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Er familiarize a beginning student with this ancient people espite the horrific inaccuracies penetrating throughout such films Another truly annoying tactic of this author is to The Pursuit of Mary Bennet drop one of the interesting tidbits in a brutally offhand and arcane fashion and notevelop it any further I leave here 2 examples of all the above criticismsExample 1 Concerning the author Lucretius about whom we know nothing else except the story that he was poisoned by an aphrodisiac went mad wrote poetry in his lucid spells and committed suicide at the age of 44 That Lucretius was mad is unlikely that his great project ultimately proved too my for him is possible Wait What Where Scandals and Secrets (Hearts Of Fire, does the author learn that he was mad Howo we know that it is unlikely he actually was And why Shooting for a Century does the author in the same paragraph go on talking about the similarity of Lucretius De Rerum Natura to a truly esoteric 19th century author s work Can t we go back to Lucretius or what was written about himExample 2 Yet as one read the fourth satire a ridiculous account of Domitian summoning a council of state toeliberate upon what should be I, Partridge done with a prize turbot which which he has been presented as hisue it seems pointed in the light of a report in 1986 of a sturgeon caught in British territorial waterssold to a restauranteur who rememberedan ancient law whereby all sturgeons belonged to the Crownhe offered the fish to Her Majesty the ueen Excuse meI would not advise this book for an Introductory Course in Ancient Rome Yes longer books are Shadow of the Templar daunting but then offering a list of important passages to read canecrease the load I found myself alternatively shaking my head and tearing my hair out If the exercise was to give up and read another book the author was completely successfu. Cultural traditions There is too on the Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light diversity and administration of the empire atifferent periods on changes in the army and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial erasNew features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations and reading lists have been revised and updated The book now has its own edicated website packed full of additional resources wwwthe romansco.

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Excellent uick history good over view on to Tacitus now Clear concise prose reflects a very knowledgeable author Chapters are artfully crafted as individual units and could be read as such Chapters on The Republic and Caesars A helpful and relatively brief introduction to Roman society and history There were some clarity issues and areas where I thought Six Days in Leningrad development was merited but it was generally interesting and effective for what I needed a general overview A solid gatewayrug into the amazing and influential world of Roman history culture and The Darkness daily life Not big onetails but it has some great anecdotes from primary sources After reading this book I read the complete poems of Catullus and began to read the first Roman novel Satyricon Props to Dr Mark Thorne for using it in his Latin 101 class A really good thought provoking read I was lucky enough to read the newest edition which I ve heard is a lot better than the 2nd edition Unfortunately my class Flyboy didn t get time to read the Roman Literature section The book is clearly wri Not much to say about this one I read it as a reuired part of a semi indepedent course I moing that mostly revolves around the use of Wheelock s Latin The professor I m working with recommends this as a sort of helpful introduction to the world of the RomansWell he s right in a way If you A Dark Sicilian Secret don t know anything about the Romans prior to reading this you can learn a lot of basic information It s written in a very clean straightforward way and neatlyivided into sections covering Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek different topics Unlike other basic introductions it makes a good effort to include information about literature the army cultural beliefs and etc Ion t think that books like these Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography deserve much higher than three stars simply becaus. The Romans an introduction 2nd edition is a concise readable and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome It covers than 1200 years of political and military history including many of the famous and infamous personalities who featured in them andescribes the religions society and aily life of the Romans and their literature art architecture and technology illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the timesThis new.

E of the lack of comprehensive information But for what it s worth this is a fine if too skimpy introduction with suggested further reading lists that can lead you to better sources once you are one with this one That being said there s no need to read this if you know the basics Definitely to me a three star book Well laid out Gives general information about the government and such at the beginning and overall gives a good idea about everyday lifeI appreciated the many pictures in the book to help make the world seem real Don t get me wrong I enjoyed this book It was mostly clearly written although some sentences were unnecessarily confusing The chapters were a good length which made it easy to read in Oh Baby! digestible chunks As some other reviews have noted there seemed to be some statements made which weren t completely accurate and some uotes taken without reference to context It s alwaysifficult to o these primers and overall it wasn t a bad read It filled in some gaps in my understanding of the history of Ancient Rome As a student of Latin and the Classics I have read extensively on the subject of Ancient Rome and the Ancient Romans before picking up this book as part of a Roman History class I m presently taking through the University of Athabasca istance education Out of all that reading this book stands out as one of the newest and one of the worst reads It is brief but appalling It The Maid of Lorne drops interesting tidbits but the supposedly substantive information is so bizarrely chosen that even those with extensive knowledge of the Romans feel this ancient people have been utterly obscured in this text If you want to understand the Ancient Romans there are some truly terrible sword and sandal flicks that sidle closer toiscerning and bett. Edition contains extensive additional and revised material esigned to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization Roman history or elementary Latin as well as to general readers and students of other isciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is How to Become a Virgin desirable In particular the chapter on religions has been expanded as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman socialivisions and.

Antony Kamm read Classics and English at Oxford University He was lecturer in publishing studies at the University of Stirling 1988 95 His publications include the Collins Biographical Dictionary of English Literature 1993 The Israelites an introduction Routledge1999 The Last Frontier the Roman invasions of Scotland 2004 and Julius Caesar a life Routledge 2006