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The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples

David Gilmour - 2011 - History - Limited preview
An account of Italy's diverse culture of the past and present evaluates the appropriateness of political unification, sharing anecdotes on major historical figures and events while debunking nationalistic myths.

Ancient Rome

Robert Payne - 2001 - History - No preview available
Explores the extraordinary legacy of ancient Rome in a richly illustrated, historical survey of the evolution of Roman civilization, politics, art, culture, and everyday life, from the Etruscan to the Byzantine Age, in a volume enhanced by three ...

Ancient Rome

PARRAGON - 2010 - Rome - No preview available
The rise of Rome, from provincial settlement to imperial power, is an epic story that reads like fiction rather than fact. Despite possessing few strategic advantages, Rome mastered Italy, and then looked outward. At its height, the Empire ...

Lives of the Romans

Philip Matyszak, Joanne Berry - 2008 - History - Snippet view
Shares brief profiles of one hundred key figures from ancient Rome, from Constantine and Cicero to Pliny the Elder and Amazonia, in a reference that is lavishly illustrated with reproductions of portraits, sculptures, and Renaissance paintings of ...

The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine

S. R. F. Price, Peter Thonemann - 2011 - History - No preview available
Shares revisionist insights into the influences of classical cultures, revealing the lesser-known roles played by ancient civilizations on shaping the modern West, in an account that also cites the contributions of world-shaping Greek and Roman ...

The Romans: From Village to Empire

Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J.. Gargola, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J. A. Talbert - 2004 - History - No preview available
A sweeping history of ancient Roman history ranges from the prehistoric settlements to the age of Constantine to chronicle the evolution of Rome from a single village community in the Italian peninsula to one of the most powerful empires in the ...