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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A spelendid panorama of the Roman world, its history, culture and people. In its sheer scope, the Roman epoch is unsurpassed in history. What has endured to our own time is its great legacy to Western civilization, in law, language, architecture and the art of government, and of course the fascination of its story. Ancient Rome presents the history and heritage of that rem ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by iBooks (first published October 21st 1966)
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Matthew Carr
I found this this book was a rather good over all history of the Rome. Though I was forced to give it only three star because I felt that its coverage of the barbarian invasions/migrations as well as most of the latter days of the Empire were both rushed and incomplete. However, if one wishes for a nice background of the influences of Rome as well as many of her greatest artists, generals, leaders, and orators, then this is a great source.
Although I quite liked the book as a general history of the rise and fall of ancient Rome, I found some small issues. A smattering of historical inconsistencies, typos, and repetitive claims were distracting and took away from the scholarly potential of the book.
Covenant Presbyterian Springfield Ohio
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