Anthony Everitt, sometime visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture and is the author of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome. He has served as secretary general of the Arts Council of Great Britain. Everitt lives near Colchester, England's first recorded town, founded by the Romans.
"Fascinating history and a great read."--Chicago
"An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city's 500-year rise to empire."--Kirkus Reviews
"Rome's history abounds with remarkable figures. . . .
Everitt writes for the informed and the uninformed general reader
alike, in a brisk, conversational style, with a modern attitude of
skepticism and realism."--The Dallas Morning News "[A] lively
and readable account . . . Roman history has an uncanny ability to
resonate with contemporary events."--Maclean's
"Elegant, swift and faultless as an introduction to his subject."--The Spectator "[An] engaging work that will captivate and inform from beginning to end."--Booklist