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This stunning introductory reference spans the period from 754 B.C.E., Rome's traditionally recognized founding, to its fall in 476 C.E., when the Goths deposed Romulus Augustulus. Gabucci (The Colosseum) profiles the empire's principal figures, events, sites, and daily customs largely through crisp, abundantly annotated photographs of portrait busts, coins, architecture, and related artifacts. Insightful quotations by cultural figures and a time line of significant events run on the introductory page of each new profile segment. Highly recommended for Western civilization collections in public libraries.
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