9780631217831

The Roman World A Sourcebook

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    9780631217831

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    0631217835

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-08
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

The 57 documents in this sourcebook introduce readers to many of the major topics of Roman history, from the period of the Twelve Tables (c.451 BC) to the later Roman empire: the structure of Roman society, slavery, the position of women and the nature of family life, farm-management and agricultural practices, scientific and medical knowledge, political and religious life, the military, and the non-Roman world beyond the frontiers. Each of the selections has been chosen for its historical significance and intrinsic interest, and is introduced and annotated by the editor. Extended selections from works such as Petronius' 'Satyricon' and Suetonius' biography of the mad emperor Caligula allow readers to encounter the events and personalities of the era at first hand, while maps, suggestions for further reading, and a chronological table aid interpretation.The collection will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the nature of the Roman world. It is an ideal supplement for narrative survey courses or can be used independently as a theme-based approach to Roman history.

Author Biography

David Cherry is Associate Professor of History at Montana State University, Bozeman. He is the author of Frontier and Society in Roman North Africa (1998) and has recently updated A History of Rome by Marcel Le Glay, Jean-Louis Voisin and Yann Le Bohec (2nd edition, Blackwell, 2000).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
viii
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
The Social Order
1(38)
The Twelve Tables
4(5)
Plutarch, Life of Cato the Elder (selections)
9(4)
Juvenal, Satires 3
13(5)
Horace, Satires 2.8
18(3)
Diodorus of Sicily, Historical Library 34.2
21(5)
L'Annee Epigraphique 1971,88
26(2)
Petronius, Satyricon (selections)
28(8)
Theodosian Code (selections)
36(3)
Women, Marriage, and Family
39(24)
Livy, History of Rome 34.2--4
42(2)
Juvenal, Satires 6 (selections)
44(7)
Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 744
51(1)
Berliner Griechische Urkunden 1052
51(1)
Plutarch, Precepts of Marriage (selections)
52(2)
Laudatio Turiae (Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae 8393)
54(4)
Pliny, Letters 4.19
58(1)
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 13.1983
59(2)
Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds and Saying 6.3.9-12
61(2)
Economy
63(17)
Plutarch, Life of Cato the Elder 21
64(1)
Cicero, On Duties 1.150-1
65(1)
Cato, On Agriculture (selections)
66(5)
Columella, On Farming (selections)
71(9)
Science and Medicine
80(18)
Pliny the Elder, Natural History (selections)
81(7)
Celsus, On Medicine (selections)
88(4)
Galen, On the Usefulness of the Parts of the Body 14.6-7
92(1)
Soranus, Gynecology (selections)
93(5)
Politics and Government
98(56)
Polybius, Histories (selections)
101(4)
Cicero, In Defense of Sestius (selections)
105(2)
Quintus Cicero, Handbook on Campaigning for Office
107(11)
Tacitus, Annals 1.1-15
118(8)
Augustus, Accomplishments of the Deified Augustus
126(7)
Suetonius, Caligula (selections)
133(6)
Diocletian, Price Edict (selections)
139(5)
Ammianus Marcellinus, History (selections)
144(7)
Theodosian Code (selections)
151(3)
Rome and the Provinces
154(20)
Cicero, Letters to his Brother Quintus 1.1.8-35
156(6)
British Museum Papyrus 1912
162(2)
Charter of Urso (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 1.594) (selections)
164(3)
Aelius Aristides, To Rome (selections)
167(7)
The Army
174(19)
Vegetius, Epitome of Military Science (selections)
176(4)
Polybius, Histories (selections)
180(4)
R. O. Fink, Roman Military Records on Papyrus, no. 63
184(2)
Anonymous, On Military Matters (selections)
186(7)
Beyond The Frontier
193(17)
Caesar, Gallic War 6.13-23
196(3)
Tacitus, Agricola (selections)
199(3)
Tacitus, Germania (selections)
202(4)
Ammianus Marcellinus, History 23.6.75-84
206(1)
Ammianus Marcellinus, History 31.2.1-11
207(3)
Pagans and Christians
210(25)
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 2.67
214(1)
Plutarch, Life of Romulus 21.3-5
215(1)
Cato, On Agriculture 139-41
215(1)
Augustine, City of God 4.8
216(2)
Apuleius, Metamorphoses 11 (selections)
218(3)
Minucius Felix, Octavius (selections)
221(3)
Tacitus, Annals 15.44
224(1)
Pliny, Letters 10.96-7
224(2)
Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 5.1-31
226(3)
H. Musurillo, The Acts of the Christian Martyrs, no. 22
229(6)
Notes 235(16)
Appendix 1 Roman Emperors, to AD 395 251(1)
Appendix 2 Coins, Weights, and Measures 252(2)
Chronological Table 254(6)
Index 260

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