By Paul A. Zoch
The occasions and personalities of historical Rome spring to existence during this heritage, from its founding in 753 B.C. to the loss of life of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 180.Paul A. Zoch offers, in modern language, the historical past of Rome and the tales of its protagonists?such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero-which are so usually passed over from extra really good studies.With a watch element, Zoch courses his readers in the course of the army campaigns and political advancements that formed Rome’s upward thrust from a small Italian urban to the best imperial energy the area had ever identified. We witness the lengthy fight opposed to the enemy urban of Carthage. We persist with Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we notice the ebb and stream of Rome’s fortunes within the Hellenistic East. Writing with the assumption that such tales include ethical classes which are suitable this present day, Zoch offers a story that's either interesting and informative. An afterword takes the historical past to the autumn of the Roman Empire within the West in A.D. 476.
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They became alarmed and retreated; Tullus then routed the enemy. Mettius soon came to congratulate Tullus for the victory. Tullus thanked him, and asked him and his soldiers to join him at dawn for a purification ceremony. At dawn the Albans came and were seated closest to Tullus. The Romans, armed, then came into the meeting-place and surrounded the Albans. Tullus addressed the Romans, saying that he had not ordered the Albans to depart; he had lied about their departure so that the Romans would not lose hope and thus lose the battle.
The Res Publica: "Senatus Populusque Romanus" 32 7. Traitors and Heroes of the Early Republic 40 8. Class Conflict in Rome 50 9. Coriolanus, Cincinnatus, and Camillus 58 10. The Gauls Sack Rome 67 11. The Wars with the Samnites 76 12. King Pyrrhus' Pyrrhic Victories 86 13. The First Punic War 94 14. The Second Punic War 100 15. Rome Encounters the East 117 Page vi 16. The Gracchi: The Beginning of the End of the Res Publica 141 17. The War against Jugurtha and the Rise of Marius 149 18. The Italian Wars and the Career of Sulla 155 19.
The Julio-Claudian Emperors 240 25. The Flavian Emperors 259 26. D. D. C. D. C. D. 200. C. Only three students out of the class of twenty-two received the three points. The students giggled at their own ignorance of basic history. I realized that if even second-year Latin students do not know such basic information, few other high-school students doand I must confess that when I was in high school, I was not much better off. Such was the genesis of this book. Ancient Rome: An Introductory History cannot hope to compete in the quality and depth of its scholarship with the excellent histories written by world-renowned scholars such as Cary, Scullard, Mommsen, and Grant, by all those involved in the massive Cambridge Ancient History, and by others.
Ancient Rome: An Introductory History by Paul A. Zoch