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by Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert,Mary Taliaferro Boatwright


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Mary Taliaferro Boatwright (Author), Daniel J. Gargola (Author), Richard J. A. Talbert (Author) & 0 more. This is a long and sprawling history of the Roman Republic and Empire

Mary Taliaferro Boatwright (Author), Daniel J. ISBN-13: 978-0195118759. This is a long and sprawling history of the Roman Republic and Empire. It covers essentially all features of Roman life for the standard measure of the classical period, and considers social, political, religious and literary features of the Graeco-Roman culture. There are a few significant shifts in tone and style from chapter to chapter, making it less than impossible to guess at which chapters were written by the same historians.

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Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro. The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley

Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro. The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book captures and analyzes the outstanding political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, to Constantine's adoption of Christianity.

How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever kwn? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard . Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine.

In The Romans, Mary T. Talbert tackle this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine. Vividly written and attractively designed with almost 100 illustrations, The Romans expertly unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village, to monarchy and then republic, and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley.

In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T.

From Village to Empire introduces ancient Rome to readers eager for a concise and engaging understanding of its political, social, and cultural history

From Village to Empire introduces ancient Rome to readers eager for a concise and engaging understanding of its political, social, and cultural history. It traces Rome's remarkable evolution from monarchy, to republic, to one-man rule by an emperor whose power stretched from Scotland to Iraq and far up the Nile valley. Daniel Gargola, Mary T. Boatwright, Richard J. Talbert. Oxford University Press Inc.

From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire.

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How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine. Vividly written and accessible, The Romans traces Rome's remarkable evolution from village, to monarchy, to republic, and eventually to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks, from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, and to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. It also introduces such captivating individuals as Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors cover issues that still confront modern states worldwide, including warfare, empire building, consensus forging, and political fragmentation. They also integrate glimpses of many aspects of everyday Roman life and perspective--such as the role of women, literature, entertainment, town-planning, portraiture, and religion--demonstrating how Rome's growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development. Ideal for courses in Roman history and Roman civilization, The Romans is enhanced by almost 100 illustrations, more than 30 maps (most produced by the Ancient World Mapping Center), and 22 textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves.

Comments: (7)

Nalmetus
Unfortunately the 2nd edition is not available in Kindle format, but does have extra chapters covering two more centuries up to 500 AD. I know this because I bought the print version of the 2nd edition a couple of years ago, didn't finish it and now I wanted the Kindle version because I prefer reading on the Kindle versus print books. I didn't check the version before clicking buy. Sigh... Well, at least up to 325 AD the books are the virtually the same. I think the books are just the best history of Rome there is available! You have to be a real history lover as this a detailed book, but determine which version you want, as that determines the format.
furious ox
This is a long and sprawling history of the Roman Republic and Empire. It covers essentially all features of Roman life for the standard measure of the classical period, and considers social, political, religious and literary features of the Graeco-Roman culture. There are a few significant shifts in tone and style from chapter to chapter, making it less than impossible to guess at which chapters were written by the same historians. This isn't necessarily a problem, just a feature. One problem I found was the unsteady use of photos. There are spaces in the text covered in maps and photos, and others where you don't get a single photo for ten to fifteen pages. Moreover, the maps we never really helpful, just nice to look at, with basic geographical markers and the most important sites.
Deeroman
I have really enjoyed this introduction to the Romans and have found the maps invaluable. I enjoy cartography and the maps used are from the Ancient world mapping center at UNC Chapel Hill. They have a great website with free downloads of maps as well. It is a well organized book that has seen many revisions and is finely honed. Excellent for gaining a basic understanding of Roman history.
Zacki
excellent
Bedy
Having used this text for my Roman history class, I was quite pleased at the accessibility of the book for students. The authors took great pains to ensure that the text flows well, although there are some places where it backtracks in order to fill in some gaps. This is not a bad thing, for the big picture, I felt, materialized to produce a coherent narrative. Some of the minuscule facts were quite interesting. These led me to look at the bibliography at the end of certain chapters I had an affinity towards, leading me to further reading that enriched the panorama of Roman history. The authors, as they transitioned into each chapter, discussed the primary sources and their accounts. Some may find this interesting.

The scholarship is superb, and the text did an excellent job at introducing Roman history that is palatable for the student. I was often taken back by the parallels that can be drawn from the Late Republic and the ultimate decline of Rome in comparison with the United States of today. These striking similarities brought this history to life. I recommend the book as a general introduction to Roman history, or as simply a reader for the backyard scholar. This is a great deal of history that seems to be speaking from the dust in this stage of American Empire. The chapters that introduced the politicians, who were dubbed popularēs, evoked the politicians of today. They understood that the dole controlled the masses. Another book that I would recommend, which enlightened my mind on how to use history, is Ludwig Von Mises' Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution. This may serve as a good primer for understanding that history is full of characters using means to achieve their ends, whatever they may be.
Vichredag
This was a required text for my Ancient Histories course. It ended up being very useful and it's easy to understand.
Celace
Great experience!
This is an excellent survey of Roman history, especially helpful for the Latin classroom. The maps and diagrams are especially welcome.
The Romans: From Village to Empire download epub
Humanities
Author: Daniel J. Gargola,Richard J. A. Talbert,Mary Taliaferro Boatwright
ISBN: 0195118758
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 31, 2004)
Pages: 516 pages