SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


  • Author: Mary Beard
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: Ancient
  • File Size: 84742408 Bytes


New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SelectionA sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstra...

Summary Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Summary Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


  • Author: Ant Hive Media
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Ancient
  • File Size: 112203 Bytes


This is Roman history roughly from its mythological dawning about 753 BC to the time when free adult males within the Roman Empire were declared by Emperor Caracalla as citizens of Rome in 212 CE.Beard starts the history of ancient Rome with an account of how Lucius Sergius Catalina (Cataline) conspired against Rome and how it was foiled by the Senate. The book uses the conspiracy as a springboard to discuss various aspects of Roman civilization including, citizenship, its military as well as Rome’s perceptions of social structures such as slavery and religion including the position of women in society. Historical figures that greatly influenced the development of the empire are also discussed.The book proposes that the rise of the Roman Empire fro...

SPQR  A History of Ancient Rome
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631491252


SPQR A History of Ancient Rome Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstr...

SPQR

SPQR


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016-04
  • Genre: Rome
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1846683815


SPQR Book Description :

Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerShortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 nowAncient Rome matters.Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today.SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how th...

SPQR
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

SPQR


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847654410


SPQR Book Description :

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also h...

Summary and Analysis of SPQR  A History of Ancient Rome

Summary and Analysis of SPQR A History of Ancient Rome


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504044066


Summary and Analysis of SPQR A History of Ancient Rome Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of SPQR tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Mary Beard’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Profiles of the main characters Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard: A sweeping history of the ancient capital of Italy, SPQR contains all of the excitement of Roman conquest...

Confronting the Classics
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Confronting the Classics


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847658883


Confronting the Classics Book Description :

Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books. In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years in the world...

Spqr

Spqr


  • Author : Summary Reads
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-11-27
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1519558945


Spqr Book Description :

SPQR: A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME - SUMMARY & HIGHLIGHTS PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. SPQR: A HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME masterfully tells the story of Rome from its inception as a small Italian village to the sprawling empire ruled by the fourteen emperors. From the humble, if not treacherous, beginnings of Romulus to the fall of the Republic with Julius Caesar SPQR goes behind the scenes of the greatest imperial power the ancient world had ever seen. Rome was a land built on mythical battles taking place in Italy until one leader took the idea of expansion and annexation to another level. As Sicily falls into the hands of the Romans all the way to the fall of Britain, Beard walks the reader through t...

Dynasty
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Dynasty


  • Author : Tom Holland
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748127894


Dynasty Book Description :

Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people finally came to welcome the rule of an autocrat who could give them peace. 'Augustus,' their new master called himself: 'The Divinely Favoured One'. The lurid glamour of the dynasty founded by Augustus has never faded. No other family can compare for sheer unsettling fascination with its gallery of leading characters. Tiberius, the great general who ended up a bitter recluse, notorious for his perversions; Caligula, the master of cruelty and humiliation who rode his chariot across the sea; Agrippina, the mother of Nero, manoeuvering to bring to power...

Classics  A Very Short Introduction
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Classics A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2000-02-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0192853856


Classics A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

Explores the relationship between the contemporary world and the ancient one....

Spqr  The Roman Empire Has Just Discovered a Terrifying New World

Spqr The Roman Empire Has Just Discovered a Terrifying New World


  • Author : Richard Blade
  • Publisher : R. R. Bowker
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 057860390X


Spqr The Roman Empire Has Just Discovered a Terrifying New World Book Description :

A shocking discovery in a Native American burial ground in present-day North Carolina reveals a history-changing link to ancient Rome.In 55 B.C. the Roman Senate orders their most honored general, Demetrius Varinica, to cease mourning his wife and return to Rome to lead a fleet on an ill-fated invasion. The general and a handful of survivors from the devastated Fifteenth Legion wash up on an unknown shore and find themselves in a terrifying new world where every moment is a battle to stay alive.Befriended by a peaceful tribe, these hardened warriors learn a different way of life, existing with nature, without war, without fighting. But even as a new day dawns, a terrifying evil falls upon the land and confronts Demetrius with an unthinkable choice, h...

The Roman Triumph
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Roman Triumph


  • Author : Mary Beard
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674020596


The Roman Triumph Book Description :

A radical reexamination of the most extraordinary of ancient ceremonies, this book explores the magnificence of the Roman Triumph--but also its darker side, as it prompted the Romans to question as well as celebrate military glory. This richly illustrated work is a testament to the profound importance of the triumph in Roman culture--and for monarchs and generals ever since....