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The Rise of Rome
The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire by Anthony Everitt

Beginning with the founding myths of Romulus and Remus and a succession of probably fictitious kings, Anthony Everitt charts the development of Rome from its origins as a small market town in the eighth century BC, through various forms of patrician government, up to Caesar's victory in the Civil War that defeated the Roman Republic and paved the way for Augustus to transform republican oligarchy into imperial autocracy.

Using recent archaeological evidence and historical facts, and a wealth of legend and anecdote, Everitt shows how Rome grew – both internally, via ever more ambitious construction projects, and externally, through successful military campaigns. In doing so, he highlights some fascinating parallels between ancient Roman society and the modern world.

As readable and accessible as it is authoritative and scholarly, THE RISE OF ROME is the perfect introduction to Roman history and civilization for the general reader.

Head of Zeus * Ancient History
01 Feb 2013 * 512pp * £8.99 * 9781781852071
'Riveting, magisterial ... one of our most revered chroniclers of the ancient world tells the tale in a way that will galvanise, inform and enlighten modern readers'
Belfast Newsletter
'An excellent guide ... an elegant, swift and faultless introduction to the subject'
'Highly recommended ... Everitt's account is an agreeable primer in ancient history'
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Anthony Everitt
Anthony Everitt
Anthony Everitt is visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of CICERO, AUGUSTUS, and HADRIAN AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROME.
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