Praise for the third edition:
"Edition 3 maintains a good balance betweena general survey and a deeper analysis of Roman history, combining a traditional biographical and factual approach with thematic discussions of socio–political developments and institutions. I highly recommend all the new materials for both personal research and classroom use." Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A History of Rome is a solid textbook. With a strong and topical vision of the city′s political, military and cultural history, the empire is brought firmly into the picture." Antiquity
Praise for the second edition:
"An easily approachable volume that leaves the reader with an understanding of the broader processes of Roman history and fulfils the authors′ aim to engender interest in the wider Roman world ... the book will be a valuable resource for students of Roman history and in doing so offers plentiful ground for further reflection on the enthralling history of a small town which became the capital of the greatest and most enduring empire history has known." Bryn Mawr Classical Review <!––end––>
From the Back Cover
Spanning 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.