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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
Author
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'"--Jacket from hardcover edition
Cataloging source
ON8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Mary
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG231
LC item number
.B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-562) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of Rome -- Cicero's finest hour -- In the beginning -- The kings of Rome -- Rome's great leap forward -- A wider world -- New politics -- From empire to emperors -- The home front -- The transformations of Augustus -- Fourteen emperors -- The haves and have-nots -- Rome outside Rome -- The first Roman millennium
Control code
1615242
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871404237
Lccn
2015036060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1615242
  • (OCoLC)902661394
Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-562) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of Rome -- Cicero's finest hour -- In the beginning -- The kings of Rome -- Rome's great leap forward -- A wider world -- New politics -- From empire to emperors -- The home front -- The transformations of Augustus -- Fourteen emperors -- The haves and have-nots -- Rome outside Rome -- The first Roman millennium
Control code
1615242
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871404237
Lccn
2015036060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1615242
  • (OCoLC)902661394

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