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A Brief History of the Romans

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How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the mightiest imperial powers the world has ever known? This question is the focus of A Brief History of the Romans, an abbreviated version of the highly acclaimed The Romans: From Village to Empire by Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert.
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published January 12th 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Katy
May 28, 2011 Katy rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This is one of the books I picked up at my local Borders during their "Going out of Business" sale. Although I did study Latin, I did not read much ancient history. Since Donna Leon's fictional detective is always reading the classics for relaxation, Cicero, Tacitus, Vergil, etc., I thought I could benefit from a little background reading. This is a great change of pace, and quite enlightening.
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Jan 04, 2015 Javier rated it liked it
Overall a pretty good breakdown on Roman Civ from start to finish. Learned that Caligula was nicknamed thus because of the little boots he wore as a toddler. IMO the most important fact in the book.
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