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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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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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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.

 

DVDs in the library

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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.

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Roman City - PBS Home Video
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.

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Ancient Rome: the rise of apartments - The History Channel
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.

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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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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.

 

Online biographies

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Books in the library

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

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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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A Roman Villa - Jacqueline Morley; John James
Call Number: 937.07 MOR
ISBN: 0872263606
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.

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Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Rome - Tony Allan
Call Number: 937 ALL
ISBN: 1448848318
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.

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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 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.

 

Loeb Classical Library

Parallel Roman and Greek texts from the Loeb Classical Library, published by Harvard University Press.

 

Research In Context

Lots of full-text articles on everything from science to ancient Rome. Off-campus? Password is thunder.

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Perseus Digital Library

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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