Learn how the Romans built roads, why the baths were so popular, how Roman physicians healed the sick, why the army was so efficient, and how wine was made. Discover how sea battles were staged in the colosseum, what Roman children learned at school, how Roman society was organized, and much, much more.
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Review: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An EmpireUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
Baker achieves a phenomonal task, making the full history of Roman times, from grubby backwater to shabby and splintered empire via glorious republic. Would recommend to anyone seeking a broad yet brilliant introduction. Read full review
Review: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An EmpireUser Review - DelphicGray - Goodreads
A very easy and accessible read on ancient Roman history. I appreciated that there were end-notes crediting references, however I would have preferred foot-notes so as not to have to be turning back ... Read full review