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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122178004174 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Civilization and the Caesars: The Intellectual Revolution in the Roman Empire by Chester G. Starr, Author of History of the Ancient World. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 413 pages. Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.; (1965). ISBN: 0393003221. In this flowing (illustrated) survey of Roman intellectual development during the four centuries from Cicero to Augustine, Professor Starr seeks to define the causes for the decline of classical civilization. At the same time he points out that the Graeco-Roman culture carried unconsciously within it the forces of a new order of life. The sources of this new view, which were largely the same as the causes for the disintegration of classical culture, are here located in major social changes in the position of the individual human being, not in the outward growth of political autocracy or in the ever sharper class stratification of the Roman Empire. CONDITION: Unread oversized softcover. W. W. Norton & Company (1965) 413 pages. It's "new" in the sense that it is unread, however the original owner wrote their name, neatly, in ink, at the top of the front end paper (the first blank page within the book). Otherwise the pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Also the front and back covers evidence a wee bit of edge and corner shelfwear and rubbing, and there's a tiny little nick to the fore edge of the front cover. The book is absolutely unread, it is just a bit shelfworn consequence of sitting on a book shelf for many years. Except for the handwritten name of the original owner inside the book on the front end paper, the book's overall cndition is not too far from what might pass as "new" from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books often show a little handling/shelf/browsing wear. Satisfaction guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. #1447a. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: A graduate of the University of Missouri, Professor Starr took his PhD at Cornell in 1938. During the Second World War he became Chief of the Historical Section of HQ Fifth Army in Italy, where in 1944 and 1945 he directed the writing and publication of the nine-volume "Fifth Army History". He was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome from 1938 to 1940, a Guggenheim Fellow in 1950-51 and in 1958-59, and became a member of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois in 1963. His publications include: "Roman Imperial Navy"; "From Salerno to the Alps"; "Emergence of Rome as Ruler of the Western World"; "Civilization and the Caesars"; "Intellectual Heritage of the Early Middle Ages"; "History of the World"; "Origins of Greek Civilization 1100-650 B.C."; "History of the Ancient World"; as well as countless articles and reviews. Chapter Headings include: [Part One: The end of the Roman Republic] 1) The Horizon of Republican Culture: Cicero's World and its Sources; Greek Limits on the Individual; Greco-Roman Synthesis. 2) The Political Collapse of the Republic: Dictatorships of Caesar; Cicero and Caesar; Limitations on Opposition; Last Battles for the Republic. [Part Two: The Unfolding of Absolutism] 3) Augustus and The Winning of Men's Minds: Shift in Octavian's Policy; Constitutional Reorganization; Augustan Program; Modes of Propaganda; Augustus as a Symbol; Success of Augustus. 4) Augustus and the Reverse of the Medal: Restraints on the People; Difficulties with the Aristocracy; Controls and Punishments; Last Years of Augustus; Augustus and Freedom of Thought. 5) The Loss of Local Freedom: Urban Oligarchies; Urban Mobs; Empire and the Cities; Growth of Imperial Bureaucracy; Bloom and Decay of the Cities. 6) Autocracy in Rome, A.D. 14-69: Neronian Autocracy in the Octavia, Populus Romanus, Decline of the Senate, Civil War. 7) The Opposition of the Philosophers A.D. 69-96: Grounds of Philosophic Opposition; Persecution of the Philosophers; End of the Struggle. 8) The Acceptance of Absolutism: Compromise with the Aristocracy; Machinery of Imperial Control; Absolutism of the Empire. [Part Three: The Intellectual Decline of the Empire] 9) Letters in the Augustan Age: Virgil, Horace, Livy, Peropertius, Tibullus and Pollio; Augustan Literature. 10) Emperors, Aristocrats, and Thinkers: Aristocratic and Imperial Controls; Literary Flattery; Imperial Limitations of Literature; Influence of Imperial Pressure; Seneca the Younger. 11) The Sterility of the Second Century: Sunlight and Shadows in the Second Century; Intellectual Activity; Marks of Intellectual Debate; Marcus Aurelius. [Part Four: Sterility and Fertility] 12) The Causes of Sterility: Effects of the Imperial System; Effects of the Class Structure; Rise of Individualism; Imperial Substitutes for earlier Ties; Collapse of Classical Civilization. 13) Persistence of the Classical Structure; New View of Man; New View in the Arts; Changes in Architecture; Changes in Sculpture; Sources of the New View; Literature and Philosophy; Doors of religion; Christianity. 14) The Empire and Christianity: Treatment of the Jews; Ban on Christianity; Persecutions of the Christians; Victory of Christianity. 15) Augustine and The Potentialities of the New Order: Pagan Manifestations of the New Order; Christian Manifestations of the New Order; Work of Augustine; Christian View in Augustine; Old and New in Augustine. 16) The Old World of the Fourth Century: Height of Imperial Absolutism; Checks on Absolutism; Bishops and Emperors; Christian Intolerance; Decline and Progress. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Professor Starr shows how the Roman Republic, which drew from Hellenistic influences and added new ideas of its own, gave way inevitably to the Empire. And he thoughtfully examines all the forces and trends of the period and the personalities that illuminate it up through the Late Empire. He sees Christianity as the highest embodiment of the movements which were breaking away from the "endless cycle of ancient thought", and Augustus as the representative of the "true drive of human development, which could have gone no further in its classical expression." From the old idea of the basic immutability of the universe, man could now believe that human history had a purpose. As the old order collapsed, the field opened for the non-classical ideas which were to launch him into the modern world. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: A great book from a distinguished historian. Looks at the transition from Republic to Empire and decline from a different, social perspective. Fascinating history, well written, very enlightening. Highly recommended for any enthusiast of ancient history in general, Roman history in particular. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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