Have you ever realized how much of your daily life is influenced by the contributions of the Romans? Satire, tax shelters, interstate highways, sports stadiums, health clubs and others are just a few of the influences we can recognize today. But how much do you really know about the origins and history of the Roman Empire? In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Roman Empire you'll learn how the Romans conquered the world, a description of every day life, an in-depth look at Roman society, politics and architecture and an inside look at the famous (and infamous) Roman emperors.
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It's easy to romanticize or demonize ancient cultures, but the more you know, the more complicated things become. While the Romans were insightful, ambitious, pragmatic, and influential people, they could also be cruel, rigid, bloodthirsty, stifling, overly garish and yet a bit drab. But no other civilization has left such an imprint on the laws, lives, borders, religion, literature, politics, art, architecture, and popular imagination of the West. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Roman Empire discusses the framework of ideals, infrastructure, politics, military tactics, economics, communications, and education that girded together the West.About the Author:
Eric Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where he has been writing, speaking, and teaching about the impact and relevance of the ancient world to a variety of audiences for the past 11 years.
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Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028641515
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