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The Romans : from village to empire

The Romans : from village to empire

Author: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright; Daniel J Gargola; Noel Emmanuel Lenski; et al
Publisher: Oxford (GB) ; New York ; Auckland : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

The Romans gives a thorough account of the political and military history of ancient Rome down to the fall of the empire in 476, while also providing a solid grounding in the social and cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Ouvrages généraux]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Taliaferro Boatwright; Daniel J Gargola; Noel Emmanuel Lenski; et al
ISBN: 9780199730575 0199730571
OCLC Number: 865568422
Notes: La couv. porte en plus : "A history of Rome from earliest times to the end of the Western Empire."
Description: 1 vol. (xxxiii-586 p.-[16] p. de pl.) : ill., cartes, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: *=NEW TO THIS EDITION; 1. ARCHAIC ITALY AND THE ORIGINS OF ROME; Italy and the Mediterranean World; The Evidence; Italy Before the City; The Rise of Cities; Greeks and Etruscans; The Emergence of Rome; The Romans and Their Early History; Table 1.1 Dates of Rome's Kings According to Varro; Source 1.1 Plutarch, Romulus; Politics and Society under the Kings; Rome and the Latins; 2. REPUBLICAN ROME AND THE CONQUEST OF ITALY; The Early Republic; The City and Its Institutions in the Fourth Century; Source 2.1 Servius Tullius' Creation of the Census (Livy); Table 2.1 Roman Assemblies; Source 2.2 The Roman Games (Dionysius of Halicarnassus); Rome and Central Italy; Expansion of Roman Control Over Italy; War and the Roman State; 3. THE BEGINNINGS OF A MEDITERRANEAN EMPIRE; Sources; The Nobility and the City of Rome; Source 3.1 Triumph of Scipio Africanus (Appian); Wars with Carthage; First Punic War (264-241); Second Punic War (218-201); * Source 3.2 Rome's Reaction to Defeat at Cannae; A Mediterranean Empire; * Source 3.3 Popillius Laenas Forestalls Antiochus' Invasion of Egypt (Polybius); North Africa; 4. ITALY AND EMPIRE; Senators, Officials, and Citizen Assemblies; Italy and the Consequences of Empire; Changing Relations Between Rome, Its Municipia, and Allies; Source 4.1 Scipio Africanus' Army Loots Carthago Nova (Polybius and Livy); Roman Politics from the Mid-Second Century; * Source 4.2 Tiberius Gracchus Urges Romans to Support his Land-Assignment Scheme (Plutarch); 5. ITALY THREATENED, ENFRANCHISED, DIVIDED; Changes in Roman Society; War with Jugurtha (112-105); Italy Threatened from the North (113-101); * Source 5.1 A Spanish People Surrenders to Rome; Changes in the Roman Army; Marius' Career in Roman Politics; Source 5.2 Marius' Bid for the Consulship (Sallust); Sixth Consulship of Marius and Second Tribunate of Saturninus (100); Administration of the Provinces; Tribunate of Livius Drusus (91); Social War (91-87); Tribunate of Sulpicius Rufus (88); Sulla's First March on Rome (88); Cinna's Rule (87-84); Sulla's Second March on Rome (83-83); 6. THE DOMINATION OF SULLA AND ITS LEGACY; Sulla's Proscriptions (82-81); Sulla the Dictator and His Program (82-81); Equites, Courts; Verdicts on Sulla's Program; Source 6.1 Cicero's Defense of Sextus Roscius; Lepidus' Uprising and Its Aftermath (78-77); Challenge from Sertorius in Spain (80-73); Source 6.2 Pompey's Letter from Spain (Sallust); Spartacus's Slave Revolt (73-71); Consulship of Crassus and Pompey (70); Pompey Frees the Mediterranean of Pirates (67); Threat from King Mithrades VI of Pontus; Sulla's Campaign Against Mithridates (87-85); Lucullus' Struggle with Mithridates (74-67); Pompey's Defeat of Mithridates (66-63); Roles of Cassus and Cicero in Rome (66-63); Caitline's Rising (63-62); 7. END OF THE REPUBLIC: CAESAR'S DICTATORSHIP; Sources; Pompey's Return from the East (62); Pompey and Political Stalemate in Rome; Partnership of Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar; Caesar's First Consulship (59); Clodius' Tribunate (58); Cicero's Recall and the Renewal of the Triumvirate (57-56); Caesar's Campaigns in Gaul (58-51); Death of Clodius and Pompey's Sole Consulship (52); Prospect of Civil War (51-49); Causes and Consequences of Caesar Crossing the Rubicon (January 49); Cicero's Governorship of Cilicia (51-50); Civil War Campaigns (49-45); Caesar's Activity as Dictator (49-44); Caesar's Impact Upon the City of Rome; Political Prospects for Rome, and for Caesar; 8. AUGUSTUS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ROMAN