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Product Description: Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material. Investigates the connections between empire and knowledge at the turn of the millennia, and the creation of new histories in the Roman West Explores how ancient geography, local histories and the stories of wandering heroes were woven together by Greek scholars and local experts Offers a fresh perspective by examining  passages from ancient writers in a new light...read more

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9781405160735 | Blackwell Pub, February 8, 2011, cover price $102.95 | About this edition: "Tales of the Barbarians" traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material.

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9781118785102 | Blackwell Pub, January 28, 2014, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Tales of the Barbarians traces the creation of new mythologies in the wake of Roman expansion westward to the Atlantic, and offers the first application of modern ethnographic theory to ancient material.

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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features.As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.

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9780199775293 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 10, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield.

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9780199325184 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2013), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: There is a rich body of encyclopaedic writing which survives from the two millennia before the Enlightenment. This book sheds new light on that material. It traces the development of traditions of knowledge-ordering which stretched back to Pliny and Varro and others in the classical world...read more
By Greg Woolf (editor)

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9781107038233 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 16, 2013, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: There is a rich body of encyclopaedic writing which survives from the two millennia before the Enlightenment.

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Product Description: The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization. But books were both expensive and rare, and so libraries - private and public, royal and civic - played key roles in articulating intellectual life. This collection, written by an international team of scholars, presents a fundamental reassessment of how ancient libraries came into being, how they were organized and how they were used...read more
By Greg Woolf (editor)

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9781107012561 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2013, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization.

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Product Description: Why did Caesar have to die--and why did his death solve nothing? The plot was confused, the execution bungled, and within hours different versions of the event were circulating. It was the end of republican Rome and the beginning of the Roman Empire--and yet everything about it remains somewhat mysterious...read more

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9780674026841 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 15, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Why did Caesar have to die--and why did his death solve nothing?

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Product Description: Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis. By coercion and seduction it attracted a population from every province of its empire, as well as foodstuffs, building materials and entertainment from all over the world. What impact did the possession of empire have on the city itself? How did its inhabitants, visitors and subjects comprehend its unique role? How did Rome stay Roman when it encompassed the world? This collection of essays seeks to explore key aspects of the relationship between Rome and its empire...read more
By Catharine Edwards (editor) and Greg Woolf (editor)

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9780521800051 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 2003, cover price $88.99 | About this edition: Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis.

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9780521030113 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 2, 2006, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis.

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A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated overview of the great civilizations of the ancient world ranges from the earliest cultures of the Fertile Crescent to the early Middle Ages, combining a fact-filled, accessible text with hundreds of full-color photographs, art reproductions, maps, and line drawings to examine the symbols, art, religion, sacred sites, mythology, and other key aspects of each.
By Greg Woolf (editor)

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9781592234899 | Thunder Bay Pr, February 1, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From the dazzling temples of the Acropolis to the strange and enigmatic glyphs of the Maya, Ancient Civilizations takes readers on a fascinating journey back in time.

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An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion. (view table of contents)
By Greg Woolf (editor)

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9780521827751 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 2003, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: An illustrated history of the city of Rome and its impact on the world examines a broad range of topics including science and culture, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare, and religion.

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9780521414456 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1998, cover price $99.99

Paperback:

9780521789820 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 31, 2000, cover price $44.99

By Alan K. Bowman (editor) and Greg Woolf (editor)

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9780521433693 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $67.99

Paperback:

9780521587365 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $44.99

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Product Description: Book by Woolf Greg (Editor)

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9781844832187 | Warwick Pr, June 30, 1978, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Book by Woolf Greg (Editor)

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