A Brief History of the Roman Empire: Rise and Fall

A Brief History of the Roman Empire: Rise and Fall

Stephen Kershaw


during this full of life and extremely readable heritage of the Roman Empire from its institution in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the autumn of Rome in advert 476, Kershaw attracts on quite a number facts, from Juvenal's Satires to contemporary archaeological reveals. He examines outstanding personalities reminiscent of Caligula and Nero and seismic occasions equivalent to the conquest of england and the institution of a 'New Rome' at Constantinople and the cut up into japanese and western empires. alongside the way in which we come across gladiators and charioteers, senators and slaves, attention-grabbing ladies, weird and wonderful sexual practices and gruesome acts of brutality, frequently visible via eyes of a few of the world's maximum writers. He concludes with a short examine how Rome lives on within the modern international, in politics, structure, artwork and literature.

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