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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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They understood that the dole controlled the masses. The italicized terms appear to be those that are listed in the Glossary; a word or two that explains the policy would be helpful. It certainly covers the political history of the Roman polity with sufficient clarity and comprehensiveness. Michael rated it really liked it Jun 08, In chapters the major focus is on the development of the institutions and politics of the Roman state.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. First, Sulla’s campaign against Mithridates VI of Pontus is partially discussed in its chronological place p. Nice easy read, solid narrative, well-segmented, handy out takes. Featuring two new chapters 13 and 14the second edition extends the book’s coverage through the rise of Christianity, the growth of the Barbarian threat, the final years of the empire, its fall inand, finally, to its revival in the East as Byzantium.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Space in such an ambitious textbook is always at a premium, but it would be desirable to have representative selections from the Res Gestae in a text box to accompany the discussion. Second, a section on ‘Roman Women’ pp. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

RVE identifies the many cultural influences of the Etruscans on the development of early Rome and nicely conveys the point that, in the beginning, Rome was simply one of the numerous Latin towns. From Village to Empire, Mary T. Read reviews that mention roman history maps authors text romans class edition subject chapters general students basic chapter given condition dull histories interest introduction names.


It seems that a foreign word is italicized the first time appears in a chapter, but not thereafter. RVE is aimed at the college educated general reader and, presumably, undergraduates. 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!

Women, Local Languages, and Culture” and cultural activities e. This edition also combines chapters 1 and 2 into one–“Archaic Italy and the Origins of Rome”–and integrates more material on women, religion, and cultural history throughout.

The Romans: From Village to Empire

In addition, the maps and bowtwright captions are both useful and informative. The Essential Books Barry B. To some extent this neutrality is remedied in the lists of suggested materials for further reading, but readers would benefit from a sentence or two in these sections that could give a sense of the major questions relevant to the chapter.

Talbert, and new coauthor Noel Lenski explore this question romana they guide students through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the fall of the empire in For example, under the rubric “Wars in Central and Northern Italy” readers are presented with the following list: Bryn Mawr Classical Review Rather than examining each chapter individually, this review offers a sampling of strengths and weaknesses of the work, divided roughly into two parts, the chapters on the Republic followed by those that deal with the Empire.

The real gem of this chapter is the treatment of the development of Christianity in the first two centuries of the Empire. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Buy the selected items together This item: Skip to main content. RVE is a solid textbook that will satisfy most instructors and provide an excellent introduction to Roman history for the general reader.

Characters and Events of Roman History: Set up a giveaway. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Having used this text for my Roman history class, I was quite pleased at the accessibility of the book for students. I think the books are just the best history of Rome there is available! Its main qualities are an attractive and varied presentation, balance in the material, and readability.


Solid textbook on Roman history up to Constantine. Chapters examine the Julio-Claudians, Flavians and the early reigns of the ‘Five Good Emperors’ but also include substantive sections on administrative themes e.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Treats everything pretty well, on good undergrad level of depth.

Review ” The Romans is currently the best textbook on Roman history available in English. And in the first few chapters on the beginnings of Rome, if I had a dime for every time I encountered the Highly informative and well researched account, but written in a very rambling style with a lot of repetition.

There are a few significant shifts in tone and style from chapter to chapter, making it less than impossible to guess at which chapters were written by the same historians. Low on actually stories.

Reviewed by Debra L. 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. Alex Musicaendless rated it it was amazing Oct 04, boatwrjght Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J. Readers will emerge with a solid bkatwright 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.

Ormans 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 Jul 14, Heather Moore rated it liked it Shelves: Nate rated it liked it Apr 24,