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Excellent uick history good over view on to Tacitus now Clear concise prose reflects a Very Knowledgeable Author Chapters Are knowledgeable author Chapters are crafted as individual units and could be read as such Chapters on The Republic and Caesars A helpful and relatively brief introduction to Roman society and history There were some clarity issues and areas where I thought development was merited but it was generally interesting and effective for what I needed a general overview A solid gateway drug into the amazing and influential world of Roman history culture and daily life Not big on details but it has some great anecdotes from primary sources After reading this book I read the complete poems of Catullus and began to read the first Roman novel Satyricon Props to Dr Mark Thorne for using it in his Latin 101 class A really good thought provoking read I was lucky enough to read the newest edition which I ve heard is a lot better than the 2nd edition Unfortunately my class didn t get time to read the Roman Literature section The book is clearly written and easy to understand I didn t use the interactive website that is also available for free a lot but the case studies and extra details were really interesting I love the style of writing and found that it made it a lot easier to read and the comparisons to modern history really emphasized the effect the Roman Empire Had On Us As on us as whole Not much to say about this one I read it as a reuired part of a semi indepedent course I m doing that mostly revolves around the use of Wheelock s Latin The professor I m working with recommends this as a sort of helpful introduction to the world of the. The Romans an introduction 2nd edition is a concise readable and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome It covers than 1200 ears of political and military history including many of the famous and infamous personalities who featured in them and describes the religions society and daily life of the Romans and their literature art architecture and technology illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the timesThis new. The Romans An Introduction

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RomansWell he s right in a way If ou don t know anything about the Romans prio Well laid out Gives general information about the government and such at the beginning and overall gives a good idea about everyday lifeI appreciated the many pictures in the book to help make the world seem real Don t get me wrong I enjoyed this book It was mostly clearly written some sentences were unnecessarily confusing The chapters were a length which made it easy to read in digestible chunks As some other reviews have noted there seemed to Be Some Statements Made some statements made weren t completely accurate and some uotes taken without reference to context It s always difficult to do these primers and overall it wasn t a bad read It filled in some gaps in my understanding of the history of Ancient Rome As a student of Latin and the Classics I have read extensively on the subject of Ancient Rome and the Ancient Romans before picking up this book as part of a Roman History class I m presently taking through the University of Athabasca distance education Out of all that reading this book stands out as one of the newest and one of the worst reads It is brief but appalling It drops interesting tidbits but the supposedly substantive information is so bizarrely chosen that even those with extensive knowledge of the Romans feel this ancient people have been utterly obscured in this text If ou want to understand the Ancient the Romans feel this ancient people have been utterly obscured in this text If ou want to understand the Ancient there are some truly terrible sword and sandal flicks that sidle closer to discerning and better familiarize a beginning student with this ancient people despite the horrific inaccuracies penetrating throughout Edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization Roman history or elementary Latin as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable In particular the chapter on religions has been expanded as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and. Uch films Another truly annoying tactic of this author is to drop one of the interesting tidbits in a brutally offhand and arcane fashion of the interesting tidbits in a brutally offhand and arcane fashion in a brutally offhand and arcane fashion develop it any further I leave here 2 examples of all the above criticismsExample 1 Concerning the author Lucretius about whom we know nothing else except the story that he was poisoned by an aphrodisiac went mad wrote poetry in his lucid spells and committed suicide at the age of 44 That Lucretius was mad is unlikely that his great project ultimately proved too my for him is possible Wait What Where does the author learn that he was mad How do we know that it is unlikely he actually was And why does the author in the same paragraph go on talking about the similarity of Lucretius De Rerum Natura to a truly esoteric 19th century author s work Can t we go back to Lucretius or what was written about himExample 2 Yet as one read the fourth satire a ridiculous account of Domitian summoning a council of state to deliberate upon what should be done with a prize turbot which which he has been presented as his due it seems pointed in the light of a report in 1986 of a sturgeon caught in British territorial waterssold to a restauranteur who rememberedan ancient law whereby all sturgeons belonged to the Crownhe offered the fish to Her Majesty the ueen Excuse meI would not advise this book for an Introductory Course in Ancient Rome Yes longer books are daunting but then offering a list of important passages to read can decrease the load I found myself alternatively shaking my head and tearing my hair out If the exercise was to give up and read another book the author was completely successfu. Cultural traditions There is too on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods on changes in the army and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial erasNew features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations and reading lists have been revised and updated The book now has its own dedicated website packed full of additional resources wwwthe romansco.

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