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Roman Civilization: The Republic and the…

Roman Civilization: The Republic and the Augustan Age, Selected Readings,…

by Naphtali Lewis, Reinhold Meyer (Editor)

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An anthology of excerpts from classical historians and from inscriptions describing the history and to some degree the culture of Rome from its founding to the reign of Augustus. You must already know the history of Rome at least in outline: this collection is like a set of travel snapshots to accompany a guidebook. I hope purists won't sneer, but I read this alongside Colleen McCullough's novels (The First Man in Rome and The Grass Crown) to provide some scholarly balance to her terrific dramatization. ( )
  nillacat | Mar 21, 2007 |
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Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold's Roman Civilization is a classic. Originally published by Columbia University Press in 1955, the authors have undertaken another revision which takes into account recent work in the field. These volumes consist of selected primary documents from ancient Rome, covering a range of over 1,000 years of Roman culture, from the foundation of the city to its sacking by the Goths.

The selections cover a broad spectrum of Roman civilization, including literature, philosophy, religion, education, politics, military affairs, and economics. These English translations of literary, inscriptional, and papyrological sources, many of which are available nowhere else, create a mosaic of the brilliance, the beauty, and the power of Rome.

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