A History of Rome (1st Edition, Cloth Edition)
This magisterial survey is the most up-to-date single-volume history of Rome. Spanning over 1,300 years, the narrative covers the earliest recorded ... Show synopsis This magisterial survey is the most up-to-date single-volume history of Rome. Spanning over 1,300 years, the narrative covers the earliest recorded settlement in the eighth century BC through the establishment of the Roman Republic and transition to Empire, to Rome's decline in the late fourth and fifth centuries AD. Throughout the book political overview is balanced with an analysis of social and economic change, as well as religious and cultural life. The authors present these developments within a clear, critical framework, introducing the reader to the key historical debates and issues of the period. They place particular emphasis on the importance of interpreting the varied source material, such as numismatic, archeological and, especially, literary evidence. The account is illustrated extensively with maps, plates and tables, and includes chronologies, a glossary of terms and a guide to further reading.