Day One

Author: Andrea Carandini

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691180792

Category: History

Page: 184

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Andrea Carandini's archaeological discoveries and controversial theories about ancient Rome have made international headlines over the past few decades. In this book, he presents his most important findings and ideas, including the argument that there really was a Romulus--a first king of Rome--who founded the city in the mid-eighth century BC, making it the world's first city-state, as well as its most influential. Rome: Day One makes a powerful and provocative case that Rome was established in a one-day ceremony, and that Rome's first day was also Western civilization's. Historians tell us that there is no more reason to believe that Rome was actually established by Romulus than there is to believe that he was suckled by a she-wolf. But Carandini, drawing on his own excavations as well as historical and literary sources, argues that the core of Rome's founding myth is not purely mythical. In this illustrated account, he makes the case that a king whose name might have been Romulus founded Rome one April 21st in the mid-eighth century BC, most likely in a ceremony in which a white bull and cow pulled a plow to trace the position of a wall marking the blessed soil of the new city. This ceremony establishing the Palatine Wall, which Carandini discovered, inaugurated the political life of a city that, through its later empire, would influence much of the world. Uncovering the birth of a city that gave birth to a world, Rome: Day One reveals as never before a truly epochal event.


Past and present

Author: Andrew Brown

Publisher: Massey University Press

ISBN: 0994147384

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Across the globe citizens are flexing their muscles, but they are also battling oppression and discrimination. What can history tell us about the state’s duty to its citizens? As always, a good deal. This bold and timely new book brings political theorists and historians together to examine the role of, and need for, a critical, global and active civil society.

Via dell'Amore - Jede Liebe führt nach Rom


Author: Mark Lamprell

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641196078

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Die ewige Stadt Rom – gibt es einen schöneren Ort auf der Welt, um sich zu verlieben? Rom ist die Stadt der Liebe. Das hofft auch Alice, als sie nach Italien reist, um endlich etwas Verrücktes zu erleben. Meg und Alec sind seit Jahren verheiratet, doch im Alltag ist ihnen die Liebe abhandengekommen. In Rom verliebten sie sich einst unsterblich, kann diese Stadt sie auch wieder zueinander führen? Die beiden älteren Damen Constance und Lizzie möchten Constances verstorbenem Ehemann Henry seinen Herzenswunsch erfüllen. Lizzie ahnt jedoch nichts von Constances und Henrys wahrer Geschichte, die vor Jahrzehnten genau hier begann. Am Ende ist für jeden von ihnen nichts mehr, wie es war. Denn alle Wege führen nach Rom – und der ein oder andere vielleicht direkt ins Glück ...

Monarchische Herrschaft im Altertum

Author: Stefan Rebenich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110463857

Category: History

Page: 685

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Monarchische Herrschaft ist im Altertum omnipräsent. Eine systematische epochen- und kulturvergleichende Untersuchung des Phänomens existiert bislang aber nicht. Der Band schließt diese Lücke. 25 Beiträge, die von ausgewiesenen Spezialisten verfasst sind, nehmen die Alleinherrschaft von Ägypten und dem Alten Orient über die griechisch-römische Antike bis in die Spätantike, das Frühmittelalter und die frühislamische Zeit in den Blick. Vergleichend wird das alte China betrachtet, und ein weiterer Beitrag eröffnet die rezeptionsgeschichtliche Perspektive.

The Rise of Rome

From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars

Author: Kathryn Lomas

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674659651

Category: History

Page: 432

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By the third century BC, the once-modest settlement of Rome had conquered most of Italy and was poised to build an empire throughout the Mediterranean basin. What transformed a humble city into the preeminent power of the region? In The Rise of Rome, the historian and archaeologist Kathryn Lomas reconstructs the diplomatic ploys, political stratagems, and cultural exchanges whereby Rome established itself as a dominant player in a region already brimming with competitors. The Latin world, she argues, was not so much subjugated by Rome as unified by it. This new type of society that emerged from Rome’s conquest and unification of Italy would serve as a political model for centuries to come. Archaic Italy was home to a vast range of ethnic communities, each with its own language and customs. Some such as the Etruscans, and later the Samnites, were major rivals of Rome. From the late Iron Age onward, these groups interacted in increasingly dynamic ways within Italy and beyond, expanding trade and influencing religion, dress, architecture, weaponry, and government throughout the region. Rome manipulated preexisting social and political structures in the conquered territories with great care, extending strategic invitations to citizenship and thereby allowing a degree of local independence while also fostering a sense of imperial belonging. In the story of Rome’s rise, Lomas identifies nascent political structures that unified the empire’s diverse populations, and finds the beginnings of Italian peoplehood.


