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Antony Kamm read Classics and English at Oxford University. He was Lecturer in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling 1988–95. Abigail Graham is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Warwick. His publications include the Collins Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (1993), The Israelites: An Introduction (1999), The Last Frontier: The Roman Invasions of Scotland (2004) and Julius Caesar: A Life (2006). She specializes in the epigraphy and monumentality of the ancient world and conducts a biennial postgraduate course in epigraphy for the British School at Rome

Antony Kamm read Classics and English at Oxford University. The Romans: An Introduction Peoples of the Ancient World. Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm.

This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life.

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This list of ancient peoples living in Italy summarises groupings existing before the Roman expansion and conquest. Many of the names are either scholarly inventions or exonyms assigned by the ancient writers of works in ancient Greek and Latin

This list of ancient peoples living in Italy summarises groupings existing before the Roman expansion and conquest. Many of the names are either scholarly inventions or exonyms assigned by the ancient writers of works in ancient Greek and Latin.

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The second edition of The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them. Further, it describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times.

Thissecond edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras.

New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website at www.the-romans.co.uk, which ispacked full of additional resources.


Comments: (7)

Kulabandis
Antony Kamm has developed a solid reputation for being able to synthesize masses of material and make it understandable to the reader. This book is no exception, taking the reader from the legends of Rome's founding to the last pseudo-Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, and the roughly 800 years in between. Nor does Kamm ignore the details of daily life, education, sex and marriage, food, money-lenders, games, and more that made up this rich and unique culture. A fine place to start, as shown in his title of THE ROMANS: AN INTRODUCTION.
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Kanek
It took me a while to figure out what annoyed me about this book. The information was not factually incorrect, the topics discussed should have been interesting, it is clearly a decent reference book. However, somehow it wasn't an enjoyable read. As I went along I began to realise that what is wrong with this book is that the author doesn't seem to like Romans very much. He doesn't seem to despise them either, but there is a distinct lack of admiration for the achievements of the Romans which is actually rather unusual in a book such as this. If an author has gone to the trouble to write a book about the Romans, he or she is likely to be genuinely interested in Romans themselves. However Kamm has a dispassionate and almost disinterested approach which is annoying for a reader such as myself, who greatly admires the achievements of the Romans. It did occur to me that perhaps the author was Christian, until I did little more digging and realised he is probably Jewish (his surname and one of his other titles, which is about Israelites, suggest this), which may go towards explaining his lack of enthusiasm for Roman culture. If you are interested in an anthropological look at the Romans I suggest reading Shelton's "As the Romans Did" instead, which is far more engaging and informative all around. Shelton obviously admires the Romans and really tries to understand the way the Romans thought - Kamm is clearly not greatly interested in this. He merely summarises what other academics have to say in a concise manner, which is useful but not inspiring.
Garne
Great book! It is way to expensive new, but this was offered at a reasonable price! Thank you! :) :)
Jazu
Very happy with this item and the timely delivery of this item.
Onnell
The book fell apart with little use, pages fell out.
But the content is very good.
Gaua
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I have been purchasing books on the Romans prior to my college studies and minor in history in the mid-1960's. Unless one has a certain author in mind, it can be very difficult to find a good, solid introductory book in this field. One of the better ones for me and one of the first I purchased was THE CIVILIZATION OF ROME by Pierre Grimal, however since that book is long out of print, this book, THE ROMANS, would be my next choice.

Will this 1995 book make you an expert on Rome, hardly that, but the average reader will come away with an umbrella knowledge encompassing aspects of the social, cultural, cosmological, art, and architecture, among other items, one could seemingly go on further, but the salient point being, read this book and you will receive a good, solid introduction to the Romans. This volume could be, and possibly is, used in some '101' introductory courses at the college level. As most people know, introductory courses are only basic survey courses, and this book more than fills a cursory requirement for an inspection of these people and their times.

If one is looking for a intro to the Romans a reader cannot do much better than Kamm's book for there are not too many introductory books in print available at the moment. I have my eye on a newer book due out in March, 2009, entitled THE ROMANS by Kevin McGeough but have yet to receive my advance copy. So for now I will still rely Professor Kamm's book.

Semper Fi.
The Romans: An Introduction (Peoples of the Ancient World) download epub
Humanities
Author: Antony Kamm
ISBN: 0415458250
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (June 26, 2008)
Pages: 264 pages