List of Maps and Figures Acknowledgments Dedication Abbreviations Foreword 1. Italy in Prehistory 2. Archaic Italy c. 800--500 B.C. 3. The Ancient Sources for Early Roman History 4. Rome During the Regal Period 5. Archaic Roman Religion 6. The Beginning of the Roman Republic 7. Rome of the Twelve Tables 8. Evolution and Growth of the Roman State 444--367 B.C. 9. Rome's Rise to Dominance, 366--300 B.C. 10. Rome's Conquest and Unification of Italy, 299--264 B.C. Appendix: Early Roman Chronology Works Cited Index
Gary Forsythe is Assistant Professor of History at Texas Tech University.
"A remarkable book, in which Forsythe uses his thorough knowledge of the ancient evidence to reconstruct a coherent and eminently plausible picture which in turn illuminates early Roman society more immediately than any other category of evidence is able to do. Forsythe displays his impressive ability to demonstrate to what extent and why the tradition that dominates the extant historical narratives is not credible." - Kurt Raaflaub, author of The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece"