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Roman Realities

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Recalls the experiences of the ancient Romans thru a 1000 years of their history, emphasizing the problems produced by their successes & the lessons to be learned from their failures. It's based on the major primary sources of Roman history, with illuminating parallels between ancient & modern times. As Hooper says in his introduction, "Anyone concerned about prese ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published June 30th 1979 by Wayne State University Press (Detroit) (first published January 1979)
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Rick Davis
Mar 01, 2010 Rick Davis rated it it was amazing
This was a great comprehensive history of Rome. I'll hopefully write a proper review later. First, I've got several chapters worth of note-taking to catch up on.
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Dec 31, 2011 Brenton rated it it was amazing
A fine history that's comprehensive yet maintains a good narrative flow.
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Jul 27, 2016 Blaine Welgraven rated it it was amazing
Historians that can write accurately and lucidly can often seem rare--Hooper possessed both traits.
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Mar 11, 2010 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Rome fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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A distinctive introduction to the history of ancient Rome based on primary sources.
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