Books, DVDs, articles and links to great stuff about ancient Rome.
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Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
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.
Roman Republic and Empire
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.
Ancient Greece and Rome
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.
Ancient Rome: the mobile society
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.
Call Number: DVD 711 ROM
Publication Date: 2006
By combining documentary footage and animated story sequences, this program examines how these cities helped maintain the Empire and how they shaped people's lives. Host David Macaulay takes you to many ancient sites to explain how various structures were built and how they were used. Through animation, watch the construction of a fictional city in Gaul. 60 minutes.
Ancient Rome: the rise of apartments
Call Number: DVD 728.314 RIS
Publication Date: 2009
Documents various archeological sites and computer graphics that traces the history of apartment-style living in ancient Rome. 47 minutes.
When Rome Ruled
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.
The Roman Empire in the First Century
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.
All the biographies you could ever want.
These are just a few of the great books about Rome in the library. For a full list of titles, see the box below.
The Ancient City
Call Number: 937.06 CON
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.
A Roman Villa
Call Number: 937.07 MOR
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
Illustrations and text describe life in the villa of a wealthy family situated in the countryside outside Rome during the first century A.D.
Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Rome
Call Number: 937 ALL
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
The magnificent heritage of the Romans from temples, theaters, and aqueducts to laws, myths, and gods is waiting for readers. This book celebrates the many great achievements of the Romans and the wealth of superb architecture, myths, and literature they bequeathed to us.
Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire
Call Number: R 937 BUN
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.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Call Number: R 938.003 OXF
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.
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.
Parallel Roman and Greek texts from the Loeb Classical Library, published by Harvard University Press.
Lots of full-text articles on everything from science to ancient Rome. Off-campus? Password is thunder.
Ancient texts in their original language or in translation, photographs of archaeological sites and images of artifacts such as pottery and coins. All in one spot!
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