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The Complete Illustrated History of Ancient Rome [Hardcover]

Nigel Rodgers
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30 Nov 2012 Complete Illustrated History
This is a boxed set of two encyclopedias: a chronicle of political and military history and a guide to art, architecture and everyday life, in more than 920 photographs. These are two highly accessible books chronicling the rise and fall of ancient Rome, how the people lived, and the classical places and buildings of the Roman world. It is an illustrated military and political history of the world's greatest empire: its leaders and generals, wars and campaigns. It presents painting and sculpture, architecture and art, family, government and the gods of ancient Rome, including reconstructions of the Colosseum, the Pantheon and other World Heritage buildings. It is beautifully illustrated with over 920 photographs, illustrations, maps, battle plans and diagrams that bring military campaigns to life and show the iconic range of ancient Rome's fine and applied art and architecture. For six centuries Rome ruled almost the whole known world. These two books chronicle the fascinating story of one of the greatest historical periods. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome and examines the warfare, government, conquests and leadership of ancient Rome, which initially promoted the ideal of a universal empire but ultimately crumbled through over-ambition. & Life in Ancient Rome: People and Places and shows how people lived and worked during one of the cultural peaks of world history, and explores daily life and the architectural achievements of ancient Rome. With their wealth of pictures and authoritative, enthusiastic text, these books are perfect for libraries and study projects, and also for anyone who is interested in this remarkable period of ancient history.

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books; Box edition (30 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754824926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754824923
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nigel Rodgers, author, has written widely on history, philosophy and art. Among his recent published works are The Rise & Fall of Ancient Greece and The Ancient Greek World (both published by Lorenz Books). Dr Hazel Dodge FSA, consultant, is Louis Claude Purser Senior Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at Trinity College, Dublin, and co-author of The Ancient City (OUP).

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 1 Nov 2013
By ejo
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I bought this as a present for someone who has just found an interest in Ancient Rome through playing computer games.. This was a terrific buy-he is now reading and enjoying this excellent book. We may have a new convert to reading !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful books 22 Jan 2013
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These are just what the history buff asked for they have great photos and full of info a really excellent buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roman Buffs 19 Jan 2014
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The bible for all Roman Culture experts with interesting information on everything possible and completed with illustrations. Highly recommended reading for one and all
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase 26 May 2013
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Bought this book to find out more about the early Romans better than expected covers all aspects of ancient Rome would recommend. As always Amazon service excellent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Expensive Repeat of One Volume "Roman Empire" by Same Author 18 Jun 2013
By Richard N. Huizenga - Published on Amazon.com
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Caveat em tor. This book is disappointing because it is precisely the very same content, down to the exact same total page count, as the author already published in a one-volume soft cover book under the title of "Roman Empire". Yes, it has no "The". The contents of this earlier book are merely split in two and bound in hard cover under a different title and sold for twice to three times more. Once I discovered this publishing slight of hand I immediately returned the 2 volume version for a refund. The soft cover version I originally purchased is my favorite history book on the Roman Empire. The author's style is very readable and the encyclopedic format is very enjoyable for casual yet informative reading. But it stops with the fall of the Western Empire. I was hoping the 2nd book of this set continued on with the 1000 years of the Byzantine Empire. Sadly it doesn't.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand, love it! 15 May 2013
By Melike - Published on Amazon.com
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I wouldn't expect that thick this set would be but i like it. The books are very explaining and useful for every use. I am an architecture student who bought it as a reference for my history of art lessons and it'll definitely very useful for me!
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