This revised brief history of Rome was previously entitled The Children of Romulus. Like its companion volume, HELLAS, Rome: Empire Without End is designed for use in high school courses that focus in depth on a particular civilization. Its well-written narrative describing the triumphs and disasters of the ancient Romans is cogently interspersed with contemporary direct sources. In addition to coverage of exciting military campaigns, the text relates the Romans' early experiments with a system of checks and balances in their constitution, and social issues such as how they were forced to re-define the roles of women and foreign slaves. Finally, the text reveals how new political, literary and aesthetic ideas from abroad became the tangled background to the fall of the Republic.
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