By Thomas R. Martin
With commanding ability, Thomas R. Martin tells the outstanding and dramatic tale of ways a tiny, bad, and threatened cost became, in the course of its top, the dominant strength within the Mediterranean international for 5 hundred years. Encompassing the interval from Rome's founding within the 8th century B.C. via Justinian's rule within the 6th century A.D., he bargains a particular standpoint at the Romans and their civilization by way of utilizing primary Roman values as a lens in which to view either their upward thrust and remarkable fall.
Interweaving social, political, non secular, and cultural historical past, Martin translates the successes and screw ups of the Romans in conflict, political association, quest for private prestige, and within the integration of non secular ideals and practices with govt. He makes a speciality of the relevant position of social and ethical values in settling on person behavior in addition to judgements of country, from monarchy to republic to empire. Striving to reconstruct old background from the floor up, he comprises common references to old texts and authors, encouraging readers to come to the first assets. accomplished, concise, and obtainable, this masterful account offers a different window into Rome and its altering fortune.
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