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History Of Ancient Rome

UNRV Roman Empire aims to give visitors a substantial look into what Rome was. We will delve into all aspects of its society and those of her neighbors, and perhaps share a greater understanding of our own world through that of the past.

Gladiators

The superstar sportsmen of their day.

Economy

Trade, taxes and coinage of the Ancient Romans.

Clothing

The clothing and changing fashions of the Empire.

Slavery

A dark but significant part of Ancient Roman life.

Military

Discover how military success fuelled expansion.

Religion

Religion played a major part in everyone's lives.

Architecture

Construction that was ahead of its time.

Government

Overseeing it all was an extremely difficult job.

Medicine

How were the sick and the injured looked after?

UNRV.com is thrilled to present a Wallmap of the Roman Empire. Exhaustively researched over the course of two years and subject to five months of design and historical scrutiny, this 'poster' is not simply an artistic work, but truly an educational resource in its own right.

This map is unique wall decor that is perfect for the den, office or classroom and will delight history buffs; particularly those with a special interest in the Ancient Roman Empire. With the map features presented in the original Latin, it will also make an educational tool for the student, teacher or professor. No classroom focused on ancient history or classical studies should be without this spectacular reference and conversational piece.

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Roman and Ancient History Books



Latest Book Reviews

See below to read the latest reviews of new book releases.
09 - September 2018

The Middle Ages in 50 Objects

by Elina Gertsman and Barbara H Rosenwein

The extraordinary array of images included in this volume reveals the full and rich history of the Middle Ages. Exploring material objects from the European, Byzantine and Islamic worlds, the book casts a new light on the cultures that formed them, each culture illuminated by its treasures. Lavishly illustrated, this is an appealing and original guide to the cultural history of the Middle Ages.

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20 - August 2018

Women at War in the Classical World

by Paul Chrystal

Paul Chrystal's Women at War in the Classical World is a useful overview of how women experienced warfare in the Classical World. He emphasizes that no matter where and when the warfare has occured, women were, and are, always involved. Chrystal primarily discusses the women involved in the wars and traditions of warfare of Greece and Rome, though he does address women of other ancient cultures in the introduction.

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28 - July 2018

Return of the Barbarians

by Jakub J. Grygiel

Return of the Barbarians re-examines the threat of violent non-state actors throughout history, revealing key lessons that are applicable today. From the Roman Empire and its barbarian challenge on the Danube and Rhine, Russia and the steppes to the nineteenth-century Comanches, Jakub J. Grygiel shows how these groups have presented peculiar, long-term problems that could rarely be solved with a finite war or clearly demarcated diplomacy.

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10 - April 2018

The Bible and Early Trinitarian Theology

by Christopher A. Beeley and Mark E. Weedman

The past thirty years have seen an unprecedented level of interest in early Christian biblical interpretation, from major scholarly initiatives to more popular resources aimed at pastors and general readers. The fields of Biblical Studies and Patristics/Early Christian Studies each arrived at the study of early Christian biblical interpretation largely from their own standpoints, and they tend to operate in relative isolation from one another. This books aims to bring the two fields into closer conversation, in order to suggest new avenues into the study of the deeply biblical dimension of patristic theology as well as the contribution that patristic exegesis can make to contemporary views of how best to interpret the Bible.

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02 - April 2018

Caligula

by Simon Turney

Rome 37AD. The emperor is dying. No-one knows how long he has left. The power struggle has begun.

When the ailing Tiberius thrusts Caligula's family into the imperial succession in a bid to restore order, he will change the fate of the empire and create one of history's most infamous tyrants, Caligula. But was Caligula really a monster?

Forget everything you think you know. Let Livilla, Caligula's youngest sister and confidante, tell you what really happened. How her quiet, caring brother became the most powerful man on earth. And how, with lies, murder and betrayal, Rome was changed for ever...

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14 - March 2018

Group Identity and Religious Individuality in Late Antiquity

by Éric Rebillard and Jörg Rüpke

To understand the past, we necessarily group people together and, consequently, frequently assume that all of its members share the same attributes. In this ground-breaking volume, Éric Rebillard and Jörg Rüpke bring renowned scholars together to challenge this norm by seeking to rediscover the individual and to explore the dynamics between individuals and the groups to which they belong. Instead of taking religious groups as their point of departure, the authors address the methodological challenges attached to a rescaling of the analysis at the level of the individual.

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