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The Resource SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard

SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard

Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome
Title
SPQR
Title remainder
a history of ancient Rome
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Title variation
  • Senatus populusque Romanus
  • History of ancient Rome
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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'
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Mary, 1955-
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000056405449
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
606 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846683800
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920861705
Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000056405449
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
606 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846683800
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920861705

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