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"Spanning over 1,300 years, this popular history of Rome combines an overview of political events with a balanced analysis of social and economic change, and of religious and cultural life." "For the third edition, the book has been revised to incorporate a number of improvements: material on the formation of Rome has been updated to take account of the most recent research; coverage of Roman imperialism and the political world of the first century B.C. has been expanded; a new section on Roman spectacles, including gladiatorial combat and chariot racing has been inserted; and a survey of the sources for Roman history has been added." The new edition retains an emphasis on the importance of interpreting the varied source material, especially the literary evidence.
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Praise for the third edition:

"Edition 3 maintains a good balance betweena general survey and a deeper analysis of Roman history, combining a traditional biographical and factual approach with thematic discussions of socio-political developments and institutions. I highly recommend all the new materials for both personal research and classroom use." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"A History of Rome is a solid textbook. With a strong and topical vision of the city's political, military and cultural history, the empire is brought firmly into the picture." Antiquity

Praise for the second edition:

"An easily approachable volume that leaves the reader with an understanding of the broader processes of Roman history and fulfils the authors' aim to engender interest in the wider Roman world ... the book will be a valuable resource for students of Roman history and in doing so offers plentiful ground for further reflection on the enthralling history of a small town which became the capital of the greatest and most enduring empire history has known." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631194583
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.67 (w) x 9.63 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcel Le Glay was, until his death in 1993, Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne, Paris IV.

Jean-Louis Voisin is Senior Lecturer at the University of Bourgogne.

Yann Le Bohec is Professor at the University of Lyon III.

David Cherry is Professor of History at Montana State University – Bozeman.

Donald G. Kyle is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I From the origins to the empire
1 Italy before Rome 3
2 The formation of Rome : from Romulus to the Tarquins 17
3 The young republic : the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. 37
4 The growth of the republic : war and conquest in the third century B.C. 57
5 Consequences of conquest : the second century B.C. 85
6 Crisis of the republic : the first century B.C. 123
Pt. II Rome, master of the world
7 The Roman world in 31-28 B.C. 163
8 Augustus : the birth of the imperial regime, 29 B.C.-A.D. 14 181
9 The Julio-Claudians : the system under stress, A.D. 14-68 229
10 The Flavians : consolidating the imperial order, A.D. 68-96 255
11 The Antonine Empire, A.D. 96-192 283
12 The African and Syrian emperors, A.D. 193-235 369
Pt. III Another Roman world third to fifth century
The nature of the times 400
13 Equilibrium, A.D. 235 401
14 A disintegrating order, A.D. 235-284 417
15 A different order, A.D. 284-361 431
16 Different institutions : reorganization 443
17 A different socio-economic world : recovery and state control 461
18 A different civilization : between paganism and Christianity 481
19 The end of the Roman world? 501
Guide to Greek and Roman writers 539
Guide to further reading 551
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