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Roman culture and society collected papers by Elizabeth Rawson

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.,
  • Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementElizabeth Rawson.
LC ClassificationsDG254 .R39 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 615 p. :
Number of Pages615
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1887837M
ISBN 10019814752X
LC Control Number90049132

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This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the society, culture and economy of the Roman Empire in its stable and prosperous period, the period of the Principate (so-called because “Princeps” was the preferred title for the first Emperor, Augustus, and his successors) through the first and second centuries AD/5(3). Elizabeth Rawson () was a distinguished specialist in the history, society, and culture of the later Roman Republic and Augustan period. First published between and , her papers. To Be A Roman is one of best "Roman Culture" books that I have read and used in the classroom. Many books discuss the topics in this text (ranging from family dynamics, politics, and the ancient economy), but they are either dreadfully boring or cursory in their coverage.5/5(4).   Slavery fundamentally shaped Roman society and culture. In this book, Sandra Joshel offers a comprehensive overview of Roman slavery. Using a variety of sources, including literature, law, and material culture, she examines the legal condition of Roman slaves, traces the stages of the sale of slaves, analyzes the relations between slaves and slaveholders, and details the social and family lives Author: Erika Harlitz-Kern.

The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for students at university and at school as well as for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. It covers all aspects of the city SH its rise to power, what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating 2/5(1). Roman Culture/Homosexuality. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world Roman Culture. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Homosexuality in ancient Rome was a large part of society and of sexuality in general. Sex in the ancient world was considered a casual day-to-day practice with no emotional attachment, which is very different from the.   About the Book During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? Many different sources and types of evidence can be collated and interpreted to reveal an understanding of what it was like to 'experience' Rome. These twelve essays, originally written for an Open 4/5(1).

Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus is the first book-length investigation of the archaeological evidence for Greek and Roman culture in Galilee. Examining architecture, inscriptions, coins, and art from Alexander the Great's conquest until the early fourth century CE, Chancey argues that the extent of Greco-Roman culture in Galilee in the time of Jesus has often been greatly by: The term refers to the culture of the Roman Republic, later the Roman Empire, which at its peak covered an area from Lowland Scotland and Morocco to the Euphrates. Life in ancient Rome revolved around the city of Rome, its famed seven hills, and its monumental architecture such as the Colosseum, Trajan's Forum, and the Pantheon. The collected papers of the late Elizabeth Rawson, a specialist in the history, society and culture of the later Roman Republic and Augustan period. Topics covered include the workings of human politics and society, historical thinking at Rome, and literary and cultural criticism. Many of our sources of information on Roman society and culture are speeches, poems, and other literature. Unfortunately, these writings were written by, and for, the leaders and aristocracy of Rome. Thus, little is said about women in such writings.