The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture

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The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world It covers all aspects of the city its rise to power, what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome The book is particularly designed to serve as a background to Reading Latin CUP An okay book about the cultural legacy of Rome It is a very basic introduction and there are better books out there on specific aspect of the Roman Empire but it is an okay overview. A textbook written to accompany a course on reading Latin to provide background information on the history and culture of ancient Rome That makes it a good basic introduction to modes of thought and culture and therefore useful to read alongside a basic history It includes good pointers to what to read next in each segment. For a text book, it manages to cover a great deal of ground in a very short by textbook standards page count, and as a dip in an out primer on ancient Roman culture, you can t find much better That said, it s not a fluid, easy to read bookand the author isinfatuated with Republican Rome, rather than its imperial successor That said, his enthusiam bursts through in a number of topics, and its pages are full of fascinating nuggets of information that I discovered for the first time V For a text book, it manages to cover a great deal of ground in a very short by textbook standards page count, and as a dip in an out primer on ancient Roman culture, you can t find much better That said, it s not a fluid, easy to read bookand the author isinfatuated with Republican Rome, rather than its imperial successor That said, his enthusiam bursts through in a number of topics, and its pages are full of fascinating nuggets of information that I discovered for the first time Very useful indeed