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History of Ancient Rome

by Nathaniel Harris
 

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Rome began as a single city, but it was transformed by centuries of struggle into a great empire. Its history is filled with larger-than-life figures -- stern republican heroes, mad emperors like Caligula and Nero, and ambitious politicians and generals such as Julius Caesar, whose career remains controversial even today.

Remains of roads, aqueducts, villas and

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Rome began as a single city, but it was transformed by centuries of struggle into a great empire. Its history is filled with larger-than-life figures -- stern republican heroes, mad emperors like Caligula and Nero, and ambitious politicians and generals such as Julius Caesar, whose career remains controversial even today.

Remains of roads, aqueducts, villas and temples are found all over the Mediterranean and western Europe, while the arenas in which gladiators fought and died survive to remind us of the darker side of Roman life.

The History of Ancient Rome chronicles the events that created the empire, took it from paganism to Christianity, and ultimately brought about its fall, plunging Europe into the Dark Ages. As well as war and politics, Nathaniel Harris describes everyday life and customs, the old and new gods of the Romans, their contribution to art and literature, and their enduring legacy, which is still at work in the modern world. Over 200 illustrations complete the task of bringing to life 'the grandeur that was Rome'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760756379
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 11.56(h) x 0.55(d)

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