The Ancient Romans is a companion to Professor Starr's The Ancient Greeks. Its arrangement is in four parts, each focused around a major historical figure - Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Hadrian, and Saint Augustine - and his epoch. An authentic picture of the Romans emerges through discussions of the great themes of Roman history - the development of politics and law and the building of an empire. The Greek and Etruscan heritage of the Romans, Roman art, architecture, and engineering, and the details of Roman life are among the topics treated in special essays within each section. The study is enriched by the visual impact of abundant illustrations - color plates, photographs, maps, and charts - all carefully integrated within the text. Readings and quotations from original sources, a brief bibliography, and a pronouncing glossary are traditional features.