The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Roman Empire

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Rome may have fallen in the late fifth century CE, but more than 1,500 years later its mark on Europe and around the Mediterranean is still evident. It’s not just in the roads, aqueducts and settlements, though, that Rome’s immense legacy can be found. Or even in more recent buildings from the Renaissance to the present day that have been constructed in a neoclassical style. We need only to look at modern law, which is based on principles developed during the Roman Empire. Or modern philosophy, which stands on the shoulders of work by Plato, Cicero and others. And although Latin may be a dead language, we still use it in scientific classification, even for newly coined words. From the death of Caesar to the Barbarian invasions centuries later, from Julius Caesar to Nero, from the deities to Christianity, and from the structure of political life to gladiatorial games, The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Roman Empire is an outstanding celebration of the glory that was Rome. Ranging from farming to military technology, from assassinations to the Visigoths sacking Rome, from Rome’s Catacombs to Hadrian’s Wall, the book expertly explores the history of Imperial Rome. Accessibly written and with a wealth of colour illustrations and photographs, The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Roman Empire is a fascinating reference work for any home.

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