what bloody spectacles they watched at the arena. Read about cruel emperors and brave gladiators and about how Romans built their roads, aqueducts, palaces and the Colosseum. Use the catalogue entries to find out fast facts about everything to do with the Romans from their gods and goddesses to their toys, games and musical instruments. Packed with amazing encyclopedic stats, engaging photographs and genius gem facts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome will help you explore the empire that dominated Europe and the Middle East for more than 500 years. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds. Perfect for school projects and homework assignments, DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome tells you all about the Romans and how they lived.

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

The Reign-by-reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome
Author: Chris Scarre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500289891
Category: History
Page: 240
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Offers profiles of the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, and looks at the most important events during this period in Roman history.

Pocket Timeline of Ancient Egypt


Author: Helen Strudwick
Publisher: Interlink Books
ISBN: 9781566568951
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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?Discover ancient Egypt, from the earliest prehistoric Egyptians, through the ages of the pyramids and pharaohs, to the Roman conquest and the end of ancient Egyptian civilization. Travel back in time to see the pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt, meet some of the great pharaohs, find out about Egyptian art and writing, and investigate the mummies and their tombs.

Ancient Rome

Grades 4 - 6+
Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9781596732612
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Includes: "Historical background and facts; maps and timeline; arts and crafts projects; reading and writing connections; evaluation forms."

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The Year that Shook Rome
Author: Sam Moorhead,David Stuttard
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9781606060247
Category: History
Page: 184
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Engaging account of the Barbarian sack of Rome.

Rome & the Sword

How Warriors & Weapons Shaped Roman History
Author: Simon James
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500251829
Category: History
Page: 328
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An exploration of Roman history focuses on the soldiers of the Roman legions and their skills, tactics, and weaponry, chronicling the rise and fall of the empire through the lives of its armies.

Imperial Projections

Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture
Author: Sandra R. Joshel,Margaret Malamud,Donald T. McGuire, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882685
Category: Art
Page: 312
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The creators of popular culture have often appropriated elements of Roman history and society. This text looks at how ancient Rome has been depicted and what the portrayals tell us about contemporary culture.

The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun


Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771766
Category: History
Page: 296
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"Matyszak writes clearly and engagingly . . . nicely produced, with ample maps and illustrations." —Classical Outlook This engrossing book looks at the growth and eventual demise of Rome from the viewpoint of the peoples who fought against it. Here is the reality behind such legends as Spartacus the gladiator, as well as the thrilling tales of Hannibal, the great Boudicca, the rebel leader and Mithridates, the connoisseur of poisons, among many others. Some enemies of Rome were noble heroes and others were murderous villains, but each has a unique and fascinating story.

Pocket Museum

Vikings
Author: Steve Ashby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500052068
Category:
Page: 288
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Pocket Museum: Vikings brings together nearly 200 of the most remarkable artefacts that are held in museum collections around the world. Although the popular image of the Vikings is one of wild, violent raiders, the objects in this book reveal a more complex society comprised of pioneering explorers and master metalworkers who established a far-reaching trade network. From the vast Oseberg ship to a tiny valkyrie pendant, and from simple wooden panpipes to the unparalleled collection of silver items in the Spillings Hoard, each object provides an important insight into this most fascinating of cultures. This juxtaposition of the elite and the everyday makes this volume unique in its field.

Lonely Planet Pocket Rome


Author: Lonely Planet,Duncan Garwood
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760340146
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Let gelato melt on your tongue in Piazza Navona, marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, or retrace the footsteps of the ancients amid the Roman Forum's magical ruins; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Rome and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Rome: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 22 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi and the Quirinale, Monti and Esquilino, Celio and Lateran, Aventino and Testaccio, Trastevere and Gianicolo, Vatican City and Prati, Villa Borghese, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Rome a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Rome's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Rome guide, or Lonely Planet Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to all of the city's most popular attractions. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lives of the Romans


Author: Joanne Berry,Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771707
Category: History
Page: 304
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One hundred biographies reveal the mightiest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of its citizens. At its peak Rome's empire stretched across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, yet it started as a primitive encampment above a riverside marsh. This book spans the great chronological and geographical sweep of the Roman age and brings the reader face to face with those who helped create the empire, from consuls and commanders to ordinary soldiers, voters, and taxpayers. An extraordinary range of viewpoints is explored in these biographies. A centurion and a plasterer's wife share pages with the orator Cicero and the scholar Pliny the Elder, while a vestal virgin shares a chapter with Antinous, the boy-lover of Hadrian. Augustine, the church patriarch, and Constantine, Rome's first "Christian" emperor, rub shoulders with Julian the Apostate and Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, leader of the pagans. Roman women were the most liberated in the ancient world. They could wield massive power and influence, yet are often overlooked. Meet Servilia, Caesar's lover; Sulpicia, the teenage poet; Amazonia, the sword-swinging gladiator; and Cloelia, the girl who escaped captivity by swimming the Tiber. Lavishly illustrated with magnificent works of art, including portraits, sculptures, and Renaissance paintings of Roman scenes, this book reveals the real-life stories behind the rise and fall of Rome. Philip Matyszak teaches Roman History for the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge. He has written extensively on the ancient world. Joanne Berry teaches ancient history at Swansea University and is the author of The Complete Pompeii.

Rick Steves Pocket Paris


Author: Rick Steves,Steve Smith,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1631215647
Category: Travel
Page: 220
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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket." This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, and an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities. Included in Rick Steves Pocket Paris: Sights: the Orangerie Museum, Rodin Museum, Cluny Museum, Army Museum and Napoleon's Tomb, Pompidou Center, Carnavalet Museum, and Picasso Museum Walks and Tours: the Historic Paris Walk, Louvre Tour, Orsay Museum Tour, Eiffel Tower Tour, Rue Cler Walk, Left Bank Walk, Champs-Elysees Walk, Marais Walk and Versailles Day Trip