"The fourth edition of A History of Rome has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most recent scholarly research on literary sources and new interpretations of archaeological evidence. It includes expanded coverage of Roman imperialism during the early phases of the Empire, and more on the events of the late Republic. A variety of enhancements and improvements to this edition include two-color text, new pedagogical features, and more illustrations. Together, they serve to reinforce the book's stature as an indispensable resource on the history and enduring influence of one of the world's greatest empires."--BOOK JACKET.
Spanning over 1,300 years, this popular history of Rome has now been revised to include a new survey of the sources for Roman history, updated material on the formation of Rome, and extended coverage of Roman imperialism.New edition of this popular history of Rome. Spans 1,300 years of history in a single volume. Broad in scope – covers political, social, economic, religious and cultural history. Material on the formation of Rome has been updated to take account of the most recent research. Coverage of Roman imperialism and the political world of the first century BC has been expanded A new section on Roman spectacles, including gladiatorial combat and chariot racing, has been inserted. A substantial survey of the sources for Roman history has been added.The third edition is accompanied by a website available at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/historyofrome/