The World of Rome is an introduction to the history and culture of Rome for anyone seriously interested in the ancient world. It covers all aspects of the city--its rise to power, what made it great and why it still engages and challenges us today. Frequent quotations from ancient writers and numerous illustrations make this a stimulating and accessible introduction to ancient Rome. The book is particularly designed to serve as a background to Reading Latin (CUP 1986).
'With 400 richly illustrated pages, it is the most up-to-date general introduction to Roman life, history and culture available.' Daily Telegraph 'Books entitled 'An introduction to ... ' can so easily fail, if only because of the wealth of material to be covered. As an introduction to the Roman world, this volume succeeds and should be essential reading.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... stimulating and up-to-date ... I am sure many generations of students to come will have cause to be very grateful for the insight into the mindset of the Romans offered by this book.' JACT Review