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SPQR : a history of ancient Rome / Mary Beard.

Author/Creator:
Beard, Mary, 1955- author.
Other Title:
Senatus populusque Romanus
History of ancient Rome
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015] , ©2015
Format/Description:
Book
606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Rome -- History -- Kings, 753-510 B.C.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Rome (Empire)
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals.
Contents:
Prologue : the history of Rome
Cicero's finest hour
In the beginning
The kings of Rome
Rome's great leap forward
A wider world
New politics
From empire to emperors
The home front
The transformations of Augustus
Fourteen emperors
The haves and have-nots
Rome outside Rome
Epilogue : the first Roman millennium.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-562) and index.
ISBN:
9780871404237
0871404230
OCLC:
902661394
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