Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire

Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire Author Colin Adams
ISBN-10 9781134581801
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military and civilians - travelled, or examined their geographical understanding in an era which offered a greatly increased potential for moving around, and a much bigger choice of destinations. This volume provides new perspectives on these issues, and some controversial arguments; for instance, that travel was not limited to the elite, and that maps as we know them did not exist in the empire. The military importance of transport and communication networks is also a focus, as is the imperial post system (cursus publicus), and the logistics and significance of transport in both conquest and administration. With more than forty photographs, maps and illustrations, this collection provides a new understanding of the role and importance of travel, and of the nature of geographical knowledge, in the Roman world,



Travel Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity

Travel  Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity Author Linda Ellis
ISBN-10 9781351877633
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 184
Download Link Click Here

Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity brings together a set of papers that consider anew issues of travel, communication and landscape in Late Antiquity. This period witnessed an increase in long-distance travel and the construction of large new inter-provincial communications networks. The Christian Church's expansion is but one example of both phenomena. The contributions here present readers with new research on the explosion in travel and large-scale communication, and the effect on this of different geographical possibilities and limitations. The papers deal with a variety of travel experiences (religious pilgrimages; travel for work and educational purposes; journeys of the soul) and writings about travel; they look at various kinds of communication (ecclesiastical communication; communication for commerce; and the communication of religious identity); and they examine both physical and psychological aspects of geography, travel and communication.



The Seven Hills of Rome

The Seven Hills of Rome Author Grant Heiken
ISBN-10 9781400849376
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 264
Download Link Click Here

From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of Rome--the geology now hidden by the modern city. This book demonstrates the important link between the history of Rome and its geologic setting in a lively, fact-filled narrative sure to interest geology and history buffs and travelers alike. The authors point out that Rome possessed many geographic advantages over surrounding areas: proximity to a major river with access to the sea, plateaus for protection, nearby sources of building materials, and most significantly, clean drinking water from springs in the Apennines. Even the resiliency of Rome's architecture and the stability of life on its hills are underscored by the city's geologic framework. If carried along with a good city map, this book will expand the understanding of travelers who explore the eternal city's streets. Chapters are arranged geographically, based on each of the seven hills, the Tiber floodplain, ancient creeks that dissected the plateau, and ridges that rise above the right bank. As an added bonus, the last chapter consists of three field trips around the center of Rome, which can be enjoyed on foot or by using public transportation.



Geography of Claudius Ptolemy

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy Author Claudius Ptolemy
ISBN-10 1605204390
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 286
Download Link Click Here

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific method. This edition contains more than 40 maps and illustrations, reproduced based on Ptolemy's original manuscript. It remains a fascinating read for students of scientific history and Greek influence. CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (A.D. 90- A.D. 168) was a poet, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer who wrote in Greek, though he was a Roman citizen. He is most well-known for three scientific treatises he wrote on astronomy, astrology, and geography, respectively titled Almagest, Apotelesmatika, and Geographia. His work influenced early Islamic and European studies, which in turn influenced much of the modern world. Ptolemy died in Alexandria as a member of Greek society.



Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire

Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire Author
ISBN-10 9789004307377
Release 2016-01-18
Pages 536
Download Link Click Here

In Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire seventeen specialists in the fields of Roman social history, Roman demography and Roman economic history offer fresh perspectives on voluntary, state-organised and forced mobility during the first to early third centuries CE.



The Rise of Rome

The Rise of Rome Author Anthony Everitt
ISBN-10 9781400066636
Release 2012
Pages 478
Download Link Click Here

Traces the rise of Rome as an unlikely evolution from a market village to the world's most powerful empire, offering insight into its political clashes, military strategies, leading figures, and internal corruptions.



Travel Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece Egypt and the Near East

Travel  Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece  Egypt and the Near East Author Colin E. P. Adams
ISBN-10 UVA:X030278853
Release 2007
Pages 208
Download Link Click Here

This collection of essays looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. For travel (and the reasons behind it) offers a window on to many features of ancient societies - sense of place, perceptions of space, administration, relations with foreign powers, engagement with other cultures, and representation of homelands. Also of import is the study of ancient geographical knowledge, as well as ancient travel writing (an increasingly popular genre today), its popularity and purpose. All of the papers presented here show that ancient travel was considerably more widespread than is often assumed.



An Empire Wilderness

An Empire Wilderness Author Robert D. Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780804153492
Release 2014-11-12
Pages 416
Download Link Click Here

Having reported on some of the world's most violent, least understood regions in his bestsellers Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth, Robert Kaplan now returns to his native land, the United States of America. Traveling, like Tocqueville and John Gunther before him, through a political and cultural landscape in transition, Kaplan reveals a nation shedding a familiar identity as it assumes a radically new one. An Empire Wilderness opens in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the first white settlers moved into Indian country and where Manifest Destiny was born. In a world whose future conflicts can barely be imagined, it is also the place where the army trains its men to fight the next war. "A nostalgic view of the United States is deliberately cultivated here," Kaplan writes, "as if to bind the uncertain future to a reliable past." From Fort Leavenworth, Kaplan travels west to the great cities of the heartland--to St. Louis, once a glorious shipping center expected to outshine imperial Rome and now touted, with its desolate inner city and miles of suburban gated communities, as "the most average American city." Kaplan continues west to Omaha; down through California; north from Mexico, across Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas; up to Montana and Canada, and back through Oregon. He visits Mexican border settlements and dust-blown county sheriffs' offices, Indian reservations and nuclear bomb plants, cattle ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle, glacier-mantled forests in the Pacific Northwest, swanky postsuburban sprawls and grim bus terminals, and comes, at last, to the great battlefield at Vicksburg, Mississippi, where an earlier generation of Americans gave their lives for their vision of an American future. But what, if anything, he asks, will today's Americans fight and die for? At Vicksburg Kaplan contemplates the new America through which he has just traveled--an America of sharply polarized communities that draws its population from pools of talent far beyond its borders; an America where the distance between winners and losers grows exponentially as corporations assume gov-ernment functions and the wealthy find themselves more closely linked to their business associates in India and China than to their poorer neighbors a few miles away; an America where old loyalties and allegiances are vanishing and new ones are only beginning to emerge. The new America he found is in the pages of this book. Kaplan gives a precise and chilling vision of how the most successful nation the world has ever known is entering the final, and highly uncertain, phase of its history.



