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Ancient Rome presents the history and heritage of that remarkable era. In this richly illustrated volume, the reader can enjoy an all-around introduction to the politics, people, culture, and everyday life of the world ruled by Rome. Unlike most general histories of the subject, it enables the reader to know the Romans not only from reading about them, but by hearing directly from them, through the words of orators, philosophers, historians, poets, playwrights, and satirists.
Here is an intelligent and remarkably handsome survey of ancient Rome, designed for anyone who would welcome the chance to learn more about that 1,200-year epic with ease, clarity, and accuracy.
|Foreword: A Timeless Portrait|
|Introduction: Sword and Spirit|
|Introduction: Growth of an Empire: A Map|
|Illustrations: Reconstructed Ancient Rome|
|I||The Etruscan Mystery||1|
|II||The Seven Hills||21|
|III||Faith and the State||43|
|IV||The Thrust of Power||63|
|V||A Republic Divided||83|
|VI||The Coming of Caesar||101|
|VII||The Triumph of Augustus||127|
|VIII||Architects of Empire||149|
|IX||The Roman Peace||181|
|X||An Era of Excess||209|
|XI||The Long Twilight||227|
|XII||Rome Becomes Christian||247|
|XIII||A Spacious Legacy||263|
|A Selection of Books||279|
Posted January 9, 2009
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