A History of Rome

A History of Rome

By (author) Marcel Le Glay , By (author) Jean-Louis Voisin , By (author) Yann Le Bohec , By (author) David Cherry , By (author) Donald G. Kyle , Edited by Eleni Manolaraki

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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 use* Includes revised text throughout, updated guides to further reading, and new sources for Roman history* Expands coverage of the late Republic period* Retains its emphasis on the importance of multi-disciplinary interpretations of literary sources and new archaeological evidence

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 36mm | 1,437.88g
  • 27 Jan 2009
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1405183276
  • 9781405183277
  • 151,194

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Marcel Le Glay was, until his death in 1993, Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne, Paris. Jean-Louis Voisin is Senior Lecturer at the University of Bourgogne. Yann Le Bohec is Professor at the University of Lyon III. David Cherry is Professor of History at Montana State University, Bozeman. Donald G. Kyle is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington. Eleni Manolaraki is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of South Florida.

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"The fourth edition of this highly successful text retains the virtues of its predecessors while judiciously revising, expanding, and updating the presentation of material. In its new form A History of Rome will continue to provide excellent support for courses in Roman history, culture, and society." Richard Tarrant, Harvard University "The new edition of this comprehensive and widely-used history of ancient Rome improves an already valuable and authoritative textbook, augmenting the range of maps and illustrations, expanding the historical horizons with additional literary material and discussion of inscriptional evidence, and updating the notes on further reading. The combination of visual material and detailed narrative offers a vivid and multidimensional perspective on the most powerful and enduringly influential of ancient empires." Alan Bowman, University of Oxford Praise for the third edition: "Edition 3 maintains a good balance betweena general survey and a deeper analysis of Roman history, combining a traditional biographical and factual approach with thematic discussions of socio-political developments and institutions. I highly recommend all the new materials for both personal research and classroom use." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "A History of Rome is a solid textbook. With a strong and topical vision of the city's political, military and cultural history, the empire is brought firmly into the picture." Antiquity

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"A History of Rome" is a fascinating journey through 1,300 years of Roman history, from its mythic beginnings as a cluster of villages near the Tiber to its emergence as the center of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever known. This popular introductory text provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the key historic events, personalities, and powerful political, social, and economic forces that shaped Rome's path to glory. The fourth edition of "A History of Rome" has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most recent scholarly research on literary sources and new interpretations of archaeological evidence. It includes expanded coverage of Roman imperialism during the early phases of the Empire, and more on the events of the late Republic period. A variety of enhancements and improvements to this edition include two color text, new pedagogical features, and more illustrations. Together, they serve to reinforce the book's stature as an indispensable resource on the history and enduring influence of one of the world's greatest empires.

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