- 7.5 x 9.75.
- 170 B&W and color illustrations.
Our edition is available in Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands (U.S.)Close
Add to Cart
- $33.50 U.S.
This amply illustrated book offers a concise, lively, and authoritative overview of the history of ancient Rome, from its earliest foundations to its legacy in the modern Western world. Information is provided accessibly with feature sidebars and easy-to-use reference pages at the end. Each chapter has its own substantial annotated bibliography in addition to a comprehensive general list of recommended printed and web resources, and further reference tools include a list of international museum collections, chronologies and a general index. This book will appeal to a wide range of general readers, museum visitors, undergraduate students and life-long learners.
Introduction: Who were the Romans?
1 Roman government and citizenship
2 The army
3 Infrastructure (economic and physical)
4 Coinage and commerce
5 Spectacle and entertainment
6 Religions, near and far
7 The household (domestic life)
8 Death and the afterlife
Conclusion: The legacy of Rome (the concept of empire)
Annotated chapter bibliographies and a general bibliography including both printed and web resources Annotated list of important museum collections
Published by The British Museum Press