Poverty in the Roman World PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Poverty in the Roman World free pdf If poor individuals have always been with us, societies have not always seen the poor as a distinct social group. But within the Roman world, from at least the Late Republic onwards, the poor were an important force in social and political life and how to treat the poor was a topic of philosophical as well as political discussion. This book explains what poverty meant in antiquity, and why the poor came to be an important group in the Roman world, and it explores the issues which poverty and the poor raised for Roman society and for Roman writers. In essays which range widely in space and time across the whole Roman Empire, the contributors address both the reality and the representation of poverty, and examine the impact which Christianity had upon attitudes towards and treatment of the poor.

About Margaret Atkins

Margaret Atkins is a Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. She was previously Senior Lecturer in Theology at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds. She has published with Cambridge University Press translations of Cicero's De Officiis, Augustine's political writings and Aquinas' Disputed Questions on the Virtues. Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College. His numerous publications include Greece in the Making (1996), Archaic and Classical Greek Art (1998), Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy (1999, edited with Simon Goldhill) and Greek Historical Inscriptions from the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Death of Alexander (2003, edited with P. J. Rhodes).

Details Book

Author : Margaret Atkins
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 09 October 2006
ISBN : 0521862116
EAN : 9780521862110
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 244 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Poverty in the Roman World



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Justice for the Poor free pdfJustice for the Poor

    Through this six-session small group Bible study DVD. Justice for the Poor. Jim Wallis and Sojourners teaches you to connect biblical faith with contemporary responses to poverty. both in your neighborhood and around the world..


  • Experiencing Poverty free pdfExperiencing Poverty

    This collection of readings provides the voice. the presence. and the perspective of the poor who live on the margins and are generally invisible to the middle and upper classes. The goals of this reader are twofold: (1) to bring the realities of the lives of the impoverished as close to the reader as possible (2) to get the reader to listen carefully to these voices of the poor in order to enhance their understanding of: * How the poor became poor..


  • Justice for the Poor free pdfJustice for the Poor

    Through this six-session small group Bible study DVD. Justice for the Poor. Jim Wallis and Sojourners teaches you to connect biblical faith with contemporary responses to poverty..


  • A History of the Roman People free pdfA History of the Roman People

    -- A History of the Roman People continues to provide a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca..


  • Rural Poverty in Asia free pdfRural Poverty in Asia

    It is widely know that the vast majority of the world's poor live in Asia - particularly in rural areas. Rural poverty constitutes the most important development challenge in many Asian developing economies..


  • Poverty in the Roman World free pdfPoverty in the Roman World

    Download Free Audio Books Mp3. If poor individuals have always been with us, societies have not always seen the poor as a distinct social group. But within the Roman world, from at least the Late Repu