Annotated Bibliography Adkins

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Annotated Bibliography Adkins, Lesley, and Roy Adkins. Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome. New York, NY: Facts on File, 1994. Print. Adkins book provides an in-depth look into the Romans 1,200 year rule, which spanned from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD. The reading provides a unique look at the endeavors this civilization accomplished in areas such as art, literature, law, and engineering. The myriad topics covered includes a vast majority, ranging from Roman rulers, to the legal and governmental system and architectural feats, to the many Roman religions, festivals, contemporary poets and historians, and even typical Roman leisure pursuits. The author provides a complete overview of the Romans way of life in all aspects of their…show more content…
Regarding the attention to the detail within each play, George E. Duckworth provides a legible synthesis that emphasizes the humorous and dramatic aspects of Roman comedies. These plays held importance whilst still retaining a comedic edge, and Duckworth explains this through his discussions of language, character, suspense, irony, moral tone, and the humorous elements of certain situations. Guhl, E., and W. Koner. The Romans: Their Life and Customs. London: Senate, 1994. Print. While we may marvel at the Colosseum or the Roman aqueducts, what do we know about the daily lives of those who designed and forged them? What did they eat or wear? What were their daily lives like? What did they do for fun? This reading answers these questions and many others that could be potentially proposed. From the clothing they wore and the food they ate, to leisurely activities and the expectations of women, this text covers it all. Potter, D. S. Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan, 1999.…show more content…
The reading presents information into all aspects that are involved within the Amphitheatre, including the structure itself to the events held within it. Delaine, Janet and revised and updated by Thorsten Opper. "Colosseum." Grove Art Online (1998). Oxford Art Online. DeLaine’s article is a specific interpretation of a single Amphitheatre within Rome, the infamous Roman Colosseum, officially called the Amphitheatrum Flavium. It explains how the colosseum presented a venue for gladiatorial games and wild beast hunts to commence as a public spectacle for large audiences. It explains the progress at which the colosseum progressed throughout time and the different developments that followed. Humphrey, J.H. "Circus, Roman." Grove Art Online (2007). Oxford Art Online. Standing as an arena for chariot races, Humphrey discusses the monuments physicality and its specific functions and operations it posed, as well as the suspected influences from Greek hippodromes and Etruscan race-courses. It also discusses in detail the races and performances held there and how this was presented as a form of entertainment for the Roman
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