by Anthony Everitt, Spqr A Roman Miscellany Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spqr A Roman Miscellany books, SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 500-odd entries range across every area of Roman life and society, from the Empress Livia's cure for tonsillitis to the most reliable Roman methods of contraception.
by Hans Michael Schellenberg, A Roman Miscellany Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Roman Miscellany books, Anthony R. Birley, a leading authority in the field of Roman prosopography and well known for his biographies of the emperors Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Septimius Severus, was Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester from 1974-1990 and at the Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf from 1990 until retirement in 2002. Friends, colleagues and pupils have offered him A Roman Miscellany, on a rich variety of topics relating to the Roman Empire, a Festschrift for an outstanding scholar. Eight contributions are in English, one - an excerpt from a historical novel - is in French, the rest are in German. The book is edited by Birleys last three Duesseldorf pupils. After a short introduction, by Hirschmann and Krieckhaus (Statt eines Vorwortes), and a Postscript by Birley himself, there follow the contributions by Bruno Bleckmann (Kritische Passagen zu Konstantin in der Vita Constantini des Eusebios), Lukas de Blois (Soldiers and Leaders in Plutarchs Galba and Otho), Hannah M. Cotton (In Lieu of an Article: Reflexions on Hadrian, Antiochus Epiphanes and the Jews), Werner Eck and Andreas Pangerl (Neue Diplome fuer die Hilfstruppen von Britannia), Mark Hassall (Footnotes to The Fasti), Vera E. Hirschmann (Die phrygische Opposition. Zu Novatianern und Montanisten im westlichen Kleinasien), Peter Lampe (Paulinos Mystes), David Mattingly (Urbanism, epigraphy and identity in the towns of Britain under Roman Rule), François Paschoud (Sulpicii Alexandri ex agente in rebus De uita sua), Olli Salomies (Choosing a Cognomen in Rome. Some Aspects), Hans M. Schellenberg (Anmerkungen zu Heron von Alexandria und seinem Werk ueber den Geschuetzbau), Stefan Sommer (Vereinigungen in Tarsos), Richard Talbert (A Forgotten Masterpiece of Cartography for Roman Historians: Pierre Lapies Orbis Romanus ad Illustranda Itineraria (1845)), Konrad Vössing (Sallust und das 'Massaker von Cirta' 112 v.Chr. (Sall. Iug. 26)), Klaus Wachtel (Fragment einer Bauinschrift aus Sexaginta Prista (Moesia inferior)), Everett L. Wheeler (Pullarii, Marsi, Haruspices, and Sacerdotes in the Roman Imperial Army), David Whitehead (Apollodorus Poliorketika: Author, Date, Dedicatee), Ruprecht Ziegler (Zur Muenzemission in Anemurion (Kilikien) unter Kaiser Maximinus Thrax), Hans M. Schellenberg (Danksagungen mit einer Anmerkung zum Vorhandensein der Vielzahl persönlicher Fotografien), and Birleys Bibliography from 1961 to 2007. The CD-Rom included with the book contains maps illustrating Talberts paper.
by Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy, Roman Republican Augury Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Roman Republican Augury books, Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control proposes a new way of understanding augury, a form of Roman state divination designed to consult the god Jupiter. Previous scholarly studies of augury have tended to focus either upon its legal-constitutional aspects (especially its place in defining, structuring, and circumscribing the precise constitutional powers of magistrates), or upon its role in maintaining and perpetuating Roman social and political structures (primarily as a tool of the elite). This volume makes a new and original contribution to the study of Roman religion, theology, politics, and cultural history by challenging the prevailing view that official divination was organized to produce only the results its users wanted, and focusing instead upon what it can tell us about how the Romans understood their relationship with their gods. Rather than supposing that augury, like other forms of Roman public divination, told Romans what they wanted to hear, it argues that augury in both theory and practice left space for perceived expressions of divine will which contradicted human wishes, and that its rules and precepts did not allow human beings simply to create or ignore signs at will. Analysis of the historical evidence for Romans receiving, and heeding, signs which would seem to have conflicted with their own desires allows the Jupiter whom they approached in augury to emerge as not simply a source of power to be tapped and channelled to human ends, but as a person with his own interests and desires, which did not always overlap with those of his human enquirers. When human and divine will clashed, it was the will of Jupiter, not that of the man consulting him, which was supposed to prevail. In theory as in practice, it was the Romans, not their supreme god, who were 'bound' by the auguries and auspices.
by Martin Millett, The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Britain Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Britain books, This book provides a twenty-first century perspective on Roman Britain, combining current approaches with the wealth of archaeological material from the province. This volume introduces the history of research into the province and the cultural changes at the beginning and end of the Roman period. The majority of the chapters are thematic, dealing with issues relating to the people of the province, their identities and ways of life. Further chapters consider the characteristics of the province they lived in, such as the economy, and settlement patterns. This Handbook reflects the new approaches being developed in Roman archaeology, and demonstrates why the study of Roman Britain has become one of the most dynamic areas of archaeology. The book will be useful for academics and students interested in Roman Britain.
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