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By William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the large interval from the second one millennium BCE to the 6th century CE, sporting readers during the succession of fateful steps and agonizing crises that marked Roman evolution from an early village payment to the capital of a unprecedented realm extending from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. a bunch of world-famous figures come to lifestyles in those pages, together with Alexander the good, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Cicero, Nero, Hadrian, Diocletian, Constantine, Justinian, and Theodora. full of chilling narratives of violence, lust, and political expediency, this booklet not just describes empire-shaping political and army occasions but in addition treats social and cultural advancements as vital to Roman background. William E. Dunstan highlights such key themes because the actual setting, ladies, legislation, the jobs of slaves and freedmen, the plight of unprivileged unfastened humans, the composition and tool of the ruling category, schooling, renowned leisure, meals and garments, marriage and divorce, intercourse, demise and burial, finance and alternate, medical and scientific achievements, non secular associations and practices, and creative and literary masterpieces. All readers drawn to the classical global will locate this a desirable and compelling history.

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