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Book Title: The World of Rome|
The author of the book: Michael Grant
Date of issue: December 31st 2000
ISBN 13: 9781842120378
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 945 KB
Read full description of the books The World of Rome:This is one of the most scholarly works I've ever read on Ancient Rome or any historical work for that matter. Michael Grant (not to be confused with the YA author) is one of the preeminent scholars on Roman History.
The World of Rome is broken up into four sections:
1) The Roman Empire, starting with a brief overview, showing how the Ancient Roman world evolved into the Holy Roman Empire followed by 2)Roman Rulers, the Citizens and the Slaves.
The third section is about Roman Beliefs concerning Fate and the Stars, Religion and Philosophy. This was my favorite part. Grant gives an objective rendered of this delicate topic and treats all beliefs, including contemporary religions such as Judeasm and Christianity with respect and fairness.
The final part concerns the Arts and Architecture. Any visitor of Rome who has seen the Pantheon and Colosseum will appreciate the science and history behind them and other buildings, aqueducts etc..
To repeat, I found this book to be the most thorough and informative history on this subject and I plan to buy as many Michael Grant books as possible.
Read information about the authorMichael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon". As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to oversimplify or talk down to his readership.
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