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The Resource SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard

SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard

Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome
Title
SPQR
Title remainder
a history of ancient Rome
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Title variation
  • Senatus populusque Romanus
  • History of ancient Rome
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Subject
Summary
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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YDXCP
Dewey number
937
Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
42992163
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846683800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42992163
  • (Sirsi) 42992163
Label
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
42992163
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846683800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42992163
  • (Sirsi) 42992163

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