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By Rosalie F. Baker,Charles F. Baker III

ISBN-10: 0195108841

ISBN-13: 9780195108842

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

Seeking to manage an empire that unfold during the Mediterranean global and past, the traditional Romans constructed a particular tradition during which they tailored many Greek rules and types but in addition created a wealth of latest ones. The Roman history maintains to impact our structure, executive, army, language, legislation, and literature.
Ancient Romans chronicles the lives and accomplishments of Roman figures whose effect remains to be felt at the present time. 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 numerous 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 are typically 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 final and statesman whose existence and romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra were re-created all through heritage by means of writers and actors
* Virgil, the poet who composed the Aeneid, the nationwide epic of Rome
* Cicero, the statesman, attorney, and orator
* Nero, who grew to become emperor at age sixteen and went directly to rebuild Rome after a disastrous hearth and to foster peace all through his empire
The biographies span the years 396 B.C. to A.D. 410. every one features a convenient truth field that lists start and dying dates and the main accomplishments of every individual profiled. furthermore, considerable illustrations and in particular 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 word list of Roman phrases, an index of Romans by way of career, and recommendations for extra interpreting all upload to the usefulness of this unheard of reference. With figures from fields as varied as literature, politics, the army, and philosophy, Ancient Romans offers a finished exam of the origins of recent civilization.

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