Best Roman History Books?

Jan 2014
1,905
Florida
#2
A History of Rome Down to the Reign of Constantine is one of the, if not the best one volume history of Rome out there.

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Oct 2009
23,284
Maryland
#5
Anything by Adrian Goldsworthy is going to be a solid history. He's written biographies of Caesar, Augustus, and Antony and Cleopatra, as well as histories of the Roman army and the later Empire. How Rome Fell is a classic.
 
May 2015
21
Ohio
#6
Anything by Adrian Goldsworthy is going to be a solid history. He's written biographies of Caesar, Augustus, and Antony and Cleopatra, as well as histories of the Roman army and the later Empire. How Rome Fell is a classic.
I checked this guys books on my library's catalog and I have to say quite impressive looking. Certainly will be looking into his books.
 
Jan 2014
1,905
Florida
#7
I agree with Goldsworthy. One of the great things about him is that even though his works are aimed at a popular audience they are academically rigorous enough that you will see his books referenced in academic works. A rare combination that can only be achieved by the best of writers.
 
Jan 2014
1,717
Portugal
#8
Pierre Grimal is a great author too for Classical/Roman History.
Titles:
- Roman Empire
- Roman Civilization
- August's Century

He has also translations of classics, books about Latin language, and several many others.
 
Feb 2015
640
washington
#9
Anything by Adrian Goldsworthy is going to be a solid history. He's written biographies of Caesar, Augustus, and Antony and Cleopatra, as well as histories of the Roman army and the later Empire. How Rome Fell is a classic.
Couldn't agree anymore, I own two of his books(will soon buy a third) and they are both magnificently written. He knows what hes talking about and it shows.
 

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