By David S. Potter

ISBN-10: 1405178264

ISBN-13: 9781405178266

A significant other to the Roman Empire presents readers with a advisor either to Roman imperial background and to the sector of Roman reviews, taking account of the latest discoveries.

This significant other brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sector of Roman studies.
Shows that Roman imperial background is a compelling and colourful subject.
Includes major new contributions to varied components of Roman imperial history.
Covers the social, highbrow, financial and cultural heritage of the Roman Empire.
Contains an in depth bibliography.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) PDF

Best rome books

Lives of The Caesars - download pdf or read online

Lives of the Caesars tells the tales of 12 of Rome’s so much interesting and influential rulers, uncovering the original good points in their reigns which allowed them to earn their locations in history.

A complete and fascinating account of the lives of the Caesars, who helped formed essentially the most major sessions in historical past
every one bankruptcy entertainingly recounts the lifestyles and reign of a Roman emperor
comprises infamous leaders akin to Nero and Caligula, in addition to much less well-known ones like Diocletian and Vespasian
comprises illustrations, a timeline of Roman historical past, and a chart of dynasties

Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City (Oxford - download pdf or read online

An enormous new e-book at the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, via a powerful record of individuals, are written to be as up to date and priceless as attainable, detailing plenty of new learn. There are new maps for the topography and monuments of Rome, a major study bibliography containing 1,700 titles and the amount is richly illustrated.

Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Ancient Society and by Michael Kulikowski PDF

The background of Spain in past due antiquity bargains vital insights into the dissolution of the western Roman empire and the emergence of medieval Europe. still, scholarship on Spain during this interval has lagged in the back of that on different Roman provinces. Michael Kulikowski attracts at the most modern archeological and literary facts to combine past due old Spain into the wider historical past of the Roman empire, supplying a definitive narrative and analytical account of the Iberian peninsula from A.

Caesar's Conquest of Gaul : The Illustrated by Bob Carruthers PDF

The Gallic Wars have been a sequence of army campaigns waged via the Roman proconsul Julius Caesar opposed to numerous Gallic tribes. They lasted from fifty eight BC to 50 BC and culminated within the decisive conflict of Alesia in fifty two BC, within which an entire Roman victory ended in the growth of the Roman Republic over the entire of Gaul.

Additional info for A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

Sample text

The virtues of the senator were hard work and frugality. They earned their offices by working at the jobs that were necessary to learn their craft. There was something wrong if they did not. 2). 3). He admired Clodius Pompeianus, a man so respected by Marcus that he allowed him to marry his widowed daughter Lucilla, formerly wife of Marcus’ co-emperor, Lucius Verus. Even Commodus at his worst had to respect him. 1). Cassius Dio did go to the games and noted a colossal breakdown in the mutual respect owed the Senate by the emperor and vice-versa.

Kehoe’s chapter traces the conservative attitudes of landholders who saw their investments in land as preserving social status, and prevented the Roman economy from developing to its full potential. Despite criticisms that may be leveled at their conclusions, the work of Syme, Finley, and Rostovtzeff retains the interest of current practitioners because of their ability to achieve the seamless unity of different styles of scholarship. In Rostovtzeff’s case, his lasting contribution to scholarship was his insistence on studying material culture alongside the evidence of texts of all sorts (Rives, this volume).

Moses Finley was, like Brunt, a man whose contributions to ancient history range far beyond the Roman imperial period. His intellectual precocity is evident from the fact that he took a degree in psychology at Syracuse University at the age of fifteen (Whittaker 1996: 460). Moving on to Columbia, where he took an MA in public law, he met his future wife, a classicist, and enrolled in the PhD program in ancient history (Whittaker 1996: 461). At the time that he finished his graduate work, Jews were not readily welcomed in the East Coast establishment that dominated American academe in the first part of the century.

Download PDF sample

A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by David S. Potter


by Michael
4.0

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 50 votes