The Romans

Author: Andrea Giardina
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226290508
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The Romans from the Author: Andrea Giardina. 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.

The Romans

Author: Kevin M. McGeough
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095837
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The Romans from the Author: Kevin M. McGeough. 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


Author: Art Ross
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664226466
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Romans from the Author: Art Ross. The letter to the Romans is the pinnacle of Paul's writing and thinking. Within its pages are profound insights into living faithfully, passionate debates about the fate of the Jews, and cherished messages of comfort and love. At some points more difficult to understand than a theology textbook and at others a favorite for bedsides and funerals, Romans is placed first among the letters because of the scope and significance of its topics. Paul instructs his readers, both then and now, to be transformed from this world into living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, following the example of Jesus Christ.


Author: Thomas R. Schreiner
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801021499
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Romans from the Author: Thomas R. Schreiner. An exegetically rigorous and expositionally satisfying commentary on one of the most important Christian documents ever written.

The Epistle To The Romans

Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195002942
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The Epistle To The Romans from the Author: Karl Barth. A translation of Barth's classic commentary on the Pauline Epistle

The Letter To The Romans

Author: Emil Brunner
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 9780718890476
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The Letter To The Romans from the Author: Emil Brunner. Brunner sees St Paul's Epistle to the Romans as 'the chapter of destiny of the Christian Church'. Here, in Luther's words, is the 'purest gospel' upon which the very existence of the Christian faith depends and from which it draws its life. Concentrated, decisive and instructive, nothing within the New Testament is more closely argued both theological and personal. Out of his years of scholarly wisdom Brunner meditates on the great Epistle, and in his commentary elucidates the massive Pauline arguments which are the bed rock of Christian belief and Christian proclamation.

Roman Law And The Legal World Of The Romans

Author: Andrew M. Riggsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052168711X
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Roman Law And The Legal World Of The Romans from the Author: Andrew M. Riggsby. In this book, Andrew Riggsby surveys the main areas of Roman law, and their place in Roman life.

Commentary On Romans

Author: Martin Luther
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825431203
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Commentary On Romans from the Author: Martin Luther. Classic commentaries on a variety of themes by one of the world's greatest expositors.

Romans In A New World

Author: David A. Lupher
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472031788
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Romans In A New World from the Author: David A. Lupher. Romans in a New World shows how the ancient Romans haunted the Spanish conquest of the New World, more often than not as passionately rejected models. While the conquistadors themselves and their publicists challenged the reputations of the Romans for incomparable military genius and daring, Spanish critics of the conquest launched a concerted assault upon two other prominent uses of ancient Rome as a model: as an exemplar of imperialistic motives and behavior fit for Christians to follow, and as a yardstick against which to measure the cultural level of the natives of the New World. In the course of this debate, many Spaniards were inspired to think more deeply on their own ethnic ancestry and identity, as Spanish treatment of the New World natives awakened the slumbering memory of Roman treatment of the Iberian tribes whom modern Spaniards were now embracing as their truest ancestors. At the same time, growing awareness of the cultural practices--especially the religious rituals--of the American natives framed a new perspective on both the pre-Christian ancestors of modern Europeans and even on the survival of "pagan" customs among modern Europeans themselves. In this incisive study, David A. Lupher addresses the increasingly debated question of the impact the discovery of the New World had upon Europeans' perceptions of their identity and place in history. Romans in a New World holds much to interest both classicists and students of the history and culture of early modern Europe--especially, though not exclusively, historians of Spain. David A. Lupher's concern with the ideology of imperialism and colonization and with cross-cultural negotiations will be useful to students of cultural studies, as well. David A. Lupher is Professor of Classics, University of Puget Sound.