By Paul A. Zoch
The occasions and personalities of old Rome spring to lifestyles during this historical past, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the demise 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 publications his readers throughout the army campaigns and political advancements that formed Rome’s upward push from a small Italian urban to the best imperial strength the realm had ever recognized. We witness the lengthy fight opposed to the enemy urban of Carthage. We persist with Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we notice the ebb and stream of Rome’s fortunes within the Hellenistic East. Writing with the assumption that such tales comprise ethical classes which are correct this present day, Zoch provides a story that's either unique 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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