Roman History: From Romulus & the Foundation of Rome to the Reign of the Emperor Tiberius (Paperback)
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Short Description for Roman History Suitable for historians and students, this title traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It includes an introduction to Velleius' life and times as well as notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index.
- Published: 17 November 2011
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781603845915 ISBN 10: 1603845917
- Sales rank: 263,158
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This is an essential document for the study of Roman history. "Roman History" traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation - the first English language translation in nearly ninety years - seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction to Velleius' life and times, and to the literary context of his historical work, as well as generous and detailed notes on the text, a bibliography, map, glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an index.