SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard

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Anno: 2016
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 608 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 200 x 130 mm
Peso: 508 gr.
  • EAN: 9781846683817
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Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'.
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    Mary Beard insegna al Newnham College di Cambridge ed è curatrice per l’antichità classica del «Times Literary Supplement». Accademica di fama internazionale, è fellow della British Academy e membro dell’American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Tra i suoi numerosi libri, molti dei quali tradotti in italiano, ricordiamo Il Partenone (Laterza 2006), Il Colosseo. La storia e il mito (Laterza 2008), Prima del fuoco. Pompei, storie di ogni giorno (Laterza 2011), SPQR. Storia dell’antica Roma (Mondadori 2016), Fare i conti con i classici (Mondadori 2017), Pompei. Vita quotidiana in una città dell'antica Roma (Mondadori 2017), Donne al potere. Per troppo tempo le donne sono state messe a tacere (Monbdadori 2018). Approfondisci
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