Romans for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470030771

ISBN-13: 9780470030776

Edition: 2006

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"A must for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its impact on world history." -Tony Robinson star of Blackadder and Time Team. This entertaining and informative guide introduces readers to the amazing world of ancient Rome and its emperors, epic wars, awesome architecture, heroes, and villains. With a complete rundown of Roman history alongside fascinating insights into the lives of everyday Romans, readers will discover the amazing people and events involved in the rise and fall of one of the greatest of all ancient civilisations and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. Guy de la Bdoyre is a historian, archaeologist, and Roman expert, he is well known for his numerous books and appearances on TV, especially Channel 4's Time Team.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction
Romans a?? The Big Boys of the Ancient World
The Romans: Shaping Their World and Ours
Ita ??s the Cash That Counts: Roman Social Classes
Stairway to the Stars: The Greasy Path to Power
Rural Bliss a?? Roman Dreamland
When We Were Soldiers
Living the Good Life
The Urban Jungle
Making the Roman Machine Work
Entertainments: Epic and Domestic
Divine Intervention
The Rise of Rome
Kings ? No, Maybe Not a?? Republicans
This Town Isna??t Big Enough for All of Us a?? Seizing Italy
Carthage and the First Two Punic Wars
While Wea??re at It a?? Leta??s Conquer Everywhere Else, Too
When Romans Ruled the World
Reform and Civil War
Daggers Drawn a?? The Fall of the Republic
Augustus and the Caesars a?? Plots, Perverts, and Paranoia
The Five Good Emperors
Throwing the Empire Away
More Civil War, Auctioning the Empire, and Paranoid Lunatics
The Age of the Thug a?? The Third Centurya??s Soldier Emperors
East Is East and West Is West: Diocletian and Constantine
The Barbarians Are Coming! The End of Rome
The Part of Tens
Ten Turning Points in Roman History
Ten Interesting and Occasionally Good Romans
Ten (Mostly) Bad Romans
Ten of Romea??s Greatest Enemies
Ten (or So) Great Roman Places to Visit
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