In Search of the Romans

Book Details

Author  James Renshaw
Publisher  Bristol Classical Press
Publication Date   March 1, 2012
ISBN  185399748X
Pages  384

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In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to Roman history and society. Making extensive use of ancient sources and illustrated with over 100 photographs, drawings, maps and plans, it introduces six key areas of the Roman world: history, religion, society, entertainment, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. Each chapter can be read independently, although there are many cross-references and links between each of them.

There are also useful Appendices on the city of Rome, Roman politics, currency values, clothing, and the calendar. Review questions throughout the book challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as comparing them with those of their own society. Essential reading for teachers and students of Classical Civilisation, this book will also be of considerable interest to those involved in drama and citizenship courses.

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