Roman Society A Social, Economic, and Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0669178012

ISBN-13: 9780669178012

Edition: 2nd 1992

Authors: Henry C. Boren

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Ideal for a one-semester course in Roman civilization or history, Roman Society offers a broad synthesis of the social, economic, and cultural history of this civilization. Topics such as social class, religion, the roles of women and slaves, and inflation are all covered, and maps, photographs, and a chronological chart complement the narrative.
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List price: $153.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/2/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Beginnings
Elements of Destiny
Italy Before Rome
Etruscan Civilization: Origins and Development
Earliest Rome
Etruscan Kings Raise Rome to Regional Importance
The Etruscan Influence
Rome and Greece
The Roman Family
Social Organization and the State
Religion in Family and State
Small Farmers and Shepherds of Early Rome
The Early Republic, 509-287 B.C.
Independence Brings Problems
The Struggle of the Orders
The Developed Constitution
Social and Cultural Change in the Early Republic
Early Expansion and Consolidation in Central Italy
From City-State to Domination of Italy, 360-264 B.C.
Expansion into Empire: Demographic, Geographic, and Economic Factors
Challenges Within Italy: Samnites and Latins
Wars with Tarentum and Pyrrhus
Colonization and Settlement as a Means of Control
The Limitations of Roman Political Structure
Rome Dominates the Mediterranean, 264-133 B.C.
Carthage: The Great Power of the Western Mediterranean
The Great Powers of the Eastern Mediterranean
Hellenistic Culture
The Wars with Carthage (264-146 B.C.)
Rome Penetrates the Hellenistic East
Penetration of Asia Minor
Changing Times, 264-133 B.C.
Changes in the Economy
The Changing Social Structure
Religious Innovation
Moral Decline
Cato and the Philosophers
The Younger Scipio and the Philhellenes
The Roman Theater
A Developing System of Law
Changes in the Political System
From the Gracchi to the "First Triumvirate," 133-60 B.C.
Long-Range Rural Problems and Short-Term Urban Crisis
The Enduring Influence of the Gracchi on State and Society
Gaius Marius and the Military
The Italian Allies: Struggle for Equality
Continued Civil Conflict
The Sullan Settlement
Spartacus and the Slave Revolt
Roman Government After Sulla
Pompey's Extraordinary Commands
Cicero's Concordia: The Republic's Last Chance
Failure of the Oligarchy: Caesar to Augustus, 60-30 B.C.
Unsolved Social and Economic Problems
Caesar's Early Career
The So-Called First Triumvirate
The Conquest of Gaul (58-50 B.C.)
The End of the Triumvirate
Civil Wars (49-45 B.C.)
Caesar's Acts as Dictator
Resumed Civil Conflict
Social Change in the Late Republic
The Urban Plebs
Religion and the City Populace in the Late Republic
The Rural Lower Classes
The Equestrian Order
The Upper Classes
Women in the Late Republic
Changing Mores Among Men of the Age
Education in the Late Republic
Philosophy, Literature, Life, and Law in the Late Republic
The Early Empire: Augustus and Tiberius, 27 B.C.-A.D. 37
The Pax Romana
From Republic to Empire
Augustus' Legislation on Women and the Family
The Augustan Image in Art and Architecture
The Emperor as Patron
The Distribution of Power
Creating a Unified Imperial Society
Partners in Prestige: The Upper Classes
Literary Figures of the Early Empire
Farms and Farmers
Industry
Economic Policy in Tiberius' Later Years
The End of Tiberius' Reign
The State and Society from Gaius to Domitian, A.D. 37-96
A Political Sketch
The Flavians
Local Government: Italy and the Provinces
The Economy of the Early Empire
Upper-Class Intellectuals: Uncertain Loyalties
Notable Women of the Period
Senatorial Supporters of Empire
Lower-Class Worlds
Public Entertainment: Games and Circuses
The High Empire: The Good Emperors and the Severi, A.D. 96-235
Broadened Participation in Government
Romanization of the Provinces
Portents of Decline
Nerva (96-98)
Trajan (98-117)
Hadrian (117-138)
Antoninus Pius (138-161)
Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Commodus and the End of the Principate (180-192)
Disorder and Civil Wars (193-197)
The Military Monarchy: The Severi
The Severan Women
The Economy in the High Empire
Buildings and Construction in the High Empire
The High Empire: Cultural Vicissitudes
Education in the High Empire
Later Silver Age Authors
Apuleius
Greek Authors of the High Empire
Religion in the High Empire
Roman Law: The Classical Period
Final Centuries: A World in Decline
Half a Century of Distress and Disorder (235-284)
Absolutism: Political and Military Recovery Under Diocletian and Constantine (284-337)
The Economy to the Time of Constantine
Society to the Time of Constantine
Religion in a Time of Troubles
Sequel: Heritage
Collapse of the Empire in the West
Assessing the Decline and Fall
The Roman Heritage
Select Bibliography
Index
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