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Describes Roman history, legends, social structure, economics, government, education, daily life, law, art, literature, science, medicine, and religion

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Genre: History
Author: Karl Christ
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1984
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520056345

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In this book, third in a series which includes Jacques Le Goff's Medieval Characters and Eugenio Garin's Renaissance Portraits, leading scholars search for the character of the ancient Romans through portraits of Rome's most typical personages. Essays on the politician, the soldier, the priest, the farmer, the slave, the merchant, and others together create a fresco of Roman society as it spanned 1300 years. Synthesizing a wealth of current research, The Romans surveys the most complex society ever to exist prior to the Industrial Age. Searching out the identity of the ancient Roman, the contributors describe an urbane figure at odds with his rustic peers, known for his warlike nature and his love of virtue, his magnanimity to foreigners and his predilection for cutting off his enemies' heads. Most important, perhaps, of the themes explored throughout this volume are those of freedom and slavery, of citizenship and humanitas. What results from the depictions Roman society through time and across its many constituent cultures is the variety of Roman identity in all its richness and depth. These masterful essays will engage the general reader as well as the specialist in history and culture.

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Genre: History
Author: Andrea Giardina
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1993-03-15
File: 393 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226290506

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Comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome.

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Genre: History
Author: Antony Kamm
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1995
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 041512039X

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A translation of Barth's classic commentary on the Pauline Epistle

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Genre: Religion
Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1933
File: 547 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195002946

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So many myths and legends. So many senators and Caesars. So many documents, archaeological finds, movie-made misconceptions, and scholarly histories. With so much information available on the civilization of ancient Rome, and more discoveries happening all the time, where do you start? * An extensive bibliography of all major English-language resources (print, electronic, online) on Roman civilization, along with lists of references for further study concluding each chapter * Dozens of photographs and drawings, plus detailed maps of Rome and its empire as they evolved over time

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Genre: History
Author: Kevin M. McGeough
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2004
File: 381 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781851095834

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A sweeping history of ancient Roman history ranges from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine to chronicle the evolution of Rome from a single village community in the Italian peninsula to one of the most powerful empires in the history of the world, docummenting such key events, people, and landmarks as the Punic Wars, Caesar's conquest of Gaul, and Constantine's adoption of Christianity.

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Genre: History
Author: Mary T. Boatwright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2004-02-26
File: 516 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195118759

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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

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Genre: Bibles
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Canongate Books
Release: 1999-01-01
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857861085

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Genre: History
Author: Reginald H. Barrow
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release: 1990
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0140135022

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In this book, Peter Stuhlmacher stresses the Old Testament and postbiblical Jewish traditions as the primary backdrop to Paul's thought, as these traditions were known by Paul himself or mediated to him through Jesus and the early church. The themes of the righteousness of God and the corresponding justification of both Jews and Gentiles are viewed as the center of Romans. Finally, Stuhlmacher seeks to place the apostle's theology within its historical context. He overcomes the false dichotomy that has often characterized the study of Romans, mediating between the view that it is a general theological treatise that functions as Paul's last testament to his Christian faith, on the one hand, and the view that it is one particular and occasion-bound expression of Paul's thinking.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Peter Stuhlmacher
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 1994-01-01
File: 269 Pages
ISBN-13: 0664252877

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Careful scholarship and spiritual insight characterize this enduring commentary on Romans, generally considered to be Paul's most profound letter. In The Epistle to the Romans John Murray offers an exposition of Romans deeply penetrating in its elucidation of the text yet accessible to scholars, pastors, and students alike. In his introduction to the commentary proper, Murray discusses the authorship, occasion, purpose, and contents of Romans and provides important background information on the church at Rome. Murray then provides a verse-by-verse exposition of the text that takes into account key problems that have emerged in the older and newer literature. In ten appendices that close the volume Murray gives special attention to themes and scholarly debates that are essential for a full-orbed understanding of Romans -- the meaning of justification, the relation of Isaiah 53:11 to the message of Romans, Karl Barth on Romans 5, the interpretation of the "weak brother" in Romans 14, and more. This combined edition of Murray's original two-volume work, formerly published as part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series, will hold continued value as a scholarly resource in the study of Romans for years to come.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 1997
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802843417

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