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History (various) SPQR A history of ancient Rome

  • By Mary Beard
  • Price: £25.00
  • ISBN: 9781846683800
  • Availability: Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk
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Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'.Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'.

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Series History (various) Title SPQR A history of ancient Rome
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date October 2015 Authors Mary Beard
Binding Other Pages 606
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 1067
ESB Code 55893 ISBN 9781846683800
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - publisher cannot give date. If very urgent, please contact us at direct@esb.co.uk
  Price £25.00

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