Read ✓ These Were the Romans 106

Review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Graham I.F. Tingay

It is extremely readable consistently entertainingNo book that tells the reader that the Romans slept in their underwear and debates whether or not they brushed their teeth is without merit New England Classical Newsletter One of the key elements to the usefulness of this. Using this book to introduce college students to Roman civilization and I have to say while it provides a good general and broad overview the hasty generalizations are too much for my liking While I appreciate the difficulty in condensing seemingly dense and complicated research into a short and accessible work I prefer to ensure that students of history always understand how complex socio cultural history is and that is difficult to do when a book takes debated topics and presents them as widely accepted and accurate After reading the foreword where the authors explicitly defend their position pretty much saying 'we know there's to it but we prefer to present the most accepted views' I still had difficulty reading things like Romanization discussed as if it was 1905 and Haverfield himself was in the room That being said the book does provide some chapters on family life spectacles in the Roman world slavery women and other marginalized topics like the Roman provinces that are often hard to find in introductory books which is great The students also tend to find the readings in the book accessible which is mostly what every teacher wants Overall good book if you want a basic and accessible overview of ancient Rome and do not mind some hasty generalizations that might make your inner academic suirm

Characters These Were the Romans

These Were the RomansDFEPUBof students of Latin and world history Library Journal Tingay and Badcock present a well illustrated text and are to be complimented on the extensive use of original sources as a part of their text The Classical Outlook Well researchedHighly recommended The Book Repo. It was really dry but the information was interesting

Graham I.F. Tingay Ø 6 Free read

Read ✓ These Were the Romans 106 ☆ [Reading] ➸ These Were the Romans By Graham I.F. Tingay – Gwairsoft.co.uk It is extremely readable consistently entertainingNo book that tells the reader that the Romans slept in their underwear and debates whether or not they brushed their teeth is without merit New Englan It is extremely readabBook is the presence of direct uotes from noted Roman speakers writers and philosophers which are effectively intermingled with description and history A lively highly readable entertaining gold mine of information which should be on the `reuired reading' list These Were P. Disappointing Having just completed David Sansone's excellent Ancient Greek Civilization I confess I was hoping for Tingay's book is certainly informative and I did learn uite a bit However the book was organized topically religion architecture military etc rather than chronologically I really prefer my histories to be related in a chronological manner so I can absorb a sense of the culture's developmentThat said I did come away with a lot a general chronology of the emperors a vague understanding of daily Roman life a deeper sense of the Republic's polity etc Especially fun was the many reminders of Rome's ubiuitous legacy In Spanish the days of the week still closely resemble the Roman deities they once honored MartesMars MiercolesMercury JuevesJove ViernesVenues etc