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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bbc Pubns
Publication date April 28, 2008
Pages 447
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781846072840
ISBN-10 1846072840
Dimensions 1.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $18.95
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Summary
Focusing on six momentous turning points that helped to shape Roman history, this work charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower - a political machine unmatched in its brutality, its genius, its lust for power. It also covers powerful men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Constantine.
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Ancient Rome is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Focusing on six turning points in Roman history, Simon Baker's absorbing narrative charts the rise and fall of a political machine unmatched in its brutality, genius, and lust for power. From the conquest of the Mediterranean in the 3rd century BC to the destruction of the empire at the hands of barbarian invaders 700 years later, we discover the pivotal episodes in Roman history. At the heart of this account are some of the most powerful rulers in history—men like Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these legendary figures, Baker looks beyond the dusty caricatures to explore their real motivations, ambitions, intrigues, and rivalries. The superb narrative, full of energy and imagination, is a brilliant distillation of the latest scholarship and a wonderfully evocative account of ancient Rome.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780563493600
 
from Bbc Pubns (March 1, 2007)
9780563493600 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Focusing on the six turning points that helped shape Roman history, this book charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower - a political machine unmatched in its brutality and its lust for power.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781846072840
 
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from Bbc Pubns (April 28, 2008)
9781846072840 | details & prices | 447 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Focusing on six momentous turning points that helped to shape Roman history, this work charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower - a political machine unmatched in its brutality, its genius, its lust for power.

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