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A History of Rome

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This magisterial survey, spanning over 1,300 years, is widely acclaimed as the best single-volume history of Rome. The second edition incorporates a number of improvements including new subject sections and maps, expanded coverage of key chapters, and updated resource and bibliographic material.
Incorporates a number of improvements, many of which have been suggested by re...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 592 pages
Published December 27th 2000 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 28th 1996)
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David Withun
I think everyone who knows me know that I love history. Even so, this book was one of the most dry, tedious things that I have ever read. This book exhibits exactly what the problem is with the way that history is taught in schools today. It was page after page of unpronounceable names, meaningless dates, and useless terminology. There was not even the slightest attempt at making history a continuous flow, connecting the dots or making it interesting with narrative. In addition, the author seeme...more
Brent McCulley
An impressive piece of historical scholarship by numerous Roman historians, this fourth edition - expanded and updated - is an excellent treatment to the history of Rome. From prehistoric Italy, to the complex workings that led to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century A.D. I thoroughly enjoyed this text, as it helped me formulate my historical understanding of 1st century Christianity; namely, with a proper understanding of the Roman Empire as the backdrop. An enjoyable rea...more
A great beginning-to-end text of Roman history. I've read quite a bit of Rome in my days… in pieces. However this was the first complete overview I've had. Nothing spectacular, but solid and thorough - just enough to help choose a more specific topic for my next read of Rome.
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