A History of Rome

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-20
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Spanning 1,300 years, this popular history of Rome has been thoroughly revised and updated, reinforcing its stature as an indispensable resource on the history and enduring influence of one of the world's greatest empires. New format: two-color text throughout; new pedagogical features, such as glossary terms in margins; chronological tables and genealogies are made clearer for student use Includes revised text throughout, updated guides to further reading, and new sources for Roman history Expands coverage of the late Republic period Retains its emphasis on the importance of multi-disciplinary interpretations of literary sources and new archaeological evidence

Author Biography

Marcel Le Glay was, until his death in 1993, Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne, Paris.

Jean-Louis Voisin is Senior Lecturer at the University of Bourgogne.

Yann Le Bohec is Professor at the University of Lyon III.

David Cherry is Professor of History at Montana State University, Bozeman.

Donald G. Kyle is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Eleni Manolaraki is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of South Florida.

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Genealogical Tables
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Sources for Roman History
Rome and the Mediterranean
The Origins of the Roman Miracle
From the Origins to the Empire
Italy before Rome
The Peoples of Primitive Italy
The Cultures of Primitive Italy
The East's Grip on the West
The Formation of Rome: From Romulus to the Tarquins
Latin and Sabine Kings
Etruscan Rome
The Religion of Archaic Rome
The Young Republic: The Fifth and Fourth Centuries bc
The Birth of the Republic
The Decemvirs and their Task
In Search of Equilibrium (449-312 bc)
The Republic's Institutions at the End of the Fourth Century
The Growth of the Republic: War and Conquest in the Third Century bc
Economy, Society, Army
The Conquest of Central and Southern Italy
The Hellenization of Art and Religion
The Punic Wars
Gladitorial Combat: Rise and Early Development
Consequences of Conquest: the Second Century bc
Roman Imperialism: The Grip of the West on the East
Roman Triumphs: Spectacles of Military Victory
The Economic, Social, and Political Consequences of the Conquests
Cultural and Spiritual Consequences
Crisis of the Republic: The First Century bc
Personal Ambitions and the Civil Wars
Spectacles in the Late Republic: Festivals, Celebrations, and Games
The End of the Republic: The Second Triumvirate: Toward a New Order
Rome, Master of the World
The Roman World in 31-28 bc
Actium and its Aftermath
Rome and Italy
The Provinces
Beyond the Frontiers
Augustus: The Birth of the Imperial Regime: 29 bc-ad 14
The Formation of the Principate
The Emperor and his Entourage
A Hierarchy of Offices
The Army and its Conquests
The Administration of the Empire
Augustus: Showman and Gamesmaster of Rome
Religious Policy
The Succession
The Julio-Claudians: The System Under Stress, ad 14-68
Four Personalities
Constants and Innovations
Development of the Administration
The Flavians: Consolidating the Imperial Order, ad 68-96
Return of the Civil Wars?
The "Bourgeois" Empire of Vespasian and Titus
Domitian and Tyranny (ad 81-96)
A Developing Municipal Life and a Changing Society
The Antonine Empire, ad 96-192
"Italo-Provincial" Emperors
Italy in Decline, the Provinces Expanding
A Mediterranean Economy
The Army
Spectacles and the Roman Empire
Religious Life
The African and Syrian Emperors, ad 193-235
The Crisis of 193-197
Septimius Severus and his Sons
Macrinus, Elagabalus, Severus Alexander
Provincial Upsurge and the Orientalization of the Empire?
Another Roman World (Third to Fifth Century)
The Nature of the Times
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