Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

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by Robert Payne
     
 

ISBN-10: 1596871040

ISBN-13: 9781596871045

Pub. Date: 10/17/2011

Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated

In the sheer scope, the Roman epoch is unsurpassed in history. What has endured to our own time is its great legacy to Western civilization-in law, language, architecture, and the art of government-and the fascination of its story.

Ancient Rome presents the history and heritage of that remarkable era. In this richly illustrated volume, the reader can enjoy an

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In the sheer scope, the Roman epoch is unsurpassed in history. What has endured to our own time is its great legacy to Western civilization-in law, language, architecture, and the art of government-and the fascination of its story.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596871045
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/17/2011
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Timeless Portrait
Introduction: Sword and Spirit
Introduction: Growth of an Empire: A Map
Illustrations: Reconstructed Ancient Rome
IThe Etruscan Mystery1
IIThe Seven Hills21
IIIFaith and the State43
IVThe Thrust of Power63
VA Republic Divided83
VIThe Coming of Caesar101
VIIThe Triumph of Augustus127
VIIIArchitects of Empire149
IXThe Roman Peace181
XAn Era of Excess209
XIThe Long Twilight227
XIIRome Becomes Christian247
XIIIA Spacious Legacy263
A Selection of Books279
Contributors283

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