Looking for a new publisher
The third book in my Roman series entitled: Rise of Roman Sea Power: Alexander to Hannibal is in manuscript development. Recently I have ended my working relationship with Peter Lang Publishing as they rejected my proposal for this work under a new humanities editor. The issues between us were growing complicated so this is probably a good change. I will miss many of the people that I worked with at Lang, especially Jackie, the production editor who was so excellent in her work.
RISE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE: THE WILL TO ENDURE
Rise of the Roman Empire: The Will to Endure is a daring interpretation of the ways and means that the Roman Empire became the greatest military power of the ancient world and how the vastness of this empire engulfed the entire Mediterranean world, as well as most of Europe. In the second century BCE the Greek historian Polybius (200-118 BCE), after arriving in Rome in 168 BCE, asked in his Histories: "How did the Romans succeed in building a world empire in such a short span of time?" This book takes the perspective Polybius's question was mistaken, in the sense that the formation of the Roman Empire began in 390 BCE when the Gauls burned Rome; and even before that time, as this book demonstrates, the kings of Rome were some of the first empire builders.
The Five "Best" Books on Roman History
Professor Dynneson has an extensive library related to Europe, Ancient Greece and Rome. For his new book about to br released. has included chapter sections recommending books related to Roman History. Recently Dr. Dynneson wrote a lengthy article that has been submitted to the Ancient History Encyclopedia listing and describing his choice of five outstanding books related to Ancient History. To read these reviews please see my "blog" page.
Rise of the Roman Republic: Reflections on Becoming Roman
City-State Civism in Ancient Athens
Pre-Collegiate Anthropology: Trends and Materials
This is a summary of several important anthropology projects developed during the era of the "New Social Studies." In addition to the curriculum projects, this work contains a review of related anthropology materials for the social studies instruction. This work was developed in conjunction with SSEC in Boulder, Colorado. To locate copies of this textbook see the title in your browser.
City-State Civism in Ancient Athens: Its Real and Ideal Expressions
Social Science Perspectives on Citizenship Education (with Richard E. Gross)
Designing Effective Instruction for Secondary Social Studies (with Richard E. Gross and Michael J. Berson)
As an essential methods and curriculum guide for teachers, Designing Effective Instruction for Secondary Social Studies presents a comprehensive and valuable model for successful classroom teaching. The authors base their model on the organizational structure of instruction, which utilizes a step-by-step system for designing and developing an entire array of classroom needs. The text is arranged in seven integrated parts that explore selected issues and federal guidelines, offering innovative solutions to practical instructional problems. Vignettes support the development of useful thinking about creative teaching in the social studies classroom so that instruction is systematically executed. To locate copies of this work search the title on your browser.