"The Romans is at the moment the easiest textbook on Roman historical past to be had in English."--Walter Scheidel, Stanford University
How did a unmarried village neighborhood within the Italian peninsula finally develop into the most robust imperial powers the area has ever recognized? In The Romans: From Village to Empire, moment version, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talbert, and new coauthor Noel Lenski discover this question as they advisor scholars via a entire sweep of Roman background, starting from the prehistoric settlements to the autumn of the empire in 476. Addressing concerns that also confront smooth states worldwide--including battle, empire development, consensus forging, and political fragmentation--the authors additionally offer glimpses into daily Roman lifestyles and point of view, demonstrating how Rome's progress as a kingdom is inseparable from its social and cultural development.
Vividly written and obtainable, The Romans, moment version, lines Rome's awesome evolution from village, to monarchy, to republic, to one-man rule by means of an emperor--whose strength at its top stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley--to the empire's fall in 476. Firmly grounded in historic literary and fabric assets, the textual content describes and analyzes significant political and army landmarks, from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, and during Constantine's adoption of Christianity. that includes new chapters (13 and 14), the second one variation extends the book's insurance in the course of the upward thrust of Christianity, the expansion of the Barbarian danger, the ultimate years of the empire, its fall in 476, and, ultimately, to its revival within the East as Byzantium. This version additionally combines chapters 1 and a pair of into one--"Archaic Italy and the Origins of Rome"--and integrates extra fabric on girls, faith, and cultural historical past throughout.
Ideal for classes in Roman heritage and Roman civilization, The Romans, moment variation, is better via new 8-page, 4-color inserts and virtually a hundred widely captioned illustrations. it is usually greater than 30 old maps, revised and stronger below the supervision of coauthor Richard J. A. Talbert, and textual extracts that offer interesting cultural observations made by way of historic Romans themselves. a brand new picture financial institution CD includes PowerPoint-based slides of all of the pictures and maps within the text.