Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1st FLOOR KJA147 .C36 2015
A series of essays that cover sources of evidence for classical Roman law, the elements of private law, as well as criminal and public law, and the second life of Roman law in Byzantium, in civil and canon law, and in political discourse from AD 1100 to the present. Some focus on how the law evolved in ancient Rome, others on its place in the daily life of the Roman citizen, still others on how Roman legal concepts and doctrines have been deployed through the ages. All of them are responses to one and the same thing: the sheer intellectual vitality of Roman law, which has secured its place as a central element in the intellectual tradition and history of the West.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1ST FLOOR DA145 .R55 2016
Combining an extensive range of Greek and Latin sources with a sound understanding of archaeology, Bronwen Riley describes an epic journey from Rome to Hadrian's Wall at the empire's northwestern frontier. In this strikingly original history of Roman Britain, she evokes the smells, sounds, colors, and sensations of life in the second century.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1st FLOOR DG295 .O67 2008
Even in the panoply of Roman history, Hadrian stands out. He was at once a benevolent ruler and a ruthless military leader, known for his restless and ambitious nature, his interest in architecture, and his passion for Greek culture. This book moves beyond the familiar image of Hadrian to offer a new appraisal of this Emperor's contradictory personality, his exploits and accomplishments, his rule, and his military role, against the backdrop of his twenty-one-year reign.
The twilight of the Roman Empire saw a revolution in the way war was waged. The drilled infantryman was gradually replaced by the mounted warrior. This book gives a full account of the changing experience of the mounted soldiers who defended Rome's withering western empire.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1st FLOOR KJA2170.P75 P84 2015
The public/private distinction is fundamental to modern theories of the family, religion and religious freedom, and state power, yet it has had different salience, and been understood differently, from place to place and time to time. The essays in this book focus on the cultures and religions of the ancient Mediterranean, in the formative periods of Greece and Rome and the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Particular attention is given to the private exercise of religion, the relation between public norms and private life, and the division between public and private space and the place of religion therein.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1st FLOOR DA145 .S184 2015
For four centuries Britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, giving rise to issues of identity and literacy, as well as ethnicity, "Britishness", and post-colonialism. This boo provides alternative theories to the end of the Roman period in Britain, and draws parallels between the history of Roman Britain and a wide range of other periods, territories, and themes, including the modern experience of empires and national stereotypes.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1ST FLOOR DG275 .R66 1988
A collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions and papyri, covering the political and military activity of Roman emperors, the men who carried out their policies, the institutions of their administrations, the wars they conducted, the reaction of their subjects, the imperial ruler cult, their letters and orders, as well as the society of the ordinary citizen or provincial subject in his daily life. Brief commentary and notes accompany the translations.
For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history. This book details the changing nature of these units, their organization and operational successes, and failures.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1st FLOOR HN10.G7 T67 2016
What soldiers do on the battlefield or boxers do in the ring would be treated as criminal acts if carried out in an everyday setting. Perpetrators of violence in the classical world knew this and chose their venues and targets with care: killing Julius Caesar at a meeting of the Senate was deliberate. That location asserted Senatorial superiority over a perceived tyrant, and so proclaimed the pure republican principles of the assassins. This book examines how topography shaped the perception and interpretation of violence in Greek and Roman antiquity.
An introduction and original synthesis of global military history. Each chapter traces key developments in military institutions and practices set in three crucial contexts: politics and institutions; social structures and economics; and cultures.
The Uluburun shipwreck, a vessel that sank in 1300 B.C. off the coast of what is now modern Turkey, ranks among the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Learn about its remarkable underwater excavation, and wonder at the ship's fabulous cargo, from ancient raw materials such as copper ingots and ivory to lavish finished goods and dazzling jewelry.
Meet the Etruscans. Although you may not know much about them, this opening lecture quickly shows how they served as a conduit between the Greeks and the Romans, influencing much of what we think of as Western civilization. Begin by surveying their world to gain context for this mysterious people.
Ancient Greece and Rome were home to some of the most creative engineers who ever lived. Modern research is shedding new light on these renowned wonders--impressive buildings, infrastructure systems, and machines that were profoundly important in their own day and have had a lasting impact on the development of civilization. See what the Greeks and Romans achieved and learn how they did it.