Ancient Rome The Rise And Fall Of An Empire

Author: Simon Baker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409073882
Size: 24.71 MB
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This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the Roman Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history: the spectacular collapse of the 'free' republic, the birth of the age of the 'Caesars', the violent suppression of the strongest rebellion against Roman power, and the bloody civil war that launched Christianity as a world religion. At the heart of this account are the dynamic, complex but flawed characters of some of the most powerful rulers in history: men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these distant, legendary figures, Simon Baker looks beyond the dusty, toga-clad caricatures and explores their real motivations and ambitions, intrigues and rivalries. The superb narrative, full of energy and imagination, is a brilliant distillation of the latest scholarship and a wonderfully evocative account of Ancient Rome.

Ancient Rome

Author: Patricia Southern
Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
ISBN: 9781445619781
Size: 76.74 MB
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The story of Ancient Rome often polarizes opinion: for accusers, the Romans were mean and grasping imperialists with murderous megalomaniac tendencies and the world was well rid of them, but for passionate advocates the Romans were keen administrators and construction engineers who provided the greatest and most long-lasting civilizing force in history. It took a very long time - over thirteen centuries - for the Roman Empire to grow and then fragment. The Romans did not have it their own way all the time. They were defeated on their own ground several times by Hannibal and - albeit temporarily - by Cleopatra in Egypt, Boudica in Britain, and Zenobia in Syria. Patricia Southern's masterly new book narrates the history of Rome from a settlement of primitive huts to a sophisticated city ruling and then losing an Empire, the lives of such towering figures as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Caligula and Nero, the successes and setbacks and what the Romans learned on their way to Imperial rule and final disintegration.


Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Amer Education Pub
ISBN: 9781609960766
Size: 29.99 MB
Format: PDF
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Step inside Infinity Rome and take a journey back in time to one of history's greatest empires. Immerse yourself in the excitement of the crowd as gladiators fight to the death at the Colosseum; read first-hand stories of what life was like for the people of ancient Rome; learn how the roman army became a ruthless fighting machine; see what happened to Pompeii when Vesuvius erupted; and understand what today's world owes to the people of ancient Rome. --Delve even deeper into the Roman world and take the challenge with the included computer game Infinity: The Quest. Test your skills and knowledge with this interactive game that leads you through seven challenging puzzle levels until you reach the ultimate goal--Rome. --The Infinity series delivers an absorbing, exhilarating learning experience that will capture the attention of even the most reluctant reader. These books present interesting facts and amusing trivia through photography, beautiful illustrations, and narratives. Interactive features, such as fold out posters, gatefolds, and flaps help readers experience significant things and events in a meaningful, hands-on way. The books are just the beginning!

Are We Rome

Author: Cullen Murphy
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547527071
Size: 52.37 MB
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What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’s doing the talking, the history of Rome serves as either a triumphal call to action—or a dire warning of imminent collapse. In this “provocative and lively” book, Cullen Murphy points out that today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place, and reveals a wide array of similarities between the two societies (The New York Times). Looking at the blinkered, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of bribery in public life; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of privatization, Murphy persuasively argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside—two things that must be changed if we are to avoid Rome’s fate. “Are We Rome? is just about a perfect book. . . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

Ancient Rome

Author: Victor Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519678935
Size: 69.27 MB
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The exciting story of Ancient Rome continues in part two, "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic". It is in this part of our historical explorations that we move away from myth and mystery and into the golden age of Roman historians. Learn about how the Roman Republic got on its feet after the demise of the last of the seven ancient kings. This crucial period in Roman history saw the codification of much of the law and the establishment of much of the tradition that would lead to the Roman Empire. This entrancing narrative continues the tradition of part one in the trilogy, taking a unique and inviting look at this rich period of history. Don't forget to enjoy the third part in the series as we move on to explore the Roman Empire in all its glory and decadence.

