The Roman Empire provides a concise, readable history of the rise of Rome's imperial spirit after the collapse of the Republic. The author depicts the expansion of the early Roman Empire as it gained dominance over a massive area where armies and officials left the indelible imprint of law. He exposes the natures of a succession of emperors, revealing their actions in Rome and abroad. Included with the details of the military and political expansion are the tremendous accomplishments that brought about modern civilization: the creation of law, and the great advancements in artisanship and engineering as the first roads, bridges, and aqueducts were built, giving rise to the "Classical" era in architecture, literature, and the Romance languages.
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About the Author
Robert N. Schwartz is a Member of the American Classical League and is Chairman of the Foreign Languages Department at Middle College for Technology Careers, Houston.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 The First Century: A Time of Youth: chapter 2 Birth of the Roman Empire chapter 3 The Julio-Claudian Emperors chapter 4 The Year of the Four Emperors chapter 5 The Flavian Dynasty chapter 6 The Second Century: A Time of Maturing: The Five Good Emperors (AD 96-180): chapter 7 Nerva (96-98) and Trajan (98-117) chapter 8 Hadrian (117-138) chapter 9 Antonius Pius (138-161) chapter 10 Marcus Aurelius (161-180) chapter 11 Epilogue chapter 12 Maps chapter 13 Illustrations chapter 14 The Emperors chapter 15 The Julio-Claudian Family chapter 16 Glossary of Terms and Phrases chapter 17 Select Bibliography chapter 18 Index
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