The Resource The rise of Rome : the making of the world's greatest empire, Anthony Everitt

The rise of Rome : the making of the world's greatest empire, Anthony Everitt

Label
The rise of Rome : the making of the world's greatest empire
Title
The rise of Rome
Title remainder
the making of the world's greatest empire
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Everitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rome's decline and fall have long fascinated historians, but the story of how the empire was won is every bit as compelling. Emerging as a market town from a cluster of hill villages in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.E., Rome grew to become the ancient world's preeminent power. Historian Anthony Everitt fashions the story of Rome's rise to glory into an erudite page-turner filled with lessons for our time. He paints indelible portraits of the great Romans--and non-Romans--who left their mark on the Roman world. He chronicles the clash between patricians and plebeians that defined the politics of the Republic. He shows how Rome's shrewd strategy of offering citizenship to her defeated subjects was instrumental in expanding the reach of her burgeoning empire. And he outlines the corrosion of constitutional norms that accompanied Rome's imperial expansion, as old habits of political compromise gave way, leading to violence and civil war. In the end, unimaginable wealth and power corrupted the traditional virtues of the Republic, and Rome was left triumphant everywhere except within its own borders.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
937/.63
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The rise of Rome : the making of the world's greatest empire, Anthony Everitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-426) and index
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Contents
Legend. A new Troy -- Kings and tyrants -- Expulsion -- So what really happened -- Story. The land and it's people -- Free at last -- General strike -- The fall of Rome -- Under the yoke -- History. The adventurer -- All at sea -- "Hannibal at the gates" -- The bird without a tail -- Change and decay -- The gorgeous East -- Blood brothers -- Triumph and disaster -- Afterword
Control code
ocn761847051
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 478 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400066636
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011048318
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
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u717941
System control number
(OCoLC)761847051

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