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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And in the first few chapters on the beginnings of Rome, if I had a dime for every time I encountered the phrase “votive deposits”, I would have a million dollars by now!

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

In addition to the error mentioned above, I noticed only one typographical error p. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. GargolaRichard J. The argument is a good one, and it might be added that writing a Roman history textbook that will appeal to everyone is surely an impossible task.

How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? The Fall of Rome: Preview — The Romans by Mary T. The book is well produced and almost error-free. They also integrate glimpses of many aspects of everyday Roman life and perspective–such as the role of women, literature, entertainment, town-planning, portraiture, and religion–demonstrating how Rome’s growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development.


A table showing the successive Augusti and Caesares under the Tetrarchy would help to clarify the often confusing string of similar-sounding names in this period. Also worthy of mention are the illustrations here, especially the high quality images of coins and various types of portraiture. Alex Musicaendless rated it it was amazing Oct 04, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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It is very well conceived, thorough, and well written. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. For example, issues such as the question of Roman ‘imperialism’ in the third century B.

Ideal for courses in Roman history and Roman civilization, The Romans is enhanced by almost illustrations, more than 30 maps most produced by the Ancient World Mapping Centerand 22 textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves. I recommend the book as a general introduction to Roman history, or as simply a reader for the backyard scholar. The history of the Roman Empire is also handled deftly.

This is not a bad thing, for the big picture, I felt, materialized to produce a coherent narrative.

There are spaces in the text covered in maps and photos, and others where romasn don’t get a single photo for ten to fifteen pages. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Addressing issues that still confront modern states worldwide–including warfare, empire building, consensus forging, and political fragmentation–the authors also provide glimpses into everyday Roman life and perspective, demonstrating how Rome’s growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development.

Reviews ” The Romans is currently the best textbook on Roman history available in English. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Pages with related products. Second, a section on ‘Roman Women’ pp.


The writing style is extremely clear and lively, making for an engaging read. In addition, the maps and their captions are both useful and informative.

Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the text describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks, from the Punic Wars, to Caesar’s conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, and through Constantine’s adoption of Christianity.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Gorman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I know this because I bought the print version of the 2nd edition a couple of years ago, didn’t finish it and now I wanted the Kindle version because I prefer reading on the Kindle versus print books.

The Power of Dynasty Table As the Romans Did: Despite these quibbles, RVE’s presentation of Republican history is thorough and impressive.

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RVE is aimed at the college educated general reader and, presumably, undergraduates.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Share your thoughts with other customers. Return to Book Page. Readers are cautioned to beware of anachronistic assumptions about Romano-Christian relations in this period and the continued connection between religion and politics is stressed.

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