Ancient Rome


Book Details

Author  David Potter
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   June 29, 2009
ISBN  0500287864
Pages  352


A highly readable new history of Rome from its origins to the reign of Justinian.

How did the Roman world develop from a small number of people living on the banks of the Tiber to an empire encompassing some sixty-four million people spread from one end of the Mediterranean to the other? How did the Romans themselves understand this development, and did that understanding evolve over time?

Incorporating contributions from economics, archaeology, anthropology, and literary criticism, David Potter’s thought-provoking and accessible text shows students how Roman history works. The book is beautifully illustrated with maps, battle plans, portraits, paintings, sculpture, and more, and includes many quotes from original sources.

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