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    If you like me don't know much about the Roman Republic the Roman Empire it spawned or the impact of Roman culture on the subseuent millennia beyond what you saw on television when men in golden breastplates flogged and sta

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    Simon Baker's Ancient Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a good introduction to Roman history covering various key points in the history of Rome Probably not the same key points that someone else would choose but he makes a decent case for the importance of each stop on the tour Some people's reviews say that if you have the most basic grasp of Roman history this is too simple I wouldn't say so I have a GCSE and an A Level in classic

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    Given the length of the Roman Empire and as advertised this book covers the origins of the empire from a small city state its breadth its complexity and its historical importance it is impossible to go in depth in a book of this length Roman specialists should find a lengthier detailed book but for those who are new to R

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    After reading Mary Beard's SPR which was focused on dispelling some of the myths surrounding Rome's history and shedding light upon the lives of ordinary people I wanted to learn a bit about the big legendary characters and the huge events that shaped the ancient world This book delivered big timeInitially I wasn't sure if the format will

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    This book gives a condensed overview of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire in one sweep using six key moments to tell the epic story of one of the greatest Empires the world has ever seen Considering this history spans over 700 eventful years one needs to accept from the onset that even the best account of its history will in some way or a

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    I had an interest in learning about the general history of the Roman Empire and I didn't want to read a textbook either This book was definitely the answer becuase it read like a novel and made reading a history book entertaining T

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    The book accompanies a BBC TV series with the same name focussing on six major events in Roman history The revolution triggered by Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus around 130BC as the tribune of the people starting the processes which led to power

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    In her foreword Mary Beard seems to think Rome was a democracy ended by Caesar It wasn't never was I thought it was Tiro published Cicero's letters The first settlement was of shepherds' huts on the Palatine c 1000 BC Romulus is about as historical as King Arthur or Moses Only the last three kings may be The primary loyalty of ari

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    In the book Ancient Rome by Simon Baker there are many different stories of many leaders of Rome The book tells us of how the Roman Empire came to be and what happened to it The book is made up of great tales about

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    Simon Baker describes Ancient Rome by providing accounts of some of Rome’s most important leaders The book starts with the birth of Rome and describes the story of Aeneas and his journey to found it It then describes the first Roman revolutions and the assault on Carthage Then the story of Caesar made famous

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This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history Welcome to. 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Ey the Great Julius Caesar Augustus Nero and ConstantineThe superb narrative full of energy and imagination is a brilliant distillation of the latest scholarship and a wonderfully evocative account of Ancient Rome. In her foreword Mary Beard seems to think Rome was a democracy ended by Caesar It wasn t never was I thought it was Tiro published Cicero s letters The first settlement was of shepherds huts on the Palatine c 1000 BC Romulus is about as historical as King Arthur or Moses Only the last three kings may be The primary loyalty of aristocrats was to their clans not the state The symbol of the authority to punish disobedience was fasces The senate was advisory like the Athenian council in assemblies the people made the laws and elected officials The Romans destroyed Carthage in bad faith The army was a militia of citizens The widening gap between the poor with no property to fight for and the rich bred civil dissent as today The only effective part of the people was the mob in Rome who could be bribed Caesar was motivated by a sense of his own dignity To be treated as a criminal after winning Gaul was beneath it as it would be beneath anybody s Pompey had no choice on Caesar s advance but to make a tactical retreat from Rome Being the richest man ever Augustus could afford to pay for the Games of the Ages which made believe the republic was restored while establishing his autocracy Not unlike our 1689 revolution the senate let Octavian stand for consul like a parliament without a king elected a king who legitimised it as a parliament Any independent candidate for consul was executed for sedition as in China today He regularised the army costing over half the annual income from taxation putting paid to the conuest of Germany after the loss of three legions there Egypt was the jewel in their imperial crown as India was in ours Augustus condemned his own daughter to die of malnutrition Aristocratic families intermarried to preserve power as in my day the marriage of Catherine Wheatley was arranged to Tam Dalyell Claudius was not descended from Augustus so bumped off thirty five senators and two hundred knights who were A poisoned feather was inserted down his throat Nero had his twenty year old wife suffocated Christians crucified bodies were torched Not a citizen Jesus was crucified for seditiously stirring up a riot whereas Paul who was got off unless Nero nailed him Although uite without proof the historian says David founded the so called holy city where Jewish nationalists slaughtered a left behind cohort The aristocratic Josephus organised the rebellion He prophesied Jotapata would fall on the forty seventh day of siege also that the future emperors were before him Four thousand Jews were killed at Gamala The Jews made believe the Romans would concede Judaea s independence Starving Jews surrendering killed themselves eating food British troops relieving concentration camps hadn t learnt from history Looting the temple couldn t pollute disbelieving Romans The historian s prejudiced Jerusalem was razed and sixty years later rebuilt as Aelia Capitolina from which Jews were banned Trajan had an increasingly noble forehead as Sartre would ve put it Executions of Xians were an accepted procedure though Trajan advised against too close inuiry of their antecedents if they renounced Constantius pragmatically decided persecution didn t help him govern the western empire without of course consulting any other tetrarch especially not Galerius the Augustus of the eastern empire who d tried bumping off his son Maxentius was hoist by his own petard at the Milvian Bridge and Constantine believed he owed his success to the Xian god His courtiers uite rightly ignored his Xian lecturing At the battle of Chrysopolis it is said one hundred thousand of Licinius men were killed Arius argued god was eternal and indivisible the son was subseuent therefore not eternal and not god a good argument if you accept he premiss On the sack of Rome Augustus fantasised only the city of god in heaven was eternal The western empire fell because there were too many barbarians at once and too much land lost and rendered agriculturally unproductive for tax purposes in order to fund the army