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A Short History Of Rome The Empire 44 B.C. - 476 A.D.
A Short History Of Rome The Empire 44 BC - 476 AD Author:Ferrero & Barbagallo A SHORT HISTORY OF ROME — The Empire — 44 B.C. - 476 A.D. — From the Death of Caesar to the Fall of the Western Empire — The Roman Empire, one of the greatest social and political accomplshments of man's long history, is a subject of endless fascination for modern readers. The grandeur of its cities and the fabled profligacy of its rulers, the exten... more »t of its dominion and the magnitude of its fall have imparted to it an unrivalled glamour. On the other hand, the details of the complex mechanics of simply keeping it running and in order from day to day exercise no less an attraction.
This excellent history presents all the main episodes in the five-hundred-year story of the Western Empire, offering detailed consideration where necessary, and framing it all within a viewpoint that brings perspective and significance to the many events and the people who made them. The triumvirate, Antony and Cleopatra, Actium, Augustus, Tiberius, Sejanus, Caligula, Claudius, Messalina, Nero, the burning of Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Heliogabalus, Diocletian, Constantine, the Catholic and Eastern Churches, Alaric, the Vandals, Attila the Hun, and the final catastrophe are all related to each other in a progressive narrative that provides a key to Rome's positon in history.« less