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Very good, but know what to expect,
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This review is from: A History of Rome (Paperback)
I'll readily grant this is an excellent history of this unique civilization, treating every aspect (social, political, cultural, religious, ...) in great detail and with a wealth of maps, time tables and family trees and such. However, be aware that it's not a book to simply read (with ongoing text in chapters, like for instance Tom Holland's "Rubicon") but rather a 'textbook' with lots of headings, sub-headings, bullit points and small paragraphs.
If you're eager to have a book on hand that'll allow you to quickly look up things this is excellent because it comes with an exhaustive index, but if you want a book on the history of Rome to snuggle up with in bed I'd go elsewhere.