Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World
Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World
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Annotation: From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its fall in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that would be hard to overestimate.
Catalog Number: #3601515
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2003
Edition Date: c2003
Pages: 384 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-521-82775-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-521-82775-1
Dewey: 937
LCCN: 2004298480
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-375) and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 9+

From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. At its height the empire which it built up stretched from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. In this new history an international team of historians, archaeologists and classicists presents a vision of the world's most famous imperial power based on the most up-to-date research and discoveries. Chapters and box-features present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature and deal with themes ranging from medicine to warfare. They are supported by a rich set of illustrations of sites, monuments and works of art from across the Empire. Read together, these build up a fascinating picture of a civilization permeated by its imperial role, and of the colossal costs as well as the gains of empire.