Ancient Romans: Expanding the Classical Tradition (Oxford by Rosalie F. Baker,Charles F. Baker III

By Rosalie F. Baker,Charles F. Baker III

"As for all times, it's a conflict and a trip in an odd land."--Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Seeking to regulate an empire that unfold during the Mediterranean global and past, the traditional Romans built a particular tradition within which they tailored many Greek rules and kinds but additionally created a wealth of latest ones. The Roman history maintains to impact our structure, govt, army, language, legislation, and literature.
Ancient Romans chronicles the lives and accomplishments of Roman figures whose effect remains to be felt this present day. We examine Romans from all walks of existence, from the insurgent gladiator Spartacus to the poets, historians, and playwrights who documented Roman lifestyles, to the various emperors (and a few of their other halves) who ruled the empire. In forty six essays, Rosalie and Charles Baker discover the lives of those attention-grabbing personalities, from the main well-known Romans to those that tend to be missed, including:
* Juvenal, a grasp satirist who ridiculed Rome as a haven for crime, unfastened spending, and different social evils
* Livia, spouse of Rome's first emperor (Augustus), mom of Rome's moment (Tiberius), and grandmother of Rome's fourth (Claudius)
* Mark Antony, the overall and statesman whose lifestyles and romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra were re-created all through historical past via writers and actors
* Virgil, the poet who composed the Aeneid, the nationwide epic of Rome
* Cicero, the statesman, legal professional, and orator
* Nero, who turned emperor at age sixteen and went directly to rebuild Rome after a disastrous fireplace and to foster peace all through his empire
The biographies span the years 396 B.C. to A.D. 410. each one encompasses a convenient truth field that lists delivery and demise dates and the foremost accomplishments of every individual profiled. furthermore, plentiful illustrations and especially commissioned maps, an appendix chronicling the lives of mythical heroes and heroines of early Rome, a desk of Roman emperors and their reigns, a genealogy that lines the Julian and Claudian households, a timeline, a thesaurus of Roman phrases, an index of Romans by way of career, and recommendations for extra analyzing all upload to the usefulness of this unheard of reference. With figures from fields as diversified as literature, politics, the army, and philosophy, Ancient Romans offers a finished exam of the origins of recent civilization.

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