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

Author: Anthony Everitt
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Everitt, Anthony.
Rise of Rome.
New York : Random House, ©2012
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Everitt
ISBN: 9781400066636 1400066638 9780679645160 0679645160
OCLC Number: 761847051
Description: xxxii, 478 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Legend --
A new Troy --
Kings and tyrants --
Expulsion --
So what really happened? --
2. Story --
The land and its people --
Free at last --
General strike --
The fall of Rome --
Under the yoke --
3. 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 --
Responsibility: Anthony Everitt.


From the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to  Read more...
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"Fascinating history and a great read."--"Chicago Sun-Times"" " "An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city's 500-year rise to empire.""--Kirkus Reviews" "Rome's history abounds with Read more...

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