Book Description

From Booklist Zoch, a high-school teacher of Latin and English, has written a concise, straightforward chronology of Roman history from the mythological founding of Rome to the reign of Marcus Aurelius. He effectively stresses both the political and the moral lessons we can learn from various episodes in Roman history, and he has a knack for breathing life into some of the more mundane topics in the classical period. This is not a work that history buffs will find especially informative, but it will provide the general reader, particularly at the undergraduate level, with a basic knowledge of the key events, personalities, and forces that shaped the republic and the early empire. Jay Freeman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more Review 'A story-filled narrative of ancient Rome, focusing on political and military history...[A] good first book for readers wanting to make the acquaintance of these cultural ancestors'.Houston Chronicle Read more See all Editorial Reviews