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Arts and Humanities Through the Eras - Edward Bleiberg
ISBN: 078765695X
Publication Date: 2004-10-15
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

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Ancient Greece and Rome - Carroll Moulton (Editor)
ISBN: 9780684805078
Publication Date: 1998-05-20
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

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Roman Republic and Empire - John T. Kirby (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780787645045
Publication Date: 2001-07-27
Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.


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The Roman Empire in the First Century - PBS Home Video
Call Number: DVD 937 ROM
Publication Date: 2001
Tells the story of ancient Rome in the first century, based on the experiences, memories, and writings of emperors, slaves, poets, plebeians, and others who lived in the vast empire. 219 minutes on 1 disc.

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When Rome Ruled - National Geographic
Call Number: DVD 937 WHE
Publication Date: 2011
Traces the history of ancient Rome, from the empire's iconic figures, such as Caligula and Caesar, to key events, such as the eruption of Vesuvius and the invasion of Britain. 270 minutes on 3 discs.

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Ancient Rome: the mobile society - The History Channel
Call Number: DVD 388.109 MOB
Publication Date: 2009
Michael Guillen travels to the heart of the Roman Empire to examine the remarkable civil engineering project that resulted in a 53-thousand mile network of highways. 47 minutes.


Books in the library

These are just a few of the great books about Roman life, and gladiators, in the library. For a full list of titles, see the box below.

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Gladiator - Philip Matyszak
Call Number: 796.8 MAT
ISBN: 0500051674
Publication Date: 2011-04-15
An introduction to Roman gladiators, providing detailed descriptions of experiences, and offering the reader advice on becoming a gladiator; what happens before, during, and after a duel; the empire's arenas; when and how to fight; and other related topics

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The Traveler's Guide to Ancient Rome - John Malam; Mike S. Foster (Illustrator)
Call Number: 937 MAL
ISBN: 0590117637
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Describes the sites, food, clothing, entertainment, and other aspects of Rome during the time of Emperor Constantine who reigned from A.D. 307 to 337.

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Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire - Matthew E. Bunson
Call Number: R 937 BUN
ISBN: 081602135X
Publication Date: 1994-03-01
Examines in A-to-Z format the people, places, events, and ideas of the era from the reign of Julius Caesar to the fall of Romulus Augustulus.

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The Ancient City - Peter Connolly; Hazel Dodge (As told to)
Call Number: 937.06 CON
ISBN: 0199172420
Publication Date: 1998-05-21
Recreates the public buildings, temples, shops, and houses of ancient Athens and Rome, providing a window through which to look at the development of the cities and their architecture, and to discuss various aspects of daily life, including religion, food, drama, games, food, culture, and entertainment.

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary - Simon Hornblower (Editor); Antony Spawforth (Editor)
Call Number: R 938.003 OXF
ISBN: 019866172X
Publication Date: 1996-12-12
Contains six thousand entries addressing everyday life in the Greco-Roman world looking at the arts, law, science, culture, marriage, attitudes, and information on key persons who shaped their world. One of Miss Mandel's all-time favorites in the library.


All the Roman books in the library!

There are far too many books about Rome to list them all here, so here's a handy PDF list of them. View it online or print it out and prowl the shelves.

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