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The Rise of Rome
The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire by Anthony Everitt

A gripping account of the ascent of Rome – from agrarian backwater to capital of the world's greatest empire.

'An elegant, swift and faultless introduction to the subject' The Spectator

Starting with the founding myth of Romulus and Remus, Anthony Everitt charts Rome's development from its origins as a small market town in the 8th century BC, through various forms of patrician government, up to Caesar's victory in the Civil War that defeated the Roman Republic and paved the way for Augustus to transform republican oligarchy into imperial autocracy.

Using recent archaeological evidence and historical facts, and a wealth of legend and anecdote, Everitt shows how Rome grew – both internally, via ever more ambitious construction projects, and externally, through successful military campaigns.

As readable and accessible as it is authoritative and scholarly, The Rise of Rome is the perfect introduction to Roman history and civilization for the general reader.

Head of Zeus * Ancient History
01 Feb 2013 * 512pp * £8.99 * 9781781852071
An excellent guide... An elegant, swift and faultless introduction to the subject'
'[An] engaging work that will captivate and inform from beginning to end'
'An agreeable primer in ancient history'
Cleveland Plain Dealer
A riveting, magisterial account... [Everitt] tells the tale in a way that will galvanise, inform and enlighten modern readers'
Belfast Newsletter
Lively and readable... Roman history has an uncanny ability to resonate with contemporary events'
Anthony Everitt
Anthony Everitt
Anthony Everitt is a former visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University and previously served as secretary general of the Arts Council of Great Britain. He has written extensively on European culture and history, and is the author of Cicero, Augustus, Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome, The Rise of Rome, and The Rise of Athens. Everitt lives near Colchester, England's first recorded town, founded by the Romans.
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