Rome: The Greatest Empire of the Ancient World

Rome: The Greatest Empire of the Ancient World

by Nick McCarty


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Large colour illustrations, of Roman works of art, objects and statues and more recent painted visualisations of ancient Rome, big font, extracts from ancient histories and letters, short biographies, chronologies, maps and panels providing extra background, characterise this general introduction to Rome. Beginning with the myths surrounding Rome's origins, McCarty examines the might of Caesar and Augustus, civil war, the Roman way of life, slavery, the legions and Rome's legacy. Although this is a general guide, it is more expert than many, with a very readable and polished narrative that presents insights into the Roman world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844425389
Publisher: Carlton Books
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.44(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Nick McCarty is a playwright and scriptwriter whose credits include The Wolf Road and series for UK television. Nick has written many plays and book adaptations for radio.

Table of Contents

Maps and Timelines     6
Introduction     10
From Myth to Empire     14
Ruling Rome     28
Caesar and the Conquest of Gaul     36
Civil War     54
Caesar, Master of Rome, 48-44 BCE     62
The Second Civil War, 44-31 BCE     70
Augustus, the First Emperor, 27 BCE-14 BCE     78
The Roman Way of Life     84
An Empire Built on Slavery     98
The Mighty Legions     106
The Legacy of Rome     116
Glossary     124
For More Information     125
For Further Reading     125
Index     126

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