Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

William E. Dunstan


Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the significant interval from the second one millennium BCE to the 6th century CE, sporting readers throughout the succession of fateful steps and agonizing crises that marked Roman evolution from an early village payment to the capital of a rare realm extending from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. a bunch of world-famous figures come to lifestyles in those pages, together with Alexander the good, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Cicero, Nero, Hadrian, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, and Theodora. choked with chilling narratives of violence, lust, and political expediency, this ebook not just describes empire-shaping political and army occasions but in addition treats social and cultural advancements as critical to Roman historical past. William E. Dunstan highlights such key themes because the actual setting, girls, legislations, the jobs of slaves and freedmen, the plight of unprivileged loose humans, the composition and gear of the ruling classification, schooling, well known leisure, nutrition and garments, marriage and divorce, intercourse, demise and burial, finance and exchange, medical and scientific achievements, non secular associations and practices, and inventive and literary masterpieces. All readers drawn to the classical international will locate this a desirable and compelling history.

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