Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy by Gareth D. Williams, Katharina Volk

By Gareth D. Williams, Katharina Volk

While the Romans followed Greek literary genres and creative ideas, they didn't slavishly imitate their versions yet created vivid and unique works of literature and artwork of their personal correct. an analogous is right for philosophy, although the truth that the wealthy Roman philosophical culture continues to be all too usually handled as an insignificant footnote to the background of Greek philosophy. This quantity goals to reassert the importance of Roman philosophy and to discover the "Romanness" of philosophical writings and practices within the Roman global, endeavoring to teach that the Romans of their inventive model of Greek modes of suggestion built subtle kinds of philosophical discourse formed by way of their very own heritage and associations, options, and values--and last--but now not least--by the Latin language, which just about all Roman philosophers used to precise their ideas.

This quantity of 13 chapters via a global workforce of experts in historical philosophy, Latin literature, and Roman social and highbrow historical past strikes from Roman attitudes to and practices of philosophy to the good past due Republican writers Cicero and Lucretius, then onwards to the early Empire and the paintings of Seneca the more youthful, and at last to Epictetus, Apuleius, and Augustine. utilizing numerous methods, the essays display the range and originality of Roman philosophical discourse over the centuries.

Show description

Read More

The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 7, Part 1: The by F. W. Walbank

By F. W. Walbank

Released in 1928, quantity VII of the Cambridge old heritage orginally coated either the historical past of the Hellenistic global from the conflict of Ipsus in 301 BC right down to the Peace of Naupactus and the conflict of Raphia in 217 BC and the historical past of Rome from its beginning right down to an identical date. within the new version the Greek and Roman sections were assigned to 2 separate volumes. of those, VII half I opens after the loss of life of Alexander, in 323 BC, as being a extra logical starting-point for Hellenistic historical past; yet 217 has been retained because the terminal date because, as Polybius famous, it's from then onwards that Rome starts off to play a considerable position in Greek affairs. the quantity has been thoroughly rewritten by means of experts from nice Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Canada, and takes complete account of the immense quantity of latest fabric that has develop into to be had within the final fifty years. Separate chapters care for the most kingdoms - Ptolemaic Egypt, Seleucid Asia and Macedonia - and with mainland Greece, Sicily and the smaller states together with Pergamum. Political occasions are absolutely defined and assessed, yet there's much less emphasis on army aspect than within the first variation. the gap therefore kept has been given over to chapters at the ancient resources, at the establishment of monarchy and the ideology surrounding it, at the major cultural, social and monetary points of the Hellenistic global and at the improvement of Hellenistic technology, particularly relating to its software in peace and warfare. This up to date and authoritative account of the early Hellenistic international is designed to serve either the coed and the final reader of this and next generations because the first variation has served these of the final fifty years.

Show description

Read More

Dacia: Landscape, Colonization and Romanization by Ioana Oltean

By Ioana Oltean

Providing an in depth attention of prior theories of local payment styles and the influence of Roman colonization, Dacia bargains clean perception into the province Dacia and the character of Romanization.

It analyzes Roman-native interplay from a panorama standpoint concentrating on the center territory of either the Iron Age and Roman Dacia. Oltean considers the character and distribution of cost within the pre-Roman and Roman classes, the human impression at the neighborhood landscapes and the adjustments which happened due to Roman occupation.

Dealing with the way in which that the Roman conquest and association of Dacia impacted at the local cost trend and society, this ebook will locate itself generic among scholars of old Rome.

Show description

Read More

Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, by Myles Lavan, Richard E. Payne, John Weisweiler

By Myles Lavan, Richard E. Payne, John Weisweiler

The empires of the traditional close to East and Mediterranean invented cosmopolitan politics. within the first millennia BCE and CE, a succession of territorially huge states integrated populations of exceptional cultural range. Cosmopolitanism and Empire lines the improvement of cultural concepts wherein empires controlled distinction that allows you to identify powerful, enduring regimes of domination. It specializes in the kinfolk of imperial elites with culturally precise neighborhood elites, providing a comparative point of view at the various intensity and modalities of elite integration in 5 empires of the traditional close to East and Mediterranean. If cosmopolitanism has in most cases been studied except the imperial context, the essays amassed right here exhibit that theories and practices that enabled ruling elites to go beyond cultural particularities have been necessary for the institution and upkeep of trans-regional and trans-cultural political orders. because the first cosmopolitans, imperial elites seemed ruling over culturally disparate populations as their vocation, and their means to set up normative frameworks throughout cultural barriers performed an important function within the consolidation in their energy. including an introductory bankruptcy which bargains a thought and heritage of the connection among empire and cosmopolitanism, the amount contains case experiences of Assyrian, Seleukid, Ptolemaic, Roman, and Iranian empires that learn encounters among ruling sessions and their subordinates within the domain names of language and literature, faith, and the social imaginary. The contributions mix to demonstrate the dilemmas of distinction that imperial elites faced in addition to their options for resolving the cultural contradictions that their regimes precipitated.

