Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 August 2013

480 Pages | 40 photos, 2 figures, 5 maps

7.0 x 8.9 inches

ISBN: 9780195445190

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Themes in Roman Society and Culture

An Introduction to Ancient Rome

Edited by Matthew Gibbs, Milo Nikolic, and Pauline Ripat

  • Innovative thematic approach! Themes in Roman Society and Culture begins with an accessible introduction to the chronological history of Ancient Rome (from the Principate to the Republic) before launching into a unique and vibrant discussion of the social and cultural history of Rome. Distinctive coverage of technology, economy, and gender and sexuality provide students with an introduction not found in any other text.
  • Accessible expert introductions. With different contributors writing chapters in their areas of expertise, Themes in Roman Society and Culture eliminates authors having to cover relatively unfamiliar topics. This collection is exceptionally up to date in its scholarship, but the authors wear their specialist knowledge lightly, with the general level of the presentation pitched perfectly for an introductory course.
  • Classical studies for Canadians. The only introductory text edited and written by Canadian scholars for Canadian classics students, this collection provides a fresh, accessible introduction that meets the needs of today's undergraduate students and inspires them to further study.
  • Student-friendly pedagogy. Themes in Roman Society and Culture includes individual chapter openers, summaries and study questions, as well as a glossary and marginal links to other chapters throughout, boosting student understanding and promoting active learning.
  • Additional resources. Helpful instructor resources such as a detailed instructor's manual make course planning easy! The manual includes suggestions for lectures, primary sources, sample essay and exam questions, and chapter summaries, while an online image bank provides access to all figures, tables, source excerpts, and images found throughout the text.