SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome By Professor Mary Beard

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome By (author) Professor Mary Beard ISBN:9781846683817 Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain’s favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire. A major new BBC TV series presented by the author starts in May 2016.

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Ancient Rome matters.nnIts history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories – from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia – still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today.nnSPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world’s foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome.nnSPQR is the Romans’ own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, ‘the Senate and People of Rome’.
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Beard, Mary