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By Neville Morley

ISBN-10: 0415165091

ISBN-13: 9780415165099

This sourcebook provides over 500 of crucial stimulating and provocative arguments via sleek writers on a variety of concerns in old heritage.

The first part offers with diverse elements of lifestyles within the old international, akin to democracy, imperialism, slavery and sexuality, whereas the second one part covers the guidelines of key historic historians and different writers on classical antiquity.

total this e-book deals a useful advent to an important rules, theories and controversies in old historical past, and a thought-provoking survey of the diversity of perspectives and techniques to the topic.

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Colonisation, it is true, implies at all times a need for expansion, and under healthy conditions it is a sign that the population of the home-country is fast out-growing its productive capacity: but Greek colonisation was due to a motive that was peculiarly urgent. Greece is, before all things else, a small country—so small, that the traveller on his first visit needs time to grow familiar with the shock of this discovery. Cultivable land, moreover, is precious where bare rocks are so plentiful.

Moss (eds), Byzantium: an introduction to East Roman civilization, Oxford, OUP, 1948, pp. xvi–xvii. 2 No longer simply a ‘new’ Rome, a replica of Rome offered to the east, Constantinople now stood alone as the sole surviving capital of the ‘true’ Roman empire. To call this empire ‘Byzantium’, and its subjects ‘Byzantines’ (from Byzantium, the for mer site of Constantinople), is a modern practice that denies the continuity with the Roman empire to which the men of the sixth century were fiercely attached.

Karl Marx, Capital Vol. I [1867], trans. Fowkes, London, New Left Books, 1976, pp. 229–30. 4 In the period I have been considering the Roman government had no policy concerning supply of coinage and no monetary policy except in matters which directly affected its own interest or standing or the interest or standing of those who could get its ear. It was always to the government’s interest to prevent forgeries because they might be paid in taxes, and when it was to the Emperor’s interest to debase the coinage, beginning with Nero, he did so without thought for the economic consequences.

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