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Old January 9th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Seek a good introductory book on Roman history


Hi,
My requirements:
1. covering the roman history from its very start till 5th ad century
2. covering not just political and militarty history, but also everyday life, literature, philosophy, science etc.
3. high/academic level. introduce also the sources and main historians' disagreements.
4. 300-600 pages
I enjoied Van de Meiroop's books on ancient egypt and near east. so something similar would be great.
thanks
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Old January 14th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #3
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Mary Beard's new book, SPQR, does not cover the entire time period, but much of it, and is very good.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 08:03 AM   #4
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Adrian Goldsworthy has a bunch of books out on Ancient Rome, including a couple of more general books.
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