Ancient Rome by William E. Dunstan

By William E. Dunstan

Historical Rome masterfully synthesizes the monstrous interval from the second one millennium BCE to the 6th century CE, wearing readers throughout the succession of fateful steps and agonizing crises that marked Roman evolution from an early village cost to the capital of a unprecedented realm extending from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. a number of world-famous figures come to lifestyles in those pages, together with Alexander the good, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Cicero, Nero, Hadrian, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, and Theodora. full of chilling narratives of violence, lust, and political expediency, this ebook not just describes empire-shaping political and army occasions but additionally treats social and cultural advancements as vital to Roman historical past. William E. Dunstan highlights such key subject matters because the actual setting, ladies, legislations, the jobs of slaves and freedmen, the plight of unprivileged unfastened humans, the composition and tool of the ruling type, schooling, renowned leisure, nutrients and garments, marriage and divorce, intercourse, demise and burial, finance and alternate, medical and clinical achievements, spiritual associations and practices, and inventive and literary masterpieces. All readers attracted to the classical international will locate this a desirable and compelling heritage.

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