By Paul A. Zoch
The occasions and personalities of old Rome spring to lifestyles during this heritage, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the dying of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180.
Paul A. Zoch offers, in modern language, the historical past of Rome and the tales of its protagonists?such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so usually passed over from extra really expert studies.
With a watch element, Zoch courses his readers in the course of the army campaigns and political advancements that formed Rome’s upward thrust from a small Italian urban to the best imperial strength the area had ever identified. We witness the lengthy fight opposed to the enemy urban of Carthage. We stick to Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we notice the ebb and move of Rome’s fortunes within the Hellenistic East. Writing with the assumption that such tales comprise ethical classes which are suitable this present day, Zoch provides a story that's either enjoyable and informative. An afterword takes the background to the autumn of the Roman Empire within the West in A.D. 476.
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