Travel and Religion in Antiquity

Travel and Religion in Antiquity Author Philip A. Harland
ISBN-10 9781554583447
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 306
Download Link Click Here

Travel and Religion in Antiquity considers the importance of issues relating to travel for our understanding of religious and cultural life among Jews, Christians, and others in the ancient world, particularly during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. The volume is organized around five overlapping areas where religion and travel intersect: travel related to honouring deities, including travel to festivals, oracles, and healing sanctuaries; travel to communicate the efficacy of a god or the superiority of a way of life, including the diffusion of cults or movements; travel to explore and encounter foreign peoples or cultures, including descriptions of these cultures in ancient ethnographic materials; migration; and travel to engage in an occupation or vocation. With interdisciplinary contributions that cover a range of literary, epigraphic, and archeological materials, the volume sheds light on the importance of movement in connection with religious life among Greeks, Romans, Nabateans, and others, including Judeans and followers of Jesus.



Ancient Geography

Ancient Geography Author Duane W. Roller
ISBN-10 9780857739230
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

The last dedicated book on ancient geography was published more than sixty years ago. Since then new texts have appeared (such as the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new editions of existing texts (by geographical authorities who include Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) have been produced. There has been much archaeological research, especially at the perimeters of the Greek world, and a more accurate understanding of ancient geography and geographers has emerged. The topic is therefore overdue a fresh and sustained treatment. In offering precisely that, Duane Roller explores important topics like knowledge of the world in the Bronze Age and Archaic periods; Greek expansion into the Black Sea and the West; the Pythagorean concept of the earth as a globe; the invention of geography as a discipline by Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s famous Geographica; the travels of Alexander the Great; Roman geography; Ptolemy and late antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of antique geographical knowledge in the Renaissance, including Columbus’ use of ancient sources.



Kids Travel Guide Rome

Kids  Travel Guide   Rome Author Shiela H Leon
ISBN-10 1910994006
Release 2015-12-13
Pages 46
Download Link Click Here

Together with Leonardo, their own tour guide, your kids will have so much fun discovering Rome-its history and geography, the Italian culture and language-and exploring Rome's best sites for children. Leonardo makes it interesting with "juicy information," challenging quizzes, special tasks, and colorful activities.



Finding List of History Travel Political Science Geography Anthropology

Finding List of History  Travel  Political Science  Geography  Anthropology Author Buffalo Public Library (Buffalo, N.Y.)
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044080249733
Release 1898
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

Finding List of History Travel Political Science Geography Anthropology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Finding List of History Travel Political Science Geography Anthropology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Finding List of History Travel Political Science Geography Anthropology book for free.



The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome Author Jonathan Stokes
ISBN-10 9781101998083
Release 2018
Pages 144
Download Link Click Here

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Romecontains information vital to the sensible time traveler- - Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? - What do I do if I'm attacked by barbarians? - What are my legal options if I'm fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar's assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. Remember- to make the most of your vacation to the past, be sure to pack a Thrifty Guide from the future!



Noscendi Nilum Cupido

Noscendi Nilum Cupido Author Eleni Manolaraki
ISBN-10 9783110297737
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 390
Download Link Click Here

What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt’s aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian “barbarism”. Set against history and material culture, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors reveal a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome’s increasingly diffuse identity while remaining a tantalizing tertium quid between Roman Selfhood and foreign Otherness.



Geography of Travel and Tourism

Geography of Travel and Tourism Author Lloyd E. Hudman
ISBN-10 0766832562
Release 2003
Pages 534
Download Link Click Here

The authors provide a basic geographic overview of the world and each major geographic region, providing insights about the geographic character of specific regions to show how they establish a setting for tourism.



A Finding list of History Politics Biography Geography Travel and Anthropology in the Young Men s Library at Buffalo

A Finding list of History  Politics  Biography  Geography  Travel and Anthropology in the Young Men s Library at Buffalo Author Young Men's Association of the City of Buffalo
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4523823
Release 1885
Pages 134
Download Link Click Here

A Finding list of History Politics Biography Geography Travel and Anthropology in the Young Men s Library at Buffalo has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Finding list of History Politics Biography Geography Travel and Anthropology in the Young Men s Library at Buffalo also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Finding list of History Politics Biography Geography Travel and Anthropology in the Young Men s Library at Buffalo book for free.



Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 9781416545972
Release 2007-06-12
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran) memoir about art and adventures in Rome. Anthony Doerr has received many awards—from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him—and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft—the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.