This magisterial survey, spanning over 1,300 years, is widely acclaimed as the best single-volume history of Rome. The new edition continues to combine political overview with a balanced analysis of social and economic change, and religious and cultural life. Particular emphasis remains on the importance of interpreting the varied source material and, especially, literary evidence.The second edition has been updated by David Cherry and incorporates a number of improvements, including:Expanded coverage of the late Republican period A new section on women and the family A 'Guide to Greek and Roman Writers' With an updated 'Guide to Further Reading' and two completely new maps, the second edition of A History of Rome will remain the one indispensable volume for all students of the history of the Roman world. Please visit our Roman history website at: http: //www .blackwellpublishing.com/cherry for on-line resources, details of related books, and a unique cross reference tool to help you make the best use of The Roman World: A Sourcebook and A History of Rome.
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