The First Century: Emperors, Gods and Everyman
The dawn of the first century saw Rome ascend to its fullest glory, Christian missionaries reaching India, the building of the pyramids in Mexico, and Buddhism being welcomed at the Chinese imperial court. William Klingman has written this engrossing history of the major events and people at the time of Jesus, the Roman Empire, and the Han Dynasty. Illustrated.
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PROLOGUE The King of the Jews
Rome and Rhodes 14 c b
Jerusalem 9 c e
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