The Penguin Historical Atlas Of Ancient Rome by Chris ScarreThe Penguin Historical Atlas Of Ancient Rome by Chris Scarre

The Penguin Historical Atlas Of Ancient Rome

byChris Scarre

Paperback | September 1, 1995

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More than fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire remains one of the most formative influences on the history of Europe. Its physical remains dot the landscape from Scotland to Syria. Its cities are still the great metropolises of the continent. Its law and institutions have shaped modern practice, and its ideal of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever since. Fully illustrated and featuring more than sixty full- colour maps, this atlas traces the rise and fall of the first great multinational state. It looks at its provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences; follows its foreign ward and internecine struggles; and charts its transformation into a Christian theocracy and its fall in 476.
Chris Scarre is Professor of Prehistory in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham.
Title:The Penguin Historical Atlas Of Ancient RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.9 × 7.15 × 0.35 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140513299

ISBN - 13:9780140513295

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahhhhhh....ROME!!! Ever since visiting Rome and seeing the Great Roman Forum, I have been fascinated by the Roman Empire. While it is ridiculous to believe that a 144 page book can provide detail about this massive, long-lived empire, this Penguin Historical Atlas does give a great overall view of the empire from its rise to its fall. The Atlas provides fascinating pictures, diagrams and maps of various aspects of the empire (e.g. buildings, battles, borders). These figures are especially handy when reading the plethora of other books out there that describe the empire, yet give no means to visualize it. Christopher Scarre also provides a nice Further Reading section which you will definitely use, because this book gets you hooked on Rome and you won't be able to get enough!!!
Date published: 2001-02-08

Table of Contents


Part I: From City to Empire
The Origins of Rome
The Unification of Italy
The Wars with Carthage
Rome's Conquest of the East
The Over-Mighty Generals
Caesar's Conquest of Gaul
Crossing the Rubicon
The Civil Wars
Shades of the Departed

Part II: The Imperial Regime
The New Order
The City of Rome under Augustus
Claudius and the Conquest of Britain
Nero and the Year of the Four Emperors
The Western Provinces
Three Western Cities
Vespasian and the Jewish War
Trajan's Wars
The Roman Army

Part III: The Imperial Peace
Hadrian's Travels
The Eastern Provinces
Three Eastern Cities
Writing and Literacy
Trade and Transport
The Roman Amphitheatre
Roman Spain
Guarding the Frontiers

Part IV: The Troubled Century
The Year of the Six Emperors
The Parthian Wars
The City of Rome under the Severans
Mystery Cults
Roman Africa
Three African Cities
The Empire at Bay
The West Breaks Away
The Rise and Fall of Palmyra

Part V: Restoration and Fall
Diocletian and the Division of Power
The Spread of Christianity
Constantine the Great
Technology and Engineering
A Fragile Prosperity
The Fall of the Western Empire
The Inheritors

Kings, Dictators and Emperors
Further Reading
Credits and Acknowledgements

From Our Editors

More than 15 centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire continues to profoundly influence world history. This atlas traces the empire's rise and fall, looking at its provinces and cities, trade and economy, armies and frontier defenses; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its lasting impact. Full color