The Grandeur That Was Rome Author:J.C. Stobart Rome was founded on seven hills and became a colossus whose power extended even to the innermost reaches of barbarian lands! How this empire grew, flourished, declined, and then collapsed is recounted in this colorful, scholarly work, from the early beginnings of the Republic to the last days of the Empire. Here unfolds the whole panorama of R... more »oman existence: political, administrative and economic affairs, art, literature, philosophy and religion, as well as domestic and social life. For the destiny and function of Rome was nothing more or less than the making of Europe.
The Grandeur That Was Rome is one of those rare, lucid and illuminating books which gives equal pleasure to the reader who is accustomed to sitting down with Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' and the student who knows no more of Rome than what he has gleaned from a textbook history. It is a masterpiece« less