In Search of the Romans by James Renshaw
  

Synopsis

In Search of the Romans by James Renshaw

In Search of the Romans is a lively and informative introduction to ancient Rome. Making extensive use of ancient sources and copiously illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, it introduces six key areas of the Roman world: history, religion, society, entertainment, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. Each chapter can be read independently, although there are many cross-references and links between them. There are also useful Appendices on the city of Rome, Roman politics, currency values, clothing, and the calendar. Review questions throughout the book challenge students to read further and reflect on some of the most important social, political and cultural issues of ancient Rome, as well as comparing them with those of their own society. In Search of the Romans is essential reading for teachers and students of Classical Civilisation.

Reviews

Renshaw's work presents the history of Rome and its people in an accessible, student-friendly package. The language, although by no means simplistic, never becomes too technical and English translations always accompany Latin terms. He intersperses into the main body of the text a generous number of maps and images. These enhance, rather than detract from, the narrative as all visual sources appear on the same page as their description. The book is particularly strong in its use of Roman-era art and artifacts, along with modern reconstructions and schematics to complement the author's description of spaces and places such as sports venues, baths, and the city of Pompeii... Both students and instructors will benefit from this text. Bryn Mawr Classical Review

About the Author

James Renshaw is Head of Classics at Colet Court and teacher of Classics at St Paul's School, London. He is the author of a companion volume, In Search of the Greeks, also published by Bloomsbury.

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Format

Paperback
384 pages

Author

James Renshaw
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Publication date

21st July 2011

ISBN

9781853997488


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