Historians of Ancient Rome An Anthology of the Major Writings

ISBN-10: 0415527163

ISBN-13: 9780415527163

Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Ronald Mellor

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The Historians of Ancient Romeis the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome over more than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulus in 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration for Christianity (313 C.E.)Selections include many of the high points of Rome’s climb to world domination: the defeat of Hannibal; the conquest of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean; the defeat of the Catilinarian conspirators; Caesar’s conquest of Gaul; Antony and Cleopatra; the establishment of the Empire by Caesar Augustus; and the "Roman Peace" under Hadrian and long excepts from Tacitus record the horrors of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero.The book is intended both for undergraduate courses in Roman history and for the general reader interested in approaching the Romans through the original historical sources. Hence, excerpts of Polybius, Livy, and Tacitus are extensive enough to be read with pleasure as an exciting narrative. Now in its third edition, changes to this thoroughly revised volume include a new timeline, translations of several key inscriptions such as the Twelve Tables, and additional readings. This is a book which no student of Roman history should be without.
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Timeline
Introduction
Reading Ancient Historians
Historical Inscriptions
Polybius
Sallust
Cicero
C. Julius Caesar
Cornelius Nepos
Livy
Velleius Paterculus
Josephus
Suetonius
Tacitus
Pliny the Younger
Plutarch
Appian
Cassius Dio
Lactantius
Eusebius
Scriptores Historiae Augustae
Ammianus Marcellinus
Zosimus
Bibliography
Index
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