The World of Rome An Introduction to Roman Culture Epub


The World of Rome An Introduction to Roman Culture The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world It covers all aspects of the city its rise to power what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today Freuent uotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome The book is particularly designed to serve as a background to Reading Latin CUP 1986 Concise and uite readable this is an excellent introduction to the Roman world A textbook written to accompany a course on reading Latin to provide background information on the history and culture of ancient Rome That makes it a good basic introduction to modes of thought and culture and therefore useful to read alongside a basic history It includes good pointers to what to read next in each segment For a text book it manages to cover a great deal of ground in a very short by textbook standards page count and as a dip in an out primer on ancient Roman culture you can't find much better That said it's not a fluid easy to read bookand the author is infatuated with Republican Rome rather than its imperial successor That said his enthusiam bursts through in a number of topics and its pages are full of fascinating nuggets of information that I discovered for the first time Very useful indeed

  • Paperback
  • 399 pages
  • The World of Rome An Introduction to Roman Culture
  • Peter Jones
  • English
  • 10 June 2015
  • 9780521386005

About the Author: Peter Jones

Peter Jones sometimes credited as Peter V Jones is a former lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne a writer and journalist Jones has regularly written on Classics for major newspapers and was awarded the MBE in 1983 He is a Cambridge graduateJones' popular work has been focused on introducing new generations to Ancient Rome and Greece from newspaper columns to cross


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