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The Romans For Dummies


The Romans For Dummies


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von: Guy de la Bedoyere

14,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 02.11.2006
ISBN/EAN: 9780470060742
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 480

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<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <p><b>"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history." —Tony Robinson, star of Blackadder and Time Team. </b></p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>This entertaining and informative guide is the perfect introduction to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, you’ll discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilizations and how its influence is felt around the world today. If you’ve tuned into any of several TV shows focused on Rome and want to learn more about this fascinating part of history, The Romans For Dummies is the book for you. Schoolteachers and lecturers looking for light-hearted inspiration for lessons will also benefit from this riotous Roman adventure chronicling the rise and fall of the Empire. </p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>The Romans For Dummies is an accessible guide written in plain English giving you the fascinating facts of this ancient civilization. You’ll learn about the following (and more): </p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; font-family: verdana;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>How Roman society was divided into classes </p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; font-family: verdana;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>The assemblies that ruled Rom
<b>Introduction 1</b> <p><b>Part I: Romans – The Big Boys of the Ancient World 7</b></p> <p>Chapter 1: The Romans: Shaping Their World and Ours 9</p> <p>Chapter 2: It’s the Cash That Counts: Roman Social Classes 29</p> <p>Chapter 3: Stairway to the Stars: The Greasy Path to Power 47</p> <p>Chapter 4: Rural Bliss – Roman Dreamland 61</p> <p>Chapter 5: When We Were Soldiers 71</p> <p><b>Part II: Living the Good Life 87</b></p> <p>Chapter 6: The Urban Jungle 89</p> <p>Chapter 7: Making the Roman Machine Work 103</p> <p>Chapter 8: Entertainments: Epic and Domestic 121</p> <p>Chapter 9: Divine Intervention 143</p> <p><b>Part III: The Rise of Rome 165</b></p> <p>Chapter 10: Kings? No, Maybe Not – Republicans 167</p> <p>Chapter 11: This Town Isn't Big Enough for All of Us – Seizing Italy 185</p> <p>Chapter 12: Carthage and the First Two Punic Wars 199</p> <p>Chapter 13: While We’re at It – Let's Conquer Everywhere Else, Too 215</p> <p><b>Part IV: When Romans Ruled the World 225</b></p> <p>Chapter 14: Reform and Civil War 227</p> <p>Chapter 15: Daggers Drawn – The Fall of the Republic 255</p> <p>Chapter 16: Augustus and the Caesars – Plots, Perverts, and Paranoia 271</p> <p>Chapter 17: The Five Good Emperors 303</p> <p><b>Part V: Throwing the Empire Away 317</b></p> <p>Chapter 18: More Civil War, Auctioning the Empire, and Paranoid Lunatics 319</p> <p>Chapter 19: The Age of the Thug – The Third Century's Soldier Emperors 331</p> <p>Chapter 20: East Is East and West Is West: Diocletian and Constantine 347</p> <p>Chapter 21: The Barbarians Are Coming! The End of Rome 369</p> <p><b>Part VI: The Part of Tens 389</b></p> <p>Chapter 22: Ten Turning Points in Roman History 391</p> <p>Chapter 23: Ten Interesting and Occasionally Good Romans 395</p> <p>Chapter 24: Ten (Mostly) Bad Romans401</p> <p>Chapter 25: Ten of Rome's Greatest Enemies 407</p> <p>Chapter 26: Ten (or So) Great Roman Places to Visit 413</p> <p><b>Index 419</b></p>
<p><b>Guy de la Bédoyère</b> is a historian, archaeologist, and Roman expert. He is well known for his numerous books and appearances on UK TV, including Channel 4's <i>Time Team</i>.
<p><b><i>'A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history.'</i></b><br> <b><i>Tony Robinson, star of</i> Blackadder <i>and</i> Time Team</b> <p><b>Filled with fascinating facts about Roman society and culture</b> <p><b>Explore one of the most exciting eras in ancient history</b> <p>This entertaining and informative guide introduces you to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, you'll discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilisations and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. <p><b>Discover:</b> <ul> <li>How the Romans came to rule the world</li> <li>The lasting legacy of Roman society, culture, economics, and industry around the world</li> <li>The good, the bad, and the very bad Roman rulers</li> <li>Roman religion, beliefs, and worship</li> <li>How the Romans enjoyed themselves</li> </ul> <p>Explanations in plain English<br> 'Get in, get out' information<br> Icons and other navigational aids<br> Online Cheat Sheet<br> Top ten lists<br> A dash of humour and fun <p><b>Get smart!<br/> @www.dummies.com</b> <ul> <li>Find listings of all our books</li> <li>Choose from many different subject categories</li> <li>Browse our free articles</li> </ul>

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