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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World


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  • Editor: Greg Woolf, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Greg Woolf, Christopher Mackay, David Potter, Emma Dench, Hazel Dodge, Jon Coulston, Simon Swain, Penelope Allison, Rebecca Flemming, Richard Lim, Neville Morley, Ian Haynes
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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521827751

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  • From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. At its height the empire which it built up stretched from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. In this new history an international team of historians, archaeologists and classicists presents a vision of the world's most famous imperial power based on the most up-to-date research and discoveries. Chapters and box-features present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature and deal with themes ranging from medicine to warfare. They are supported by a rich set of illustrations of sites, monuments and works of art from across the Empire. Read together, these build up a fascinating picture of a civilization permeated by its imperial role, and of the colossal costs as well as the gains of empire.

    • Presents a vision of Rome based on the latest research and discoveries
    • Possesses a clear, attractive design and numerous colour illustrations
    • Written to stimulate and inspire the general reader
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'For anyone with a serious interest in the Roman world, this is the book to get'. The Sunday Telegraph

    'This is the only book to read on this complex history.' Good Book Guide

    'As an overview and a thematic arrangement it is often excellent.' JACT Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521827751
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 213 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.574kg
    • contains: 180 colour illus. 15 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Romans and their History:
    1. Discovering Ancient Rome Greg Woolf
    2. The Republic Christopher Mackay
    3. The Emperors David Potter
    4. An imperial people Greg Woolf
    5. Rome and Greece Greg Woolf
    Part II. The Cultures of Empire:
    6. Domination Emma Dench
    7. An imperial metropolis Hazel Dodge and Jon Coulston
    8. Empire of letters Simon Swain
    9. An empire of cities Penelope Allison
    10. Imperial science Rebecca Flemming
    11. The gods of Empire Richard Lim
    12. The profits of Empire Neville Morley
    13. War and peace Ian Haynes
    Glossary of Latin terms
    Who's who
    Notable extant buildings and/or collections of art and artefacts
    Further reading.

  • Editor

    Greg Woolf, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Greg Woolf is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul (1998) and editor of Rome the Cosmopolis (2003).


    Greg Woolf, Christopher Mackay, David Potter, Emma Dench, Hazel Dodge, Jon Coulston, Simon Swain, Penelope Allison, Rebecca Flemming, Richard Lim, Neville Morley, Ian Haynes

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