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In The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a. The Romans: from village to empire / Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola and Summary: “The Romans unfolds Rome’s remarkable evolution from village to. Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talbert, The Romans from Village to Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. xxvii.

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How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard J. Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlemen How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known?

Talbert explore this question as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine.

The Romans: From Village to Empire

Vividly written and accessible, The Romans traces Rome’s remarkable evolution from village, to monarchy, to republic, and eventually to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq boafwright the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks, from the Punic Wars, to Caesar’s conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, and to Constantine’s adoption of Christianity.

The authors cover issues that still confront modern states worldwide, including warfare, empire building, consensus forging, and political romams. They also integrate glimpses of many aspects of everyday Roman life and perspective–such as the role of women, literature, entertainment, town-planning, portraiture, and religion–demonstrating how Rome’s growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development. Ideal for courses in Roman history and Roman civilization, The Romans is enhanced by almost illustrations, more than 30 maps most produced by the Ancient World Mapping Centerand 22 textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves.

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Nov 07, Biff Nightingale rated it it was amazing. Stops right at the part you probably don’t care about anyway! Mar 27, Dakota rated it liked it Shelves: Nice easy read, solid narrative, well-segmented, handy out takes. Low on actually stories. Oct 19, Marvin rated it liked it. Highly informative and well researched account, but written in a very rambling style with a lot of repetition.

The Romans: From Village to Empire by Mary T. Boatwright

The rambling style makes it very hard to follow the chain of events in important phases of Roman history, such as the conflict between Marius and Sulla, to name just one. Essentially the same map of the region seemed to be reproduced at least 10 times at various points in the book. And in the first few chapters on the beginnings of Rome, if I had a dime for every time I encountered the Highly informative and well researched account, but written in a very rambling style with a lot of repetition.

And in the first few chapters on the beginnings of Rome, if I had a dime for every time I encountered the phrase “votive deposits”, I would have a million dollars by now! But I still learned a LOT from this book. I found this book a fairly engaging read. It certainly covers the political history of the Roman polity with sufficient clarity and comprehensiveness. The maps, photos of antiquities, and informational aids at the back of the book glossary, map index, timeline, However, I would have preferred to read less about emperors’ careers and more about 1 the religious beliefs and philosophical currents that are frequently mentioned but left completely unexplained and 2 people’ I found this book a fairly engaging read.

However, I would have preferred to read less about emperors’ careers and more about 1 the religious beliefs and philosophical currents that are frequently mentioned but left completely unexplained and 2 people’s daily lives and physical environment e. Jul 17, Andrea rated it it was ok Shelves: I took a class on Ancient Greece and Rome my freshman year of college it was a level; I don’t know what I was thinking and this book was one of the necessary books.

I absolutely despised this book in comparison to the one I read on Ancient Greece. In my opinion, it was more difficult to read and I just couldn’t comprehend it. In all honesty, I didn’t even properly read this book. I skimmed it and took notes in class. And, somehow I managed to still get a high B in the class! Dec 08, Mike Hankins rated it liked it Shelves: Solid textbook on Roman history up to Constantine. Treats everything pretty well, on good undergrad level of depth.

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Includes a good amount of pictures, and primary source readings to elucidate the text. Does a great job of explaining the sources we have, as well as giving an easy to understand narrative that, at times, is quite entertaining.

The Romans

May 18, Sara rated it liked it Shelves: Read this book for my Roman History class in college. Also, my professor Boatwright is the author. The book is a solid introduction to Roman history with lots of illustration and good overview of the people and events.

May 26, Alison added it Shelves: Rmans from Frances Hahn, spring Feb 07, Streator Johnson rated it really liked it. Well basically, this is a textbook, so I am not sure quite how one reviews something like this.

However, it was an informative and lively read. Certainly not for everyone, but I enjoyed it.

Jul 14, Heather Moore rated it liked it Shelves: Wonderful images, intelligent yet easy to understant and to learn from. It’s really nice to take a history class with a professor that has written the textbook being used and is a recognized authority in Roman History.

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