Show description

Read More

Frommer's EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2016 by Eleonora Baldwin, Visit Amazon's Stephen Keeling Page,

By Eleonora Baldwin, Visit Amazon's Stephen Keeling Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Stephen Keeling, , Donald Strachan

For the first-time customer to Italy (a immense audience), the itinerary of this Easy Guide is the vintage trend: whereas numerous different areas are nearly -- we tension "almost" -- as compelling, those magical 3 towns overawe all others. And we have enlisted 3 exceptional researchers and writers to trap them for you. Eleonora Baldwin lives in Rome, the place she is among the city's most effective specialists on neighborhood food and tradition. Donald Strachan, who lives lots of the yr in Italy, has written books and articles on Italy for greater than two decades. Stephen Keeling is an Oxford graduate who received a much-coveted journalistic prize in 2008 for his Frommer's consultant to Tuscany and Umbria. All 3 have teamed to organize this revised and up to date consultant to Italy's vintage "three".

Show description

Read More

On Roman Time: The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of by Michele Renee Salzman

By Michele Renee Salzman

Because they record the entire public vacations and pagan fairs of the age, calendars supply precise insights into the tradition and daily life of old Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the autumn of Rome. even though it was once for that reason misplaced, the copies made within the Renaissance stay worthwhile files of Roman society and faith within the years among Constantine's conversion and the autumn of the Western Empire.

In this richly illustrated ebook, Michele Renee Salzman establishes that the traditions of Roman paintings and literature have been nonetheless a great deal alive within the mid-fourth century. Going past this research of precedents and style, Salzman additionally experiences the Calendar of 354 as a mirrored image of the area that produced and used it. Her paintings unearths the ongoing significance of pagan fairs and cults within the Christian period and highlights the increase of a decent aristocratic Christianity that mixed pagan and Christian practices. Salzman stresses the major position of the Christian emperors and imperial associations in helping pagan rituals. Such guidelines of accomodation and assimilation led to a steady and comparatively peaceable transformation of Rome from a pagan to a Christian capital.

Show description

Read More

Constructing Autocracy: Aristocrats and Emperors in by Matthew B. Roller

By Matthew B. Roller

Rome's transition from a republican approach of presidency to an imperial regime comprised greater than a century of civil upheaval and fast institutional switch. but the institution of a ruling dynasty, based round a unmarried chief, got here as a cultural and political surprise to Rome's aristocracy, who had shared strength within the earlier political order. How did the imperial regime have the capacity to identify itself and the way did the Roman elites from the time of Julius Caesar to Nero make feel of it? during this compelling booklet, Matthew curler unearths a "dialogical" procedure at paintings, within which writers and philosophers vigorously negotiated and contested the character and scope of the emperor's authority, regardless of the consensus that he was once the final word authority determine in Roman society.

Roller seeks facts for this "thinking out" of the hot order in a variety of republican and imperial authors, with an emphasis on Lucan and Seneca the more youthful. He indicates how elites assessed the influence of the imperial process on conventional aristocratic ethics and examines how numerous longstanding authority relationships in Roman society--those of grasp to slave, father to son, and gift-creditor to gift-debtor--became competing types for the way the emperor did or may still relate to his aristocratic matters. by way of revealing this ideological job to be now not purely reactive but additionally constitutive of the hot order, curler contributes to ongoing debates in regards to the personality of the Roman imperial procedure and concerning the "politics" of literature.

Show description

Read More

Public Land in the Roman Republic A Social and Economic by Saskia Roselaar

By Saskia Roselaar

Within the first quantity during this new sequence on Roman society and legislations, Saskia T. Roselaar strains the social and financial background of the ager publicus, or public land. because the Romans conquered Italy through the fourth to first centuries BC, and so they took land clear of their defeated enemies and declared this to be the valuables of the Roman nation. This land might be allotted to Roman electorate, however it can also stay within the fingers of the country, during which case it used to be on hand for normal public use. despite the fact that, within the 3rd and moment centuries BC development within the inhabitants of Italy resulted in an elevated call for for land between either advertisement manufacturers and small farmers. This in flip resulted in the sluggish privatization of the state-owned land, as those that held it desired to shield their rights to it. Roselaar strains the currents in Roman economic system and demography which resulted in those developments.

Show description

Read More