A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Eternal City

Author: James L. Papandrea

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894797

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Rome: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Eternal City is not a travel book; it is a pilgrim's guide to the city of Rome and its most ancient churches. In addition to helpful descriptions of the primary monuments and churches of Rome, this book will give the reader just enough historical background to enhance the spiritual nature of a trip to the Eternal City. Along with the description of each church, Papandrea includes prayers from the ancient church, and across the span of the history of Christianity, in order to facilitate prayer and meditation in the very sites that have been considered holy ground for over a millennium. Over one hundred photographs are included, not only to help the reader use this book as a guide in Rome, but also to make the book a valuable devotional aid both before and after the trip. Coming back from Rome after using this book, the reader will find that Rome has become a second home.

Hands-On History--Ancient Rome

Author: Garth Sundem,Kristi Pikiewicz

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425878296

Category: Social Science

Page: 28

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Make studying history fun and interactive to motivate your students. Encourage teamwork, creativity, reflection, and decision making. Take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of ancient history.

A Day in Old Rome

A Picture of Roman Life

Author: William Stearns Davis

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819601063

Category: History

Page: 482

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Descriptions of daily Roman life including details about marriage, homes, food, costume, slaves, physicians, and libraries

Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome

Author: Leonardo Magini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319072668

Category: Science

Page: 181

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This book offers a detailed and fascinating picture of the astonishing astronomical knowledge on which the Roman calendar, traditionally attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), was based. This knowledge, of Mesopotamian origins, related mainly to the planetary movements and to the occurrence of eclipses in the solar system. The author explains the Numan year and cycle and illustrates clearly how astronomical phenomena exerted a powerful influence over both public and private life. A series of concise chapters examine the dates of the Roman festivals, describe the related rites and myths and place the festivals in relation to the planetary movements and astronomical events. Special reference is made to the movements of the moon and Venus, their relation to the language of myth, and the particular significance that Venus was considered to have for female fertility. The book clearly demonstrates the depth of astronomical knowledge reflected in the Roman religious calendar and the designated festive days. It will appeal both to learned connoisseurs and to amateurs with a particular interest in the subject.

3 Days in Rome

Author: Scott D. Southard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595179673

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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I’m the real author of 3 DAYS IN ROME and I’m dead. Gee, I hope that thought doesn’t scare you too much. I’m not like a bogey ghost or anything (Actually ghosts aren’t really that big a deal, it’s usually just us dead when we have nothing better to do). I’m just a normal dead person and I’ve written my autobiography. Most of the dead up here in Heaven have written an autobiography. Of course, I’ve decided to do mine differently than the others… Funny thing is, Scott told me not to bring this up. He believes that if I come out here and state all these facts about Heaven he would be in big trouble since his name is on the novel…But the book is about more than the truths of Heaven! It’s also about the great love affair I had while alive. And we had one Hell of an amazing romance! We were wanted by the authorities and the Mafia and all we could think of was each other. Those were the greatest days of my…whatever. 3 DAYS IN ROME is an unpredictable and comic love story about life, death, the Afterlife and everything in between.

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

Based on the bestselling game

Author: David Gibbins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230771009

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great’s successors, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio’s success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy – for the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Caesar family – in love with Scipio but betrothed to his rival Paullus – who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Scipio it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? Inspired by Total War: Rome II, from the bestselling Total War series, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. Not only the tale of one man’s fate, it is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome’s warriors and citizens used to cheat death.

