By William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the sizeable interval from the second one millennium BCE to the 6th century CE, sporting readers in the course of the succession of fateful steps and agonizing crises that marked Roman evolution from an early village cost to the capital of a rare realm extending from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. a bunch of world-famous figures come to existence in those pages, together with Alexander the nice, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Cicero, Nero, Hadrian, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, and Theodora. jam-packed with chilling narratives of violence, lust, and political expediency, this booklet not just describes empire-shaping political and armed forces occasions but in addition treats social and cultural advancements as imperative to Roman heritage. William E. Dunstan highlights such key subject matters because the actual atmosphere, ladies, legislations, the jobs of slaves and freedmen, the plight of unprivileged unfastened humans, the composition and gear of the ruling type, schooling, renowned leisure, foodstuff and garments, marriage and divorce, intercourse, loss of life and burial, finance and exchange, clinical and scientific achievements, spiritual associations and practices, and inventive and literary masterpieces. All readers attracted to the classical international will locate this a desirable and compelling history.

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