Ancient Rome: An Introductory History

Ancient Rome: An Introductory History

by Paul A. Zoch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806132876

ISBN-13: 9780806132877

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The events and personalities of ancient Rome spring to life in this history, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the death of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180.

Paul A. Zoch presents, in contemporary language, the history of Rome and the stories of its protagonists?such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so often omitted from more

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The events and personalities of ancient Rome spring to life in this history, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the death of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180.

Paul A. Zoch presents, in contemporary language, the history of Rome and the stories of its protagonists?such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so often omitted from more specialized studies.

With an eye detail, Zoch guides his readers through the military campaigns and political developments that shaped Rome’s rise from a small Italian city to the greatest imperial power the world had ever known. We witness the long struggle against the enemy city of Carthage. We follow Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we observe the ebb and flow of Rome’s fortunes in the Hellenistic East. Writing with the belief that such stories contain moral lessons that are relevant today, Zoch presents a narrative that is both entertaining and informative. An afterword takes the history to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806132877
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
745,024
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:


List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. A Linguistic Introduction
2. Rome's Origins according to the Ancients
3. Romulus and Remus Found Rome
4. Kings after Romulus
5. Tarquin's Coup d'Etat and the End of Monarchy
6. The RES PUBLICA: "Senatus Populusque Romanus"
7. Traitors and Heroes of the Early Republic
8. Class Conflict in Rome
9. Coriolanus, Cincinnatus, and Camillus
10. The Gauls Sack Rome
11. The Wars with the Samnites
12. King Phyrrhus' Pyrrhic Victories
13. The First Punic War
14. The Second Punic War
15. Rome Encounters the East

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