The Roman Empire by Peter Garnsey, Richard Saller - Paperback - University of California PressToronto: Oxford University Press, ISBN This volume hereafter Themes Greek serves as a companion to the similarly titled and organized Themes in Roman Society and Culture , etc. The topics treated range chronologically from prehistoric Greece to the Hellenistic period, with Chapter 19 devoted to ancient and modern literary and aesthetic recycling of the famous shield ekphrasis in Iliad Contributors and the areas they treat are as follows: prehistoric Greece B. Burke , historical overview R. Kroeker , the polis and government M.
Roman Pagan Life and Worship
Culture of ancient Rome
During the Principate roughly 27 BCE to CE , when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in the new, expanded edition of Garnsey and Saller's pathbreaking account of the economy, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. This second edition includes a new introduction that explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors.
Themes in Roman society and culture: an introduction to ancient Rome. by Pauline Ripat; Milorad Nikolic; Matthew Gibbs;. eBook: Document. English. .
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The culture of ancient Rome existed throughout the almost year history of the civilization of Ancient Rome. The term refers to the culture of the Roman Republic , later the Roman Empire , which at its peak covered an area from Lowland Scotland and Morocco to the Euphrates. Life in ancient Rome revolved around the city of Rome , its famed seven hills , and its monumental architecture such as the Colosseum , Trajan's Forum , and the Pantheon. The city also had several theaters , gymnasia , and many taverns , baths , and brothels. Throughout the territory under ancient Rome's control, residential architecture ranged from very modest houses to country villas , and in the capital city of Rome, there were imperial residences on the elegant Palatine Hill , from which the word palace is derived. The vast majority of the population lived in the city center, packed into insulae apartment blocks. The city of Rome was the largest megalopolis of that time, with a population that may well have exceeded one million people, with a high-end estimate of 3.