Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Rome - from its origins as a small settlement on the Palatine Hill to its peak as an empire reigning over 90 million people, and its tumultuous decline.
Covering more than 1,000 years of history, and an empire that stretched from Scotland to Syria, Ancient Rome reveals in vivid detail all of the key political, cultural, and military events that shaped the Roman Empire and explores what it was like to live in a society that laid the foundations for many aspects of the modern world.
Sumptuous photography and engaging text cover every facet of life in ancient Rome, from art, entertainment, and fashion to engineering, medicine, and war, while detailed maps trace the rise of the mighty Roman Empire.
Step back in time as you explore the pages of this history book to discover:
- Themed spreads explore developments in areas such as sculpture, religion, warfare, and engineering.
- Includes tales of the most dramatic events and battles in Roman history, as well as profiles of influential historical and cultural figures.
- An optional 80pp reference section includes sections on rulers, gods and goddesses, and key sites.
Featuring Rome's greatest emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, as well as profiles of generals, historians, and influential women, Ancient Rome also delves into the fascinating stories of gladiators, bakers, and enslaved people. The most iconic buildings of Rome are brought to life with specially commissioned CGI recreations, while the stories of ordinary citizens, soldiers, and persecuted groups from across the empire are told with the help of illustrations, artefacts, and eyewitness accounts.
Beautifully illustrated and unparalleled in scope, Ancient Rome is the perfect book for anyone who is interested in this defining period of world history.