The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire: Engrossing Stories of Roman Conquest, Palace Intrigue, and the Politics of Empire

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Penguin, 01.08.2001 - 408 Seiten

You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
-The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall.
-An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic.
-A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture.
-Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

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Inhalt

Foreword
Becomes a City
The Roman Republic 509
Lets Conquer Ourselves The Roman Revolution and the End of the Republic
B C E
Romans at Home
The Romans Among Themselves
The Romans at Large
The Flavians to Marcus Aurelius
Commodus to Aurelian
Diocletian
Constantine
The Fall of the Western Empire
Roman Imperial Life and Culture
Roman Mass Culture of the Imperial Period
Religions Tolerance and Persecutions

Literature and Culture of the Republic
Roman Engineering
Roman Imperial History Chapter 13 Easing into Empire Chapter 14 All in the Family The JulioClaudian Emperors
Where Did the Romans
Cyberspace

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Eric Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where he has been writing, speaking and teaching about the impact and relevance of the ancient world to a variety of audiences for the past eleven years.

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