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The Romans: From Village to Empire review ↠ 0 î How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known In The Romans From Village to Empire Mary T Boatwright Daniel Gargola and Richard JA Talbert explore this uestion as they guide readers throughOm Scotland to Ira and the Nile Valley Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources the book describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars to Caesar's conuest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony and to Constantine's adoption of Christianity It also introduces such captivating individuals as Hannibal Mithridates Pompey Cicero Cleopatra Augustus Livia Nero Marcus Aurelius and Shapur The authors cover issues that still confront modern states worldwide including warfare empire building consen. I found this book a fairly engaging read It certainly covers the political history of the Roman polity with sufficient clarity and comprehensiveness The maps photos of antiuities and informational aids at the back of the book glossary map index timeline were uite helpful However I would have preferred to read less about emperors' careers and about 1 the religious beliefs and philosophical currents that are freuently mentioned but left completely unexplained and 2 people's daily lives and physical environment eg sewers

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Sus forging and political fragmentation They also integrate glimpses of many aspects of everyday Roman life and perspective such as the role of women literature entertainment town planning portraiture and religion demonstrating how Rome's growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development Ideal for courses in Roman history and Roman civilization The Romans is enhanced by almost 100 illustrations than 30 maps most produced by the Ancient World Mapping Center and 22 textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves. Solid textbook on Roman history up to Constantine Treats everything pretty well on good undergrad level of depth Includes a good amount of pictures and primary source readings to elucidate the text Does a great job of explaining the sources we have as well as giving an easy to understand narrative that at times is uite entertaining

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The Romans From Village to EmpireHow did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known In The Romans From Village to Empire Mary T Boatwright Daniel Gargola and Richard JA Talbert explore this uestion as they guide readers through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine Vividly written and accessible The Romans traces Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy to republic and eventually to one man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched fr. 35 4 stars