Characters and Events of Roman History : From Caesar to Nero (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Characters and Events of Roman History : From Caesar to Nero (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

by Guglielmo Ferrero
     
 

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In 1909, intellectual superstar Guglielmo Ferrero toured the northeast of the USA, accepted an honorary degree, and lectured about Roman history. These lectures were published in book form as Characters and Events of the Roman Empire. The book presents a lively selection of people and events: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, the Emperor Nero-and a

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In 1909, intellectual superstar Guglielmo Ferrero toured the northeast of the USA, accepted an honorary degree, and lectured about Roman history. These lectures were published in book form as Characters and Events of the Roman Empire. The book presents a lively selection of people and events: Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, the Emperor Nero-and a chapter about the importance of wine to the growth of Rome. Ferrero argued that "Rome is in the mental field the strongest bond that holds together the most diverse peoples of Europe."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411430914
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
494 KB

Meet the Author

Born in 1871 in a middle-class Italian family, Guglielmo Ferrero began his academic life as a law student and student radical in Pisa. In 1908, invited by President Theodore Roosevelt, Ferrero visited the United States and gave the lectures that form this book. With the rise of Mussolini, Ferrero became an opposition figure in Italy. Allowed to leave Italy in 1930, Ferrero became a professor of contemporary history in the University of Geneva, a post he held until his death in 1942.

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