The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: A. E. Astin,F. W. Walbank,M. W. Frederiksen,R. M. Ogilvie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521234481

Category: History

Page: 650

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Volume VIII covers the period from immediately before the Second Punic War to 133 B.C., the time when Rome acquired effective political mastery of the Mediterranean lands. From the Carthaginians in Spain, the Second Punic War, and the first Roman involvement across the Adriatic, the advance of Roman power is traced through the conquests in Cisalpine Gaul, Spain and Africa in the west and through the conflicts in the east with Macedonia, the Seleucid empire, and finally the Greeks. Interspersed with these themes are chapters on the Seleucids and their rivals, the Greeks of Bactria and India, the internal political life of Rome, and developments in Rome's relationships with her allies and neighbors in Italy. Two concluding chapters explore the interactions, both intellectual and material, between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

Author: Andrew Feldherr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827693

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1594

No field of Latin literature has been more transformed over the last couple of decades than that of the Roman historians. Narratology, a new receptiveness to intertextuality, and a re-thinking of the relationship between literature and its political contexts have ensured that the works of historians such as Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus will be read as texts with the same interest and sophistication as they are used as sources. In this book, topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such as Curtius Rufus and Ammianus Marcellinus. A final section focuses on the rich reception history of Roman historiography, from the ancient Greek historians of Rome to the twentieth century. An appendix offers a chronological list of the ancient historians of Rome.



Author: Donna Gillespie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105618341

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

View: 3393

Jenseits von Rhein und Main stehen die römischen Legionen. Auriane, Tochter eines germanischen Chattenfürsten, ist eine große Schwertkämpferin. Ihr war eine bedeutende Zukunft geweissagt worden. Aber beim Kampf gegen die Römer werden die Chatten geschlagen, Auriane gefangen und nach Rom verschleppt. Viele Themen streift die Autorin Donna Gillespie in ihrem großen historischen Roman. Vom aufkeimenden Christentum mit seinen für Römer und Germanen gleichermaßen befremdlichen Sitten über die Traditionen der Priester und Seher in Germanien bis hin zum Alltagsleben im hektischen Rom, der viel zu schnell wachsenden Hauptstadt des Imperiums. Ein Schicksal zwischen zwei völlig verschiedenen Welten. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Peoples of Ancient Italy

Author: Gary D. Farney,Guy Bradley

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501500147

Category: History

Page: 786

View: 3178

Although there are many studies of certain individual ancient Italic groups (e.g. the Etruscans, Gauls and Latins), there is no work that takes a comprehensive view of each of them—the famous and the less well-known—that existed in Iron Age and Roman Italy. Moreover, many previous studies have focused only on the material evidence for these groups or on what the literary sources have to say about them. This handbook is conceived of as a resource for archaeologists, historians, philologists and other scholars interested in finding out more about Italic groups from the earliest period they are detectable (early Iron Age, in most instances), down to the time when they begin to assimilate into the Roman state (in the late Republican or early Imperial period). As such, it will endeavor to include both archaeological and historical perspectives on each group, with contributions from the best-known or up-and-coming archaeologists and historians for these peoples and topics. The language of the volume is English, but scholars from around the world have contributed to it. This volume covers the ancient peoples of Italy more comprehensively in individual chapters, and it is also distinct because it has a thematic section.

The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 12, The Crisis of Empire, AD 193-337

Author: Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards,Cyril John Gadd,John Boardman,Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond,Alan Bowman,Frank William Walbank,Peter Garnsey,A. E. Astin,Averil Cameron,David Malcolm Lewis,John Anthony Crook,Andrew William Lintott,Edward Champlin,Elizabeth Rawson,Dominic Rathbone,Bryan Ward-Perkins,Michael Whitby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521301992

Category: History

Page: 965

View: 9209

Authoritative history of the Roman Empire during a critical period in Mediterranean history.

The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: F. W. Walbank,A. E. Astin,M. W. Frederiksen,R. M. Ogilvie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521234450

Category: History

Page: 655

View: 3975

Published in 1928, Volume VII of the Cambridge Ancient History orginally covered both the history of the Hellenistic world from the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC down to the Peace of Naupactus and the battle of Raphia in 217 BC and the history of Rome from its foundation down to the same date. In the new edition the Greek and Roman sections have been assigned to two separate volumes. Of these, VII part I opens after the death of Alexander, in 323 BC, as being a more logical starting-point for Hellenistic history; but 217 has been retained as the terminal date since, as Polybius noted, it is from then onwards that Rome begins to play a substantial role in Greek affairs. The volume has been completely rewritten by specialists from Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Canada, and takes full account of the vast amount of new material that has become available in the last fifty years. Separate chapters deal with the main kingdoms - Ptolemaic Egypt, Seleucid Asia and Macedonia - and with mainland Greece, Sicily and the smaller states including Pergamum. Political events are fully described and assessed, but there is less emphasis on military detail than in the first edition. The space thus saved has been given over to chapters on the historical sources, on the institution of monarchy and the ideology surrounding it, on the main cultural, social and economic aspects of the Hellenistic world and on the development of Hellenistic science, especially in relation to its application in peace and war. This up-to-date and authoritative account of the early Hellenistic world is designed to serve both the student and the general reader of this and subsequent generations as the first edition has served those of the last fifty years.

The Cambridge Ancient History

Author: David M. Lewis,John Boardman,J. K. Davies,M. Ostwald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521233477

Category: History

Page: 620

View: 9006

Volume V of the new edition of The Cambridge Ancient History encompasses the first Classic age of European civilization--the fifth century BC. This was the first and last period before the Romans in which great political and military power was located in the same place as cultural importance. This volume, therefore, is more narrowly focused geographically than its predecessors and successors, and hardly strays beyond Greece. Athens is at the center of the picture, both politically and culturally, but events and achievements elsewhere are assessed as carefully as the nature of our sources allows. Two series of narrative chapters, one on the growth of the Athenian empire and the development of Athenian democracy, the other on the Peloponnesian War that brought them down, are divided by a series of studies in which the artistic and literary achievements of the fifth century are described.

Education, Politics and Religion

Reconciling the Civil and the Sacred in Education

Author: James Arthur,Liam Gearon,Alan Sears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113693524X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 756

In recent years a number of popular books have savaged religion arguing it is a dangerous delusion that poisons human societies and relationships. This is but the most recent manifestation of a secularising agenda that has been sweeping contemporary democratic societies since the Enlightenment. This book pushes back against that agenda, examining its key assumptions and arguing that the exclusion of religious people and ideas from education and the public square is both undemocratic and unwise. For the most part the book draws arguments and examples from Christianity, the religious tradition of the authors, but it recognises that many religions share the concerns and possibilities examined. The book examines contemporary expressions of the secularising agenda in Western democracies with particular focus on how that is played out in education. It demonstrates how republican theory understood within a faith perspective provides a shared understanding and substantive basis for education within a Western democracy. It explores the historical connections and disconnections between religion and civic life in the West from ancient to contemporary times and examines religiously based civic action and pedagogical approaches contending both have the potential to contribute greatly to democracy. It will be of value to any who are interested in exploring how democracies can include the voices of all their citizens: the religious and the secular.