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The Rise of Rome

From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars

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$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674659650

Publication: February 2018


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 color illustrations, 31 line illustrations, 8 maps

Belknap Press

History of the Ancient World

North America only

Lomas shows great skill in uncovering reliable and fascinating information about an obscure and poorly documented period of history and presenting it in a clear and straightforward way. Her book is unusual for its extensive use and up-to-date knowledge of archaeological evidence and for its distinctive emphasis on the Italian