Ancient Rome

Author: Patrick Auerbach
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544972268
Size: 25.16 MB
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Beginning in the eighth century B.C., Ancient Rome grew from a small town on central Italy's Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most of continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands. Among the many legacies of Roman dominance are the widespread use of the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian) derived from Latin, the modern Western alphabet and calendar and the emergence of Christianity as a major world religion. After 450 years as a republic, Rome became an empire in the wake of Julius Caesar's rise and fall in the first century B.C. The long and triumphant reign of its first emperor, Augustus, began a golden age of peace and prosperity; by contrast, the empire's decline and fall by the fifth century A.D. was one of the most dramatic implosions in the history of human civilization. As legend has it, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. Left to drown in a basket on the Tiber by a king of nearby Alba Longa and rescued by a she-wolf, the twins lived to defeat that king and found their own city on the river's banks in 753 B.C. After killing his brother, Romulus became the first king of Rome, which is named for him. A line of Sabine, Latin and Etruscan (earlier Italian civilizations) kings followed in a non-hereditary succession. Rome's era as a monarchy ended in 509 B.C. with the overthrow of its seventh king, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, whom ancient historians portrayed as cruel and tyrannical, compared to his benevolent predecessors. A popular uprising was said to have arisen over the rape of a virtuous noblewoman, Lucretia, by the king's son. Whatever the cause, Rome turned from a monarchy into a republic, a world derived from res publica, or "property of the people." Scroll to the top of the page and click buy now to learn more about this exciting period of history

Ancient Rome

Author: RJT Puthumana
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468972499
Size: 57.42 MB
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Civilization, introduces young readers to one of the world's greatest civilizations. It spans thousands of years, from the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus in approximately 753 B.C. to the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. The Roman way of life is examined in depth, along with the Roman army as well as Pompeii. Unusual characters from the Roman world is also introduced to readers. Among these are the Roman emperors Nero and Caligula and the infamous Carthaginian general Hannibal. Discover the breathtaking Roman Colosseum and the Pantheon, a temple devoted to Roman gods. The book is also packed full of interesting visuals to complement the text. Find out how a Roman bath looked like, and the appearance of Pompeii today. From the cool coasts of Britian to the hot sands of Egypt, discover the Ancient Rome as never before.

The Fall Of The Roman Empire Revised Edition

Author: Rita J. Markel
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1467703788
Size: 10.55 MB
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Can the demise of a government 1,500 years ago have repercussions felt around the globe centuries later? If that government is the powerful Roman Empire, it can. From first century B.C. through fifth century A.D., the Romans ruled over an empire that stretched across much of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Then in 476, a leader from a Germanic group called the Goths overthrew the Roman Emperor. To this day, questions still exist about how such a powerful empire could have been destroyed. Roman culture, language, and technology had great influence on all areas under the empire's control. After the fall, Europe entered the early Middle Ages, a period of fragmentation characterized by a decline in trade, learning, and artistic achievement. The rise—and fall—of the Roman Empire are one of world history's most pivotal moments.

The Rise And Fall Of The Holy Roman Empire

Author: David Criswell
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413754735
Size: 80.52 MB
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The Rise and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire is the only complete history of the Holy Roman Empure currently in print. The vain attempt of the Holy Roman Empire to restore the legacy of ancient Rome is recounted in full. Unlike other histories, Dr. Criswell covers both emperors and popes, who were by charter co-rulers of the empire, and discusses the whole empire as it extended at various times far beoynd Germany and Italy to Spain, England, France, and even to Constantiniople, Jerusalem, and the Americas. Preferring facts to interpretation, Dr. Criswell has presented this history as a chronoligcal narrative, discussing each and every emperor and pope, as well as the dominant kings of Europe, from the time of Charlemagne to the empire's fall under Napoleon. The result is a history that combines Church history with secular history and is the first comprehensive, yet conscise, history of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Rise Of The Romans

Author: Brian Taylor
Publisher: History Pr Ltd
Size: 38.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Rise and Fall of the Romans provides a chronological account of the formation, battles and campaigns of the Roman state and democracy, from the foundation and growth of the city, to the epic struggles with Carthage during the Punic Wars and the resultant expansion throughout the Mediterranean.