The Roman World - Vol. 1

The Roman World - Vol. 1

The Roman World - Vol. 1

The Roman World - Vol. 1

Synopsis

When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman World available. Ranging from the founding of Rome in the eighth century BC, and throughout the Empire and beyond this book will continue to be an essential resource on the subject for many years to come.

Excerpt

This book has been designed to bring together the best of both ancient historians and archaeologists on the Roman Empire. All contributors were allowed complete freedom, within only the broadest set limits, to treat their subjects as they wished; editorial action was restricted to the minimum required to produce some degree of uniformity in presentation. Consequently, each contribution has retained its individuality while no attempts have been made to remove overlaps of subject interest between them. Equally, some contributors required few or no illustrations while others asked for the maximum number, so that their distribution, although uneven, is intentional; some subjects needed such support for their proper understanding, while others did not. It was also decided that, for the sake of brevity and to avoid numerous repetitions, consolidated bibliographies would be provided for each part and not for each chapter.

The editor wishes to state, though, that all opinions expressed are those of individual contributors, with which he may, or may not, agree.

JOHN WACHER

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