A History of Rome
Edition 3 Revised edition
OverviewSpanning over 1,300 years, this popular history of Rome combines an overview of political events with a balanced analysis of social and economic change, and of religious and cultural life. For the third edition, the book has been revised to incorporate a number of improvements: Material on the formation of Rome has been updated to take account of the most recent research. Coverage of Roman imperialism and the political world of the first century BC has been expanded A new section on Roman spectacles, including gladiatorial combat and chariot racing, has been inserted. A survey of the sources for Roman history has been added. The new edition retains an emphasis on the importance of interpreting the varied source material, especially the literary evidence. The third edition is accompanied by a website available at http://www. blackwellpublishing. com/historyofrome/
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