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Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Rome (Paperback) (Iain Ferris)

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The history of ancient Rome is the history of a city, of its people, and of its empire which at its height encompassed all the lands around the Mediterranean sea and which stretched from Britain in the west to Syria in the east. Roman culture and civilization was reliant on the wealth created by war and conquest and dependent on slavery. While much of its history can be understood through examining the biographies of its emperors, more still about Rome can be gleaned from looking at the lives of its ordinary citizens and from the archaeological exploration of the very fabric of the city, its civic spaces and monuments, its streets, temples, bars, and houses.

In this wonderfully illustrated, accessible introduction to Ancient Rome we will examine the myths and historical truths about the founding of Rome and the city's early years and explore the bloody transition of Rome from Republic to Empire. We will look at the lives of its most famous emperors and examine the tumultuous events which led to the end of the Roman Empire. However, we will also see the daily lives, culture, and beliefs of the ordinary people of Rome, its citizens and slaves, and of the various peoples of the Roman Empire.
Edition: Illustrated
Number of Pages: 942
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / Rome
Series Title: Illustrated Introductions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Iain Ferris
Language: English
Street Date: February 5, 2016
TCIN: 51050133
UPC: 9781445645650
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-0048

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