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Rome in Africa

Author: Susan Raven
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A history of the Roman occupation of Northern Africa. The Romans left their mark on the region, building some 600 cities and 12,000 miles of roads, but the period also provided opportunities for the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Raven
ISBN: 0415082617 9780415082617 0415081505 9780415081504
OCLC Number: 25630848
Description: xxxiii, 254 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Between the Desert and the Sea. A land of drought. Flora and fauna. The first North Africans. Colonists from the sea. The threat from the Greeks. The neighbours of Carthage --
2. The Rise of Carthage. The ghost of ancient Carthage. The recovery of greatness. The threat from the Libyans. War against the Greeks. The Greeks 'conquer' Carthage. The new African kingdoms --
3. The Wars Between Rome and Carthage. The Mercenary War. The move to Spain. Hannibal's great enterprise. Sophonisba: a heroine for Carthage. Scipio's revenge. The Third Punic War --
4. New Masters for Africa. The Jugurthine War. The end of Numidian independence. The Roman occupation. Juba, King of Mauretania. The Third Augustan Legion. The revolt of Tacfarinas. A new modus vivendi --
5. The Conquest of a Country. Roads. Ports and aqueducts. The new model towns. The limes --
6. Granary of the Empire. Landlords and serfs, town and country. The harvester of Mactar. A mixed economy. Agriculture's golden age. The importance of olives. The great irrigation schemes. Crafts and industry --
7. The Six Hundred Cities. Building to impress. Building for pleasure and comfort. At home in a town house --
8. Careers Open to Talent. Apuleius of Madauros. Soldiers from Africa --
9. The First African Emperor. The slow rise to power. The seat of power. The legacy of Septimius Severus. The Gordian rebellion --
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