In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a. The Romans: from village to empire / Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola and Summary: “The Romans unfolds Rome’s remarkable evolution from village to. Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talbert, The Romans from Village to Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. xxvii.

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The eruption of Mt. Although the book is very well edited throughout, there is an unfortunate error in the name of the last king Tarquinius Priscus for Tarquinius Superbus on page Would you like to tell us about a lower price? GargolaRichard J.

The authors, as they transitioned into each chapter, discussed the primary sources and their accounts. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t boateright a Kindle? The maps are excellent and the captions for the well-chosen illustrations roman really helpful to the reader. Readers will emerge with a solid understanding of politics at Rome, since topics such as the cursus honorumthe assemblies, the concept of nobilitas and the growth of municipal elites all receive extensive treatment.

Oxford University Press; 2 edition November 22, Language: RVE is aimed at the college educated general reader and, presumably, undergraduates. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J. It covers essentially all features of Roman life for the standard measure of the classical period, and considers social, political, religious and literary features of the Graeco-Roman culture.


Vividly written and accessible, The Romans, Second Edition, traces Rome’s remarkable evolution from village, to monarchy, to republic, to one-man rule by an emperor–whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley–to the empire’s fall in Certainly not for everyone, but I enjoyed it. May 26, Alison added it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Catherine rated it really liked it May 20, From Village to Empire Mary T. See and discover other items: Return to Book Page.

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The writing style is extremely clear and lively, making for an engaging read. It is very well conceived, thorough, and well written.

Talbert, and textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves. Each instructor will doubtless have his or her own idea of the ‘perfect’ textbook. Chapter 9 is devoted exclusively to the impact of Augustus on the institutions of the Fomans state.

Readers are cautioned to beware of boawtright assumptions about Romano-Christian relations in this period and the continued connection between religion and politics is stressed. Buy the selected items together This item: This was a required text for my Ancient Histories course. Nov 07, Biff Nightingale rated it it was amazing. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J. RVE’s treatment of the Empire is comprehensive and on the whole satisfactory.


The Romans: From Village to Empire by Mary T. Boatwright

English Choose a language for shopping. Open Preview See a Problem? The structure of chapters often allows for coverage of domestic affairs in the first half of each chapter, followed by an account of foreign wars in the latter part. First, some general remarks.

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The Romans: From Village to Empire

Includes a good amount of pictures, and primary source readings to elucidate the text. Books Available for Review.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The two topographical maps 8. Heraklia rated it really liked it Dec 28, This is the 1st edition NOT the expanded 2nd edition.

Rome’s foreign wars are matter-of-factly treated, at times in meticulous detail.

The authors took great pains to ensure that the text flows well, although there are some places where it backtracks in order to fill boatwgight some gaps. Like the chapter on Augustus, Chapter 12 is particularly strong, offering a lively and unencumbered account of the Antonine and Severan dynasties. The scholarship is superb, and the text did an excellent job at introducing Roman history that is palatable for the boatwriggt.

They understood that the dole controlled the masses.