Three Slaves of Rome Book One

Author: Matthew Wilson

Publisher: Quiet Brook Publishing

ISBN: 0983821011

Category: Escapes

Page: 294

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During the glory days of the Roman Empire, seven Irishmen living in the midst of a violent war are captured and dragged into slavery. Crossing paths with a lifelong slave, an unending friendship is born that leads them all into a riveting adventure.Together they traverse the known world, seeking a treasure dear to them. Some find love, but all encounter incredible obstacles and find themselves facing impossible odds.

Florence to Rome

Author: Enrico Massetti

Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing

ISBN: 131265841X

Category: Travel

Page: 105

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This is an e-guide to a 10 days trip in the land of the Etruscan, from Florence to Rome through Fiesole, Arezzo, Orvieto, Viterbo, Veii and Citta di Castello. There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions. It is ideal for use on your smart phone, it contains active links to the web sites of many reviews for the best recommended restaurants that are at the location described. There are active links to the review pages, you can use them if you have an active Internet connection, but, if you don’t, you have the basic information ready: the name, address and telephone number are included in the guide. There is the possibility of making reservations for places where to stay: Hotels, Apartments, Farm Houses, Bed & Breakfasts, Condo Hotels and Country Houses.

Medieval Rome

Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150

Author: Chris Wickham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030902

Category: History

Page: 624

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Medieval Rome analyses the history of the city of Rome between 900 and 1150, a period of major change in the city. This volume doesn't merely seek to tell the story of the city from the traditional Church standpoint; instead, it engages in studies of the city's processions, material culture, legal transformations, and sense of the past, seeking to unravel the complexities of Roman cultural identity, including its urban economy, social history as seen across the different strata of society, and the articulation between the city's regions. This new approach serves to underpin a major reinterpretation of Rome's political history in the era of the 'reform papacy', one of the greatest crises in Rome's history, which had a resonance across the entire continent. Medieval Rome is the most systematic analysis ever made of two and a half centuries of Rome's history, one which saw centuries of stability undermined by external crisis and the long period of reconstruction which followed.

The Stock Market Monk

Author: Nikunj

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482838877

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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The Stock Market Monk is story of fear, greed, and hope, which revolves around Chaitanya, Sonia, and their three investors who, having made a fortune in the stock markets, lose almost everything in a global meltdown in the year 2000thanks to their ignorance and greed. Will they be able to recover their money, their prestige, and their self-respect? Who shall guide them through the blinding alleys of risk, volatility, fear, and uncertainty and drive them home? Can they get help from a young man whom they once insulted, whose advice they did not pay any heed to. A man who walked away from his lover because of her unethical professional conduct only to come back to lend a helping hand to a bunch of students. The students who have joined his classes to make money, to learn the art of making a quick buck in the stock market but end up achieving something more worthwhile than simple moneymaking. Their learning curve becomes steeper as they learn that there is no shortcut to any place worth going to and that the road to wealth creation not only passes through the by-lanes of common sense but also through the ragged terrains of boredom.

Walks in Rome (Two Volumes in One)

Author: Augustus J C Hare

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 161640552X

Category: Travel

Page: 872

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English aristocrat Augustus J.C. Hare filled his days with trips to the Continent, and returned home to share his journeys with eager readers-and the journals of his travels still enjoy a cultishly devoted readership today. His Walks in Rome was first published in 1871; this replica of the 15th edition from 1900, published here as two volumes in one, offers a virtual walking tour of: the Corso and its neighborhood, including the Piazza del Popolo, the Temple of Neptune, and the Trevi Fountain the Forums and the Coliseum, including the Temple of Mars, the House of the Vestals, and the Arch of Constantine the Baths of Diocletian and its neighborhood, including the Pretorian camp, Convent of the Pregatrici, and Villa Negroni St. Peter's and the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, the Picture Gallery, the Library, and the Etruscan and Egyptian museums and much more... Charmingly enthusiastic and obsessively detailed, this guidebook continues to be invaluable for today's travelers, and for those fascinated by the ongoing metamorphosis of a modern metropolis. British travel writer AUGUSTUS JOHN CULBERT HARE (1834-1903) also wrote Epitaphs for Country Churchyards (1856), Walks in Rome (1871), and Wanderings in Spain (1873).

Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399503283

Category: History

Page: 207

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Examines the daily lives of ancient Romans, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics.