A History of Ancient RomeeBook - 2015
A sweeping, revisionisthistory of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists. -- S.P.Q.R.From the foundational myth of Romulus and Remus to 212 ce--nearly a thousand years later--when the emperor Caracalla gave Roman citizenship to every free inhabitant of the empire, -- S.P.Q.R.Like the best detectives, Beard sifts fact from fiction, myth and propaganda from historical record, refusing either simple admiration or blanket condemnation. Far from being frozen in marble, Roman history, she shows, is constantly being revised and rewritten as our knowledge expands. Indeed, our perceptions of ancient Rome have changed dramatically over the last fifty years, and S.P.Q.R., with its nuanced attention to class inequality, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, promises to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (606 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps