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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596871045
  • Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/17/2011
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 717,591
  • 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
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
Contributors 283
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