By Paul A. Zoch
The occasions and personalities of old Rome spring to existence 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 provides, 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 aspect, Zoch publications his readers during the army campaigns and political advancements that formed Rome’s upward thrust from a small Italian urban to the best imperial energy the area had ever identified. We witness the lengthy fight opposed to the enemy urban of Carthage. We stick with Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we discover the ebb and circulate of Rome’s fortunes within the Hellenistic East. Writing with the assumption that such tales comprise ethical classes which are appropriate at the present time, Zoch offers a story that's either interesting and informative. An afterword takes the heritage to the autumn of the Roman Empire within the West in A.D. 476.
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