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WORLD HISTORY





             COMING SOON
            All Things Ancient Rome

            An Encyclopedia of the Roman World

            2 VOLUMES
            ANNE LEEN


            Romans are often thought of as abject

            imitators of the Greeks, copying their art,
            their architecture, their literature, and even
            their gods. But the truth is more interesting.


            Ancient Rome was one of the great civilizations of antiquity. Honoring the
            contributions of their cultural forebearers—who included Etruscans, Asians,
            and Egyptians as well as Greeks—Romans artists, writers, and thinkers freely   Greenwood
            borrowed where tradition dictated and innovated where personal talent and   April 2023, 650pp, 7x10
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            imagination directed, forging a unique creative experience that formed the   $204.00, £152.00, €176,00
            basis of Western European artistic, literary, and philosophical production for   eBook: 978-1-4408-6289-2
            2,000 years.
            This reference is a guide to the material culture and social institutions of
            Ancient Rome. While other reference works typically examine battles and   SAMPLE T OPICS
            politicians, this book focuses on Roman social history and daily life. A timeline   •  Aeneas  •  Latin Literature
            highlights key events, while an overview essay surveys the achievements   •  Athletics  •  Native Italian Gods
            of the Romans. Some 160 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide   •  Christianity  •  Portraiture
            objective information about art, architecture, literature, commerce,   •  Death and Afterlife  •  Slavery
            transportation, government, religion, and other topics related to Roman life.   •  Emperors and   •  Wall Painting
            Each entry provides cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and   Empresses  •  Women
            some provide sidebars of interesting facts along with excerpts from primary   •  Housing
            source documents. The book closes with a selected, general bibliography
            of resources suitable for student research.
                                                                           ANNE LEEN  is professor emerita of Classics
            FEATURES                                                       at Furman University, editor of The Roman
            •  A timeline highlights key events in Roman history           Funerary Inscriptions Project, and consulting
            •  An introduction gives an overview of Roman social history   editor of the Online Companion to The Worlds
                                                                           of Roman Women.
            •  Roughly 160 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide essential
              information about the material culture and social institutions
              of Ancient Rome
            •  Sidebars, including excerpts from primary source documents, provide
              tangential information that further engages readers
            •  Entry bibliographies and a selected, general, end-of-work bibliography
              direct readers to additional resources










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