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The Roman Empire
     

The Roman Empire

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by Colin Wells
 

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This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two

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This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Colin Wells's vivid account is now available in an up-to-date second edition.

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Antioch Review
This concise but illuminating history of a government that provided peace and prosperity longer than any other has no equal.
Classical Outlook
When a modest, single volume on the Roman Empire proves informative, provocative, and exciting, the reader gladly acknowledges an exceptional author. Professor Colin Wells is expert in the various aspects of Roman history, he reflects on issues independently and creatively, and he writes elegantly, and sometimes brilliantly.
— Eleanor G. Huzar
History Book Club Review
This is historical writing with a bite usually missing in fast surveys...Novices and advanced students of Roman history alike will be stimulated by this book to think deeply on a grand scale about matters of great importance in ancient history.
— Thomas R. Martin
Religious Studies Review
An admirable volume.
— A. T. Kraabel
Classical Outlook - Eleanor G. Huzar
When a modest, single volume on the Roman Empire proves informative, provocative, and exciting, the reader gladly acknowledges an exceptional author. Professor Colin Wells is expert in the various aspects of Roman history, he reflects on issues independently and creatively, and he writes elegantly, and sometimes brilliantly.
History Book Club Review - Thomas R. Martin
This is historical writing with a bite usually missing in fast surveys...Novices and advanced students of Roman history alike will be stimulated by this book to think deeply on a grand scale about matters of great importance in ancient history.
Religious Studies Review - A. T. Kraabel
An admirable volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804712378
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1984
Pages:
368

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Colin Wells is Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University.

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