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I Claudius

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : 9780141188591
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bringing to life the subterfuge and double-dealing of Roman nobility, Robert Graves's I, Claudius brings the ancient world to life with startling clarity and meticulous realism. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is a includes an introduction by Barry Unsworth. Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties. In I, Claudius he watches from the sidelines to record the reigns of its emperors: from the wise Augustus and his villainous wife Livia to the sadistic Tiberius and the insane excesses of Caligula. Written in the form of Claudius' autobiography, this is the first part of Robert Graves's brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, and stands as one of the most celebrated, gripping historical novels ever written. If you enjoyed I, Claudius, you might like Graves's sequel Claudius the God, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'An imaginative and hugely readable account of the early decades of the Roman Empire ... racy, inventive, often comic' Daily Telegraph 'Still an acknowledged masterpiece and a model for historical fiction ... sympathetic and intensely involving: a great feat of imagination' Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Dorigen Sophie Caldwell
ISBN : 140941762X
Genre : History
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Few other cities can compare with Rome's history of continuous habitation, nor with the survival of so many different epochs in its present. This volume explores how the city's past has shaped the way in which Rome has been built, rebuilt, represented and imagined throughout its history. An imaginative approach to the study of the urban and architectural make-up of Rome, this volume will be valuable not only for historians of art and architecture, but also for students of cultural history and film studies.
Category: History

The Fate Of Rome

Author : Kyle Harper
ISBN : 0691166838
Genre : History
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The description for this book, The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, will be forthcoming.
Category: History

Ancient Rome As A Museum

Author : Steven Rutledge
ISBN : 9780199573233
Genre : Art
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Ancient Rome as a Museum considers how cultural objects from the Roman Empire came to reflect, construct, and challenge Roman perceptions of power and identity. Rutledge argues that Roman cultural values are indicated in part by what sort of materials Romans deemed worthy of display and how they chose to display, view, and preserve them.
Category: Art


Author : Rose Marie San Juan
ISBN : 0816637911
Genre : History
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"Focusing on images and descriptions of movement and spectacle - everyday street activities, congregations in market piazzas, life in the Jewish ghetto and the plague hospital, papal and other ceremonial processions, public punishment, and pilgrimage routes - Rose Marie San Juan uncovers the social tensions and conflicts within seventeenth-century Roman society that are both concealed within and prompted by mass-produced representations of the city. These depictions of Rome - guidebooks, street posters, broadsheets and brochures, topographic and thematic maps, city views, and collectible images of landmarks and other famous sights - redefined the ways in which public space was experienced, controlled, and utilized, encouraging tourists, pilgrims, and penitents while constraining the activities and movements of women, merchants, dissidents, and Jews."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History


Author : Rabun Taylor
ISBN : 9781107013995
Genre : Architecture
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This is the first urban history of Rome to span its entire three-thousand-year history. It examines the processes by which Rome's leaders have shaped its urban fabric by organizing space, planning infrastructure, designing ritual, controlling populations, and exploiting Rome's standing as a seat of global power and a religious capital.
Category: Architecture


Author : Greg Woolf
ISBN : 9780199775293
Genre : History
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Describes how the Roman Empire was created, how it was sustained during crises, and how it shaped the world.
Category: History

Rome In Late Antiquity

Author : Bertrand Lancon
ISBN : 0415929768
Genre : History
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This books captures Rome's fall and rebirth during this tumultous period. The author details the rise of Christianity and its effects on the city as well as the political and cultural atmosphere. Also inlcludes six maps.
Category: History

The Cambridge Companion To Ancient Rome

Author : Paul Erdkamp
ISBN : 9780521896290
Genre : History
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Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. As the capital of the Roman Empire, it was clearly an exceptional city in terms of size, diversity and complexity. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are among its most famous features, this volume explores Rome primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived and died. The thirty-one chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists discuss issues ranging from the monuments and the games to the food and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated, the volume introduces groundbreaking new research against the background of current debates and is designed as a readable survey accessible in particular to undergraduates and non-specialists.
Category: History


Author : Andrea Carandini
ISBN : 9780691139227
Genre : History
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Argues that the core of Rome's founding myth is not purely mythical and presents the case that there was a Romulus who founded Rome in the mid-eighth century BC, creating the world's first city-state and beginning Western Civilization.
Category: History