Ancient Rome: History of a Civilization That Ruled the Worldby Timothy R. Roberts
The legacy of ancient Rome--its feats of engineering and architecture, methods of government, military conquests, leaders, art and literature--continue to influence modern society. Discover why, in this lavishly illustrated, large-sized homage, which offers a lively and insightful history of one of the most magnificent civilizations of all time. Every aspect of the Roman world comes to life, from the achievements of its visionary rulers to the countless classic works produced by its artists to the daily lives of its ordinary citizens. Here, too, are explanations of Rome's formidable accomplishments in areas as diverse as literature, politics, and philosophy. Gaze at its architectural and artistic treasures, displayed in beautiful pictures, plus colorful maps that depict the varying parameters of the Roman Empire through its many phases. A richly illustrated and absorbing account.
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