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By Rosalie F. Baker,Charles F. Baker III

"As for all times, it's a conflict and a trip in an odd land."--Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Seeking to manage an empire that unfold during the Mediterranean international and past, the traditional Romans constructed a particular tradition within which they tailored many Greek rules and types but in addition created a wealth of latest ones. The Roman history maintains to impact our structure, govt, army, language, legislation, and literature.
Ancient Romans chronicles the lives and accomplishments of Roman figures whose impression is still felt this day. We examine Romans from all walks of lifestyles, from the insurgent gladiator Spartacus to the poets, historians, and playwrights who documented Roman lifestyles, to the various emperors (and a few of their better halves) who ruled the empire. In forty six essays, Rosalie and Charles Baker discover the lives of those attention-grabbing personalities, from the main well-known Romans to those that tend to be neglected, including:
* Juvenal, a grasp satirist who ridiculed Rome as a haven for crime, loose spending, and different social evils
* Livia, spouse of Rome's first emperor (Augustus), mom of Rome's moment (Tiberius), and grandmother of Rome's fourth (Claudius)
* Mark Antony, the final and statesman whose lifestyles and romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra were re-created all through background via writers and actors
* Virgil, the poet who composed the Aeneid, the nationwide epic of Rome
* Cicero, the statesman, legal professional, and orator
* Nero, who grew to become emperor at age sixteen and went directly to rebuild Rome after a disastrous hearth and to foster peace all through his empire
The biographies span the years 396 B.C. to A.D. 410. each one contains a convenient truth field that lists start and loss of life dates and the key accomplishments of every individual profiled. additionally, plentiful illustrations and especially commissioned maps, an appendix chronicling the lives of mythical heroes and heroines of early Rome, a desk of Roman emperors and their reigns, a genealogy that lines the Julian and Claudian households, a timeline, a word list of Roman phrases, an index of Romans through career, and proposals for extra studying all upload to the usefulness of this unprecedented reference. With figures from fields as diversified as literature, politics, the army, and philosophy, Ancient Romans presents a complete exam of the origins of contemporary civilization.

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