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Ancient Rome A Definitive Visual Guide

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A definitive history of ancient Rome that tells the story of its dramatic rise and fall in rich visual detail
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, Ancient Rome reveals in vivid detail all 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 our modern world.

Sumptuous photography and authoritative, engaging text cover every facet of life in ancient Rome, from art, philosophy, and entertainment to engineering, medicine, and war, while detailed maps trace the rise of the mighty Roman Empire.

Featuring in-depth biographies of Rome’s greatest emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, as well as key figures such as generals, philosophers, and writers, Ancient Rome also delves into the fascinating stories of gladiators, bakers, and enslaved people. The streets and buildings of Rome are brought to life with specially commissioned CGI recreations, while momentous events such as the destruction of Pompeii are told with the help of illustrations, artifacts, 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.