Lives Of The Romans Cl

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  • Edition: 00
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  • Copyright: 2008-11-17
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson

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One hundred biographies reveal the mightiest civilization of the ancient world through the lives of its citizens. At its peak Rome's empire stretched across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, yet it started as a primitive encampment above a riverside marsh. This book spans the great chronological and geographical sweep of the Roman age and brings the reader face to face with those who helped create the empire, from consuls and commanders to ordinary soldiers, voters, and taxpayers. An extraordinary range of viewpoints is explored in these biographies. A centurion and a plasterer's wife share pages with the orator Cicero and the scholar Pliny the Elder, while a vestal virgin shares a chapter with Antinous, the boy-lover of Hadrian. Augustine, the church patriarch, and Constantine, Rome's first "Christian" emperor, rub shoulders with Julian the Apostate and Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, leader of the pagans. Roman women were the most liberated in the ancient world. They could wield massive power and influence, yet are often overlooked. Meet Servilia, Caesar's lover; Sulpicia, the teenage poet; Amazonia, the sword-swinging gladiator; and Cloelia, the girl who escaped captivity by swimming the Tiber. Lavishly illustrated with magnificent works of art, including portraits, sculptures, and Renaissance paintings of Roman scenes, this book reveals the real-life stories behind the rise and fall of Rome. 230 illustrations, 120 in color.

Table of Contents

Portrait of a Peoplep. 8
Royal Subjects to Republican Citizens 753-300 BCp. 12
Faustulus: The shepherd who adopted Romulus and Remusp. 16
Titus Tatius: Outraged Sabine fatherp. 18
Tanaquil: King-makerp. 21
Servius Tullius: From captive to kingp. 22
Brutus: Liberator of Romep. 25
Lucretia: Perfect Roman matronp. 29
Cloelia: The girl who defied Lars Porsennap. 32
Vindicius: The slave who betrayed a conspiracyp. 34
Cincinnatus: From ploughman to dictatorp. 36
Verginius: Centurion and revolutionaryp. 38
Marcus Manlius: Defender of the Capitolp. 40
Titus Manlius: A soldier killed on his father's ordersp. 42
Decius Mus: Self-sacrifice to the godsp. 44
From Italians to Romans 300-88 BCp. 46
Regulus: Crucified generalp. 50
Fabius Pictor: Rome's first historianp. 52
Plautus: Roman playwrightp. 56
Cato the Elder: A pillar of virtuep. 59
Fabius Maximus: The general who delayed Hannibalp. 61
Claudius Marcellus: Besieger of Syracusep. 63
Quinctius Crispinus: Duel to the death with an old friendp. 67
Laelius: Friend of Scipio Africanusp. 69
Spurius Licustinus: An ordinary soldier who worked his way up the ranksp. 72
Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchip. 73
Rutilius Rufus: The perils of virtuep. 77
Sulla: The Roman who conquered Romep. 79
Staberius Eros: Schoolteacherp. 82
Pasiteles: Roman sculptorp. 84
Life in Troubled Times 300-88 BCp. 86
Hortensius: King of the courtsp. 90
Cicero: Rome's greatest oratorp. 92
Verres: Rapacious governor of Sicilyp. 96
Catiline: Decadent revolutionaryp. 99
Sallust: Disappoinled demagoguep. 102
Tiro: Besieger of Syracuse Cicero' s slave and amanuensisp. 104
Clodia: Aristocrat and wild childp. 106
Atticus: Friend to the powerfulp. 109
Servilia: Caesar's lover, Brutus' motherp. 112
Julius Caesar: Glory and infamyp. 114
Horace: Poet and freedman's sonp. 120
Augustus: Master of the empirep. 122
Agrippa: Augustus second-in-commandp. 130
Julius Zoilos: Octavian's loyal freedmanp. 134
Nonius Balbus: Benefactor of Herculaneump. 135
Livy: Historian of Romep. 137
Eumachia: First lady of Pompeiip. 140
Hilarion of Oxyrhynchus: Killing a girl childp. 142
Virgil: Rome's greatest poetp. 144
Romans and Caesars AD 14-75p. 146
Sulpicia: Teenage poetp. 150
Antonia Augusta: Imperial matriarchp. 152
Sejanus: Tiberius' sinister henchmanp. 154
Pontius Pilate: Governor of Judaeap. 157
Caligula: Bad or mad?p. 160
Pallas: An ex-slave takes chargep. 162
Agrippina: Claudius' wife, Nero's motherp. 165
Locusta: Imperial poisoner by appointmentp. 168
Cornelius Pulcher: A patron of the Isthmian Gamesp. 170
Numerius Quinctius: Actorp. 172
Antonia Caenis: Vespasian's mistressp. 174
Petilius Cerialis: Trouble with testosteronep. 177
Frontinus: Rome's master of aqueductsp. 178
Josephus: Crossing the cultural dividep. 181
Amazonia: Female gladiatorp. 183
Epictetus: The philosopher slavep. 185
Martial: The art of epigramsp. 187
Citizens of the Empire AD 75-200p. 190
Pliny the Elder: Scholar and man of actionp. 194
Larcius Macedo: Master killed by his slavesp. 197
Minicius Acilianus: The prospective husbandp. 200
Domitian: The paranoid emperorp. 200
Agricola: Governor of Britainp. 204
Tiberius Claudius Maximus: Roman cavalrymanp. 207
Blandina Martiola: A plasterer's wife in Gaulp. 211
Claudia Severa: Lady in the British garrison at Vindolandap. 211
Apollodorus: Trajan's architectp. 214
Antinous: Boy lover of Hadrianp. 218
Metila Acte: Priestess of the Great Motherp. 221
Marcus Aurelius: The imperial philosopherp. 223
Aulus Geluus: Grammarian and writerp. 225
Herodian: Civil servant and historian in Asia Minorp. 227
Didius Julianus: The man who bought an empirep. 230
Decline and Fall AD 200-476p. 232
Clodia Laeta: Vestal Virgin buried alivep. 236
Elagabalus: Priest of the sun god and emperor of Romep. 238
Postumus: Leader of a breakaway empirep. 242
Odaenathus: Husband of Queen Zenobiap. 243
Symmachius: Victorious gladiatorp. 246
Aurelia Ammima: Divorced a Roman soldierp. 248
Julius Terentius: A soldier killed by the Persiansp. 250
St Alban: Christian martyrp. 252
Diocletian: The emperor who abdicatedp. 254
Constantine: Christian emperorp. 258
Ammianus Marcellinus: The soldier historianp. 262
Julian the Apostate: The last pagan emperorp. 265
Valentinian: Bulwark against the Barbariansp. 268
Stilicho: Rome's last great generalp. 271
Hypatia: Scholar and martyr to religious fanaticismp. 273
Vetitius Agorius Praetextatus: Leader of the pagans in the Senatep. 275
Isaac of Armenia: Keeping the faithp. 276
Augustine: Father of the churchp. 280
Leo the Great: The pope who stopped Attilap. 283
Priscus: Ambassador to Attila the Hunp. 286
Consentius: Amateur chariot racerp. 289
Romulus Augustulus: The last emperorp. 292
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