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Essential Roman History, Introductions

A. Adamowski
 
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
"By no means an easy read, but an excellent overview of the entire Roman period right up until the 1430's"
Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
"A good guide, as an introduction, to the Republic."
The Punic Wars: Rome, Carthage and the Struggle for the Mediterranean
The Punic Wars: Rome, Carthage and the Struggle for the Mediterranean
"Basically the best guide to the Punic wars. Essential in understanding why Rome was able to grow into the power it became."
Caesar
Caesar
"A superb biography of one of Rome's most significant characters and a good guide to the events that culminated in the fall of the Republic."
The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization
The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization
"An excellent introduction into the broader effects of the fall of the Empire."