The Roman World by Edited By John Boardman, Jasper Griffin & Oswyn Murray soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Plates ; Maps ; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;
From the cover: The Romans succeeded in less than fifty-three years in subjecting almost the whole inhabited world to their rule. This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. An envoi discusses some aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilizations, not least through the adoption of Christianity.
Chapters dealing with social and political history are interspersed with chapters on literature, philosophy, and the arts: the conquests of Rome; Roman Emperors; Plautus, Terence, Virgil, and Roman literature; Roman historians such as Tacitus and Livy; Stoicism and Scepticism; and Roman art and architecture are among the topics dealt with.
The historical framework of the book is reinforced by maps and chronological charts; there are bibliographies and a full index; and the book is profusely and aptly illustrated with colour and black-and-white illustrations.
All of the seventeen contributors are acknowledged authorities in their fields. They have taken great pains to present the latest position of modern scholarship in an accessible narrative, concentrating on those aspects of the Roman world that are both important for the understanding of the period and of lasting interest to todays reader.
In the Oxford History of the Classical World series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 456 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my History Rome catalogue?