The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c. 1000-264 BC)

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Routledge, 1995 - History - 507 pages
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The beginnings of Rome, once thought to be lost in the mists of legend, are now being revealed by an ever-increasing body of archaeological evidence, much of it unearthed during the past twenty-five years. This new material has made it possible to trace the development of Rome from an iron-age village to a major state which eventually outstripped its competitors and became a Mediterranean power. The study of this period raises acute questions of historical method, demanding analysis of many different kinds of archaeological evidence in conjunction with literary sources. Professor Cornell uses the results of up-to-date archaeological techniques and takes current methodological debates into account. The Beginnings of Rome offers new and often controversial answers to major questions such as Rome's relations with the Etruscans, the conflict between patricians and plebeians, the causes of Roman imperialism and the growth of a slave-based economy.

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Review: The Beginnings of Rome: Italy from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars, Ca 1,000-264 BC (History of the Ancient World)

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(Note to publishers: 400+ pages of detailed arguments printed on glossy paper bound together into a heavy book are physically difficult to read. Honestly, I shouldn't need an anti-glare filter for a ... Read full review

Review: The Beginnings of Rome: Italy from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars, Ca 1,000-264 BC (History of the Ancient World)

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A very detailed source for the earliest period of Rome. Read full review

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Cornell is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

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