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9780190687458

Rome An Empire's Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780190687458

  • ISBN10:

    0190687452

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-08-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Rome in the archaic age was a minor satellite between the Etruscan and Greek world. This book traces the expansion of Roman influence first within Italy, then around the Mediterranean world and finally, at breakneck speed, deep into Europe, out to the Atlantic, along the edge of the Sahara and
down the Red Sea. But there had been other empires that had expanded rapidily: what made Rome remarkable was that it managed to sustain its position for so long. Rome's Fall poses less of a mystery than its survival. Understanding how this happens involves understanding the building blocks of
imperial society -- slavery , cities , the economy -- and also the chaotic narrative of growth, civil war, stability, near disaster and then a managed downsizing. Rome. An empire's story tells the story of Rome in chapters that alternate with examination of key features of Roman society. This new
edition is based on the very latest research, including studies of climate change and ecology, and deals at greater length than the first edition did with the later Roman empire, and with the material culture of empire.

Author Biography


Greg Woolf is the Ronald J. Mellor Chair in Ancient History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of The Life and Death of Ancient Cities, Tales of the Barbarians, and Et Tu, Brute?.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Notes on Further Reading

1. The Whole Story
2. Empires of the Mind
3. Rulers of Italy
4. Imperial Ecology
5. Mediterranean Hegemony
6. Slavery and Empire
7. Crisis
8. At Heaven's Command?
9. The Generals
10. The Enjoyment of Empire
11. Emperors
12. Resourcing Empire
13. War
14. Imperial Identities
15. Recovery and Collapse
16. A Christian Empire
17. Things Fall Apart
18. The Roman Past and the Roman Future

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary of Technical Terms
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index

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