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Ancient Rome (Collins Gem)电子书

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作       者:David Pickering

出  版  社:Collins

出版时间:2013-11-28

字       数:19.6万

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From the Colosseum to Hadrian’s Wall, Gem Ancient Rome shows us how Rome’s vast empire laid the foundations of today’s civilisation. From aqueducts to baths, from gladiators to emperors, the fascinating history of and mythology of ancient Rome are brought to life in this entertaining and highly-readable guide. With their sophisticated army, monuments and roads, the Romans literally paved the way to modern Europe. Learn about the hand-to-hand combat at gladiatorial shows, rediscover the myths and legends of the Roman gods and find out how and why Rome became the conquering superpower that it did. History will come to life in this engaging and comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating and influential places the world has ever known. Includes: ? Geography – map of the Roman Empire ? History – a timeline with the accomplishments of the emperors ? Culture – what the Romans did for us ? Religion – Gods and Festivals ? Mythology – Virgil's Aeneid, Romulus and Remus ? Daily life in Ancient Greece – different levels in society, the jobs, family life, leisure activities ? Politics – transition from Republic to Dictatorship ? Learning and knowledge – Law, Science, Architecture, Literature, Art ? War – important wars, the Empire, the army and navy ? Rome Today – temples, archaeology, and modern tourist sites
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Cover

Title Page

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: The Land of the Romans

The Roman world

The Roman empire

Roman provinces

The city of Rome

Part Two: History of Ancient Rome

The founding of Rome

The kingdom of Rome

The republic of Rome

Imperial Rome

Part Three: Roman Rulers

The seven kings of Rome

Republican leaders

Gaius Marius

Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Marcus Licinius Crassus

Pompey

Julius Caesar

Mark Antony

Roman emperors

Augustus

Tiberius

Caligula

Claudius

Nero

Vespasian

Titus

Domitian

Nerva

Trajan

Hadrian

Marcus Aurelius

Septimius Severus

Diocletian

Constantine

Julian

Part Four: War in Ancient Rome

The role of the army

The Roman army

Legionaries

Weapons and armour

Tactics

Military camps

The Roman navy

Major wars

Part Five: Religion

The state religion

Gods and goddesses

Cults

Household gods

Judaism and Christianity

Temples

Rituals

Priests

Omens and auguries

Festivals

Part Six: Roman Society

Social classes

Government

Law

Part Seven: Life in Ancient Rome

Rural life

Urban life

Trade

Money

Travel and transport

Family life

Education

Houses

Roman baths

Food and drink

Clothing and hairstyles

Make-up and jewellery

Leisure activities

Death in ancient Rome

Part Eight: Roman Culture

Culture and learning

Architecture

Sculpture

Painting

Crafts

Language

Literature

Theatre

Music and dance

Philosophy

Historians

Science and mathematics

Medicine

Part Nine: Rome Today

Discovering ancient Rome

The cultural legacy

Museums

Keep Reading

Find Out More

Glossary

Index

Copyright

About the Publisher

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