As the only single volume, comprehensive, thematic-chronological Roman reader available, this volume presents a selection of historical documents from the founding of Rome to its fall. It is designed to provide enthusiasts of history and civilization with a balanced selection of readings illustrating the social, cultural, political and military history of Rome. Visual Documents provide a unique view of explanatory essays.
The volume examines Rome of the kings, culture of the Roman Republic, war and warfare in the Republic, society and culture in the Republic, The Roman Revolution, Augustus and the Principate, Roman peace, religion and culture in the Roman Empire, daily life in the Roman Empire and the transformed empire.
For those interested in a thorough, readable look at the social and cultural history of Rome.