WORLD; Reactions to the Assassination of Caesar (44-43); Emergence of a Second Triumvirate (43); Battle of Philippi (42); Source 8.1 Laudatio Turiae; Perusine War (41-40); Elimination of Sextus Pompey and Lepidus (39-36); Antony in the East (42 onwards); Clash Between Antony and Octavian (36-30); Octavian as Sole Ruler (30 Onwards); "The Republic Restored"; Second Settlement (23); The Roman Family in the Augustan Period; Succession; Table 8.1 The Julio-Claudian Family; Senate and Equites; Army; The Empire and Its Expansion; Source 8.2 Oath of Loyalty; Latin Literature in the Late Republic and Augustan Age; City of Rome; Attitudes Outside Rome; Res Gestae of Augustus; Augustus: Final Assessment; 9. THE EARLY PRINCIPATE (A.D. 14-69): THE JULIO-CLAUDIANS, THE CIVIL WAR OF 68-69, AND LIFE IN THE EARLY EMPIRE; Sources; The Julio-Claudian Emperors: Civil Government and Military Concerns; Tiberius (14-37); Source 9.1 Senatorial Decree Concerning the Elder Gnaeus Piso; Gaius (Caligula) (37-41); Claudius (41-54); Source 9.2 Claudius' Speech on the Admission of Gauls to the Senate; Nero (54-68); Civil War in 68-69: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian; Economic and Social Change: Army; Economy; Intellectual Life; "Beneficial Ideology"; Cities and Provinces; Women; Diversity: Local Languages and Culture; Religious Practices and Principles; Imperial Cult; 10. INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE PRINCIPATE: MILITARY EXPANSION AND ITS LIMITS, THE EMPIRE AND THE PROVINCES (69-138); Sources; Institutionalization of the Principate; Vespasian (69-79); Titus (79-81); Domitian (81-96); A New, Better Era?; Nerva (96-98); Trajan (98-117); Hadiran (117-138); Table 10.1 The Antonine Family; Source 10.1 Hadrian Inspects Troops at Lambaesis, Numidia; Roman Cities and the Empire's Peoples; Theaters and Processions; Circuses and Chariot Racing; The Amphitheather, and Gladitorial Games; Other Urban Amenities; Education; State Religion and Imperial Cult; 11. ITALY AND THE PROVINCES: CIVIL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS (138-235); Sources; Antoninus Pius (138-161); Marcus Aurelius (161-180) and Lucius Verus (161-169); Source 11.1 A Greek Provincial Praises Roman Citizenship; Source 11.2 Morbidity and Mortality in the Roman Empire; Commodus (176-192, Ruling as Sole Augustus After 180); Civil War and the Rise of Septimus Severus (193-211); Table 11.1 The Severan Family; Source 11.3 Deification Ceremonies for Pertinax in Septimus Severus' Rome; Caracalla (198-217, Ruling as Sole Augustus After 211); Macrinus (217-218); Elagabalus (218-222); Severus Alexander (222-235); Roman Law; Roman Citizenship; Source 11.4 Grant of Roman Citizenship (Tabula Banasitana); Rome and Christianity; Source 11.5 Pliny, Trajan, and Christians; 12. THE THIRD-CENTURY CRISIS AND THE TETRARCHIC RESTABILIZATION; Sources; Mid-Third Century; Aurelian (270-275); Diocletian, the Tetrarchy, and the Dominate (284-305); Dissolution of the Tetrarchy (305-313), and the Rise of Constantine (306-324); Source 12.1 Galerius' Edict of Toleration (April 311); Administrative Reorganization Under the Dominate; Source 12.2 The Tetrarchs Introduce Their Edict on Maximum Prices; * 13. THE RISE OF CHRISTIANITY AND THE GROWTH OF THE BARBARIAN THREAT (324-395); Sources; Constantine: A Christian Emperor; The Sons of Constantine (337-361): The Power of Dynasty; Table 13.1 The Constantinian Family; Julian (361-363): A Test of the Christian Empire; Source 13.1 Julian Attempts to Bring Paganism into Line with Christianity; Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens (363-378); Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I (379-395); New Elites for the Empire; Paganism and Christianity; Source 13.2 The End of Pagan Sacrifice; * 14. THE FINAL YEARS OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE AND ROME'S REVIVAL IN THE EAST; Sources; The Theodosian Dynasty to the First Sack of Rome (395-410); Table 14.1 The Theodosian Family; The Fall of the Western Empire (410-476); Source 14.1 The Gothic King Athaulf's Shifting Attitude toward Rome; The Growth of a Byzantine Empire in the East (408-491); A Christian Culture; Source 14.2 Holy Land Pilgrimage and the Cult of Relics; Women's Power in Late Antiquity; The "Decline and Fall" of the Roman Empire
Other Titles: History of Rome from earliest times to the end of the Western Empire
Responsibility: Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Noel Lenski ... [et al.].


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