By Arthur Kahn
During this meticulously researched and soaking up biography, Arthur Kahn brings Caesar alive and explores the spirit of his age with depth, illuminating the politics, the technological and medical advancements, army struggles, and the inventive and philosophical ferment.
By O.F. Robinson
Utilizing Roman literary and felony assets, this booklet assesses Roman penal coverage via an in-depth exam of six high-profile felony circumstances, starting from the Bacchanalian trials in 186 BC to the rigors for treason and magic within the fourth century. selecting Roman attitudes to crime and punishment, this e-book brings out contrasts and advancements in these attitudes. O.F. Robinson examines Roman legal laws (both that laid down by way of Justinian and that codified and proven by means of him) in addition to Roman attitudes, either juristic and philosophical, to the needs of punishment, together with deterrence, retribution, reform, defense of the general public and the way they have been converted through the years. the writer additionally discusses arguments for fastened as opposed to versatile consequences, and the alterations made within the genuine punishments and in these to whom they have been utilized. This publication is a necessary software for any professional, pupil or researcher wishing to profit extra approximately Roman values from their method of crime and punishment
By Margaret Malamud
Old Rome and smooth the USA explores the very important position the narratives and pictures of Rome have performed in America’s realizing of itself and its history.Places America’s reaction to Rome in a old context, from the innovative period to the presentLooks at portrayals of Rome in several media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s festivals and Expositions, and filmBeautifully illustrated with over forty prime quality pictures and figures
By Mike Duncan
THE ROMAN EMPIRE STANDS because the maximum political success within the heritage of Western civilization. From its humble beginnings as a tiny nation in relevant Italy, Rome grew to envelope the full Mediterranean till it governed an empire that stretched from the Atlantic to Syria and from the Sahara to Scotland. Its enduring legacy keeps to outline the fashionable world.
Mike Duncan chronicled the increase, triumph, and fall of the Roman Empire in his renowned podcast sequence "The historical past of Rome". Transcripts of the exhibit were edited and picked up right here for the 1st time. overlaying episodes 1-46, The heritage of Rome quantity I opens with the founding of the Roman state and ends with the breakdown of the Roman Republic. alongside the best way Rome will progressively develop from neighborhood strength to local strength to international strength. The Romans will overcome their maximum international opponents after which approximately damage themselves in a sequence of harmful civil wars. this can be the tale of the increase of Rome.
Mike Duncan is among the optimum background podcasters on the earth. His award successful sequence "The historical past of Rome" chronologically narrated the complete background of the Roman Empire over 189 weekly episodes. working from 2007-2012, "The heritage of Rome" has generated greater than sixty five million downloads and is still probably the most renowned heritage podcasts on the web. the long-lasting approval for "The historical past of Rome" earned it aniTunes better of 2015 award and types the root for his imminent booklet “The typhoon ahead of The hurricane: the start of the tip of the Roman Republic” (Public Affairs Press). Duncan has persevered this good fortune together with his ongoing sequence "Revolutions" — which up to now has explored the English, American, French, and Haitian Revolutions. when you consider that debuting in September 2013, "Revolutions" has generated greater than 18 million downloads. because of the global approval for his podcasts, Duncan has led lovers on a few sold-out guided excursions of Italy, England and France to go to ancient websites from historical Rome to the French Revolution. Duncan additionally collaborates with illustrator Jason Novak on informative cartoons that humorously clarify the historic context for present occasions. Their paintings has been featured within the New Yorker, The Paris evaluate, The axe, and The Morning information. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
By Andrew Lintott
There's no different released booklet in English learning the structure of the Roman Republic as a complete. but the Greek historian Polybius believed that the structure was once a basic reason for the exponential development of Rome's empire. wisdom of Rome's political associations is vital either for historical historians and if you examine the contribution of Rome to the republican culture of political notion from the center a long time to the revolutions encouraged by way of the Enlightenment.
By Richard Hingley
This landmark ebook indicates how a lot Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists have been motivated through their very own adventure of empire of their interpretation of archaeological facts. This distortion of the evidence grew to become authorized fact and its legacy continues to be felt in archaeology this day. whereas tracing the advance of those rules, the writer additionally provides the reader a throrough grounding within the heritage of Roman archaeology itself.
By Niccolo Machiavelli, Harvey C. Mansfield, Nathan Tarcov
By William A. Johnson, Holt N. Parker
Classicists were sluggish to exploit the real advances within the means that literacy is seen in different disciplines (including particularly cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology). nonetheless, historians of literacy proceed to depend on superseded paintings via classicists (mostly from the 1960's and 1970's) and feature little entry to the present reexamination of the traditional facts. This well timed quantity makes an attempt to formulate new attention-grabbing methods of speaking in regards to the whole proposal of literacy within the old world—literacy no longer within the feel of even if 10% or 30% of individuals within the old international may possibly learn or write, yet within the experience of text-oriented occasions embedded in a selected socio-cultural context.
The quantity is meant as a discussion board within which chosen best students reconsider from the floor up how scholars of classical antiquity may possibly top method the query of literacy long ago, and the way that research could materially intersect with alterations within the manner that literacy is now seen in different disciplines.
The end result will supply readers new methods of brooding about particular parts of "literacy" in antiquity, similar to the character of non-public libraries, or what it capacity to be a bookseller in antiquity; new constructionist questions, resembling what constitutes studying groups and the way they style themselves; new takes at the public sphere, similar to how literacy intersects with commercialism, or with using public areas, or with the development of civic id; new essentialist questions, similar to what "book" and "reading" represent in antiquity, why literate cultures boost, or why literate cultures topic. The publication derives from a convention (a Semple Symposium held in Cincinnati in April 2006) and contains new paintings from the main impressive students of literacy in antiquity (e.g., Simon Goldhill, Joseph Farrell, Peter White, and Rosalind Thomas).
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