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The Oxford illustrated history of the Roman world

Author: Oswyn Murray; Jasper Griffin; John Boardman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. It also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oswyn Murray; Jasper Griffin; John Boardman
ISBN: 0192854364 9780192854360
OCLC Number: 45900595
Notes: Originally published as: The Oxford history of the Roman world.
Description: vi, 456 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Early Rome and Italy / Michael Crawford --
The expansion of Rome / Elizabeth Rawson --
The first Roman literature / P.G. McC. Brown --
Cicero and Rome / Miriam Griffin --
The poets of the late republic / Robin Nisbet --
The founding of the empire / David Stockton --
The arts of government / Nicholas Purcell --
Augustan poetry and society / R.O.A.M. Lyne --
Virgil / Jasper Griffin --
Roman historians / Andrew Lintott --
The arts of prose : the early empire / Donald Russell --
Silver Latin poetry and the Latin novel / Richard Jenkyns --
Later philosophy / Anthony Meredith --
The arts of living. / Roger Ling --
Roman life and society / John Matthews --
Roman art and architecture / R.J.A. Wilson --
Envoi : on taking leave of antiquity / Henry Chadwick.
Other Titles: Oxford history of the Roman world.
Responsibility: edited by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, Oswyn Murray.

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