Table of contents for The Patricians / by Kathryn Hinds.


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About the Roman Empire
One: The Man at the Top
Two: Monuments to Power
Three: The Imperial Court
Four: A Man's World
Five: Imperial Women
Six: Children of the Empire
Seven: Privileges and Peril
Glossary
For Further Reading
On-line Information
Bibliography
Sources for Quotations
Index
ABOUT THE ROMAN EMPIRE
When we think about the Roman Empire, we often picture gladiators, chariot races, togas, marble statues, and legions on the march. These images tell only part of the story of ancient Rome. According to the Romans themselves, their city was founded in 753 BCE*. At first Rome was a kingdom, then it became a republic. In 27 BCE Augustus Caesar became Rome's absolute ruler-its emperor. Meanwhile, this city built on seven hills overlooking the Tiber River had been steadily expanding its power. In Augustus's time Rome controlled all of Italy and most of mainland Europe west of the Rhine River and south of the Danube River, as well as much of North Africa and the Middle East.
	At its height, the Roman Empire reached all the way from Britain to Persia. It brought together an array of European and Middle Eastern peoples, forming a vibrant multicultural society. During much of the empire's existence, its various ethnic and religious groups coexisted with remarkable tolerance and understanding--a model that can still inspire us today. We can also be inspired by the Romans' tremendous achievements in the arts, architecture, literature, law, and philosophy, just as they have inspired and influenced people in Europe and the Americas for hundreds of years.
	So step back in time, and visit Rome at its most powerful, during the first two centuries of the empire. In this book you will meet emperors, senators, generals, and poets, as well as women and children of the imperial court. These people had many of the same joys and sorrows, hopes and fears that we do, but their world was very different from ours. Forget about telephones, computers, cars, and televisions, and imagine what it might have been like to live among the people who ruled much of the ancient world. Welcome to life in the Roman Empire....
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* A variety of systems of dating have been used by different cultures throughout history. Many historians now prefer to use B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) instead of B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini), out of respect for the diversity of the world's peoples.




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Patricians (Rome) Juvenile literature, Social classes Rome Juvenile literature, Rome Social life and customs Juvenile literature, Rome History 30 B, C, -284 A, D, Juvenile literature