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Rome in the Ancient World


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Introduction * 1. The Formation of the Roman Identity (800-300BC) * 2. War and Empire (400-133BC) * 3. The Failure of the Roman Republic (133-59BC) * 4. The Transition from Republic to Principate (59BC-AD70) * 5. The Age of Stability (AD70-238) * 6. The Transformation of the Roman World (AD238-410) * 7. The Endings of the Roman Empire (AD410-642)

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The third edition of David Potter's lively history, which tells the extraordinary story of Rome from its origins, through the Republic and Empire, to the period of its decline and fall.

About the Author

David Potter is Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan.


'Perfect for the perplexed first-timer and the old hand in need of refreshment ... nothing is taken for granted and nothing is left out' - Minerva
'Excellent ... will be welcomed eagerly by students and their teachers alike' - Ted Kaizer, Senior Lecturer in Roman Culture and History, University of Durham
'Especially interesting and useful for students of Roman history' - Brian K. Harvey, Associate Professor of Classics, Kent State University

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