A History of Rome, Paperback Book
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Spanning 1,300 years, this popular history of Rome has been thoroughly revised and updated, reinforcing its stature as an indispensable resource on the history and enduring influence of one of the world's greatest empires.

New format: two-color text throughout; new pedagogical features, such as glossary terms in margins; chronological tables and genealogies are made clearer for student useIncludes revised text throughout, updated guides to further reading, and new sources for Roman historyExpands coverage of the late Republic periodRetains its emphasis on the importance of multi-disciplinary interpretations of literary sources and new archaeological evidence


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 668 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781405183277



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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 seemed to focus the most extensively on the most complex and boring aspects of history such as economics and population numbers. Mind-numbing. The only reason it gets even two stars is because it contains some good material that I can use as a reference later when bare facts and figures are needed. Lots of information; no presentation.