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The Resource The rise of Rome : from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars, Kathryn Lomas

The rise of Rome : from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars, Kathryn Lomas

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The rise of Rome : from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars
Title
The rise of Rome
Title remainder
from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Lomas
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Language
eng
Summary
By the third century BC, the once-modest settlement of Rome had conquered most of Italy and was poised to build an empire throughout the Mediterranean basin. What transformed a humble city into the preeminent power of the region? In The Rise of Rome, the historian and archaeologist Kathryn Lomas reconstructs the diplomatic ploys, political stratagems, and cultural exchanges whereby Rome established itself as a dominant player in a region already brimming with competitors. The Latin world, she argues, was not so much subjugated by Rome as unified by it. This new type of society that emerged from Rome's conquest and unification of Italy would serve as a political model for centuries to come. Archaic Italy was home to a vast range of ethnic communities, each with its own language and customs. Some such as the Etruscans, and later the Samnites, were major rivals of Rome. From the late Iron Age onward, these groups interacted in increasingly dynamic ways within Italy and beyond, expanding trade and influencing religion, dress, architecture, weaponry, and government throughout the region. Rome manipulated preexisting social and political structures in the conquered territories with great care, extending strategic invitations to citizenship and thereby allowing a degree of local independence while also fostering a sense of imperial belonging. In the story of Rome's rise, Lomas identifies nascent political structures that unified the empire's diverse populations, and finds the beginnings of Italian peoplehood.--
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1960-
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Lomas, Kathryn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Italic peoples
  • Italic peoples
  • Rome
  • Rome
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The rise of Rome : from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars, Kathryn Lomas
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Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom as The Rise of Rome: from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars (1000 BC-264 BC) in 2017 by PROFILE BOOKS LTD"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-392) and index
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Contents
Part I. Early Italy and the foundation of Rome. Introducing early Rome -- Setting the scene : Iron-Age Italy -- Trojans, Latins, Sabines and rogues : Romulus, Aeneas and the 'foundation' of Rome -- The rise of the international aristocracy : Italy and the orientalising revolution -- Orientalising Rome and the early kings -- Part II. War, politics and society : Rome and Italy, 600-400. The urban revolution : city and state in sixth-century Italy -- Tyrants and wicked women : Rome, the Tarquin dynasty and the fall of the monarchy -- The 'fifth-century crisis' and the changing face of Italy -- A difficult transition : the early Roman Republic -- Rome on the march : war in Latium and beyond, 500-350 -- Part III. The Roman conquest of Italy. The road to power : Italy and Rome, 390-342 -- 'Whether Samnite or Roman shall rule Italy' : the Samnite wars and the conquest of Italy -- Co-operation or conquest? : alliances, citizenship and colonisation -- Part IV. From city-state to Italian dominance. The impact of conquest : Rome, 340-264 -- Epilogue : Rome, Italy and the beginnings of empire in 264
Control code
on1015274849
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xxii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674659650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1015274849
Label
The rise of Rome : from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars, Kathryn Lomas
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom as The Rise of Rome: from the Iron Age to the Punic Wars (1000 BC-264 BC) in 2017 by PROFILE BOOKS LTD"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Early Italy and the foundation of Rome. Introducing early Rome -- Setting the scene : Iron-Age Italy -- Trojans, Latins, Sabines and rogues : Romulus, Aeneas and the 'foundation' of Rome -- The rise of the international aristocracy : Italy and the orientalising revolution -- Orientalising Rome and the early kings -- Part II. War, politics and society : Rome and Italy, 600-400. The urban revolution : city and state in sixth-century Italy -- Tyrants and wicked women : Rome, the Tarquin dynasty and the fall of the monarchy -- The 'fifth-century crisis' and the changing face of Italy -- A difficult transition : the early Roman Republic -- Rome on the march : war in Latium and beyond, 500-350 -- Part III. The Roman conquest of Italy. The road to power : Italy and Rome, 390-342 -- 'Whether Samnite or Roman shall rule Italy' : the Samnite wars and the conquest of Italy -- Co-operation or conquest? : alliances, citizenship and colonisation -- Part IV. From city-state to Italian dominance. The impact of conquest : Rome, 340-264 -- Epilogue : Rome, Italy and the beginnings of empire in 264
Control code
on1015274849
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xxii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674659650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1015274849

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