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Roman Civilization, Sourcebook II : The Empire (edition 1966)

by Naphtali Lewis, Meyer Reinhold (Editor)

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Title:Roman Civilization, Sourcebook II : The Empire
Authors:Naphtali Lewis (Editor)
Other authors:Meyer Reinhold (Editor)
Info:HarperCollins Publishers (1966), trade paperback, 636 pages
Collections:Your library, deaccession, PEIB
Tags:Rome ancient, antiquity, classical studies, e, -july

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Roman Civilization: Selected Readings, Vol. 2, The Empire by Naphtali Lewis (Editor)



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Julius Caesar through Claudius had "privileges granted to the Jews of the Diaspora" (p. 395), as they did under the Persians and the Seleucids. "After the Jewish rebellion of 66-70 AD, however, Vespasian canceled the tax privileges" (p. 395) and thereafter the monies collected no longer went to the support of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem but instead was collected for the Temple of Jupiter in Rome.
  gmicksmith | Aug 28, 2011 |
I read these volumes in college while taking Roman history courses. I thought they were great companions to the introductory courses I was taking. The ably introduced documents, authors and excerpts contained were plenty to help a novice student make sense out of the more well developed theories of my professor. ( )
  riskedom | Jun 2, 2011 |
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 | Sep 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 f 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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