Rome

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.

Via dell'Amore - Jede Liebe führt nach Rom

Roman

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 ...

Citizen

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.

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.

Rome

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.

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent


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.

One Summer Day in Rome

A Novel

Author: Mark Lamprell

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250105552

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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“New York, Paris, London—every grand metropolis—has its own irresistible attraction but Rome so swirls with stories of saints and sinners...lovers and fighters, that she compels you towards her, like gravity.... No one leaves her unaltered. Part of you always loves her. This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other’s arms. It all appears to unfold like magic but I will tell you what really happens...Come with me, if you will, and observe my labors.” Mark Lamprell's One Summer Day in Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself. Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fiancé. Meg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete—but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age—“Sometimes I look at my laughter lines and wonder what on earth could have been that funny”—who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas. Brimming with wit and charm (and gelato), One Summer Day in Rome is the most delicious novel you will read this summer.

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.

Frommer's Rome Day by Day

Author: Elizabeth Heath

Publisher: Day by Day

ISBN: 9781628873368

Category: Travel

Page: 194

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Map your own adventure.Rome Day by Day is the perfect guide for travelers determined to know the top places to visit and the best way to see 'Roma'. It's written by noted travel journalist and long-time Italy resident Elizabeth Heath. She knows the city as only a local can.Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide outlines dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of the city in a short time, with bulleted maps leading the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Rome Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find:- Full-color images throughout, with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps- Sample one- to three-day itineraries and neighborhood walks, including Ancient Rome, Vatican City, Piazza Navona & the Pantheon, the Underground City, Rome's Best Churches, and more- Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions to clue you in on great finds and values- Info for planning romantic holidays in the city, as well as how to see important sights that are doable on a day trip, from Pompeii to the legendary seaport of Ostia Antica- Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet- Foldout front cover with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference details