Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources by R. Scott Smith, Christopher Francese

By R. Scott Smith, Christopher Francese

"Terrific . . . precisely the type of assortment we've lengthy wanted: one supplying quite a lot of texts, either literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows scholars to listen to the voices of exact girls from the traditional global. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of lengthy extracts permits scholars to sink their the teeth into fabric in methods impossible with conventional resource books. The nameless texts, inscriptions, and different non-literary fabric topically prepared within the 'Documentary' part will permit scholars to determine how the documentary facts supplementations or undermines the perspectives complicated within the literary texts. it is a booklet that are meant to be of significant use to someone educating a survey of the background of old Rome or a Roman Civilization direction. i glance ahead to educating with this e-book that is, i feel, the easiest resource e-book i've got visible for how we train those days." --David Potter, college of Michigan

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They believed that the excess land would be sold off to the poor small plot by small plot. But there was not the slightest consideration for the laws and oaths, and those who did follow the law (or rather, seemed to) only did so for outward appearances and distributed the land to their relatives. The vast majority simply scorned the laws altogether. 16 He was a man of distinction, ambitious for honors and recognition, and an extremely compelling speaker. For all of these reasons he was the talk of the whole town.

Captivated by Cleopatra, Caesar not only reinstalled her on the throne, but also fathered by her a son, Caesarion. 8. March 15, 44 BC. 9. ” 10. 12) that Lepidus’ brother and Antonius’ uncle (L. Caesar) were on top of the proscription list. 11. In 36 and 31 BC, respectively. APPIAN 5 remaining piece to complete the Roman empire as it still stands today. And so immediately, while he was still alive, Octavian earned the unprecedented name Augustus (“Revered”) because of his achievements, for that was how he was seen and what he was called by the Romans.

Then he drew the border of his toga up over his head, either because he thought he could entice more people to join him by the distinctiveness of his appearance, or because he wanted to symbolize to onlookers that he was helmeted, as it were, and so prepared for war, or else because he felt shame before the gods for what he was about to do. As he approached the temple and the supporters of Gracchus, the people made way for him as was right in the presence of such an outstanding man, not to mention the fact that they also saw that the Senate was following in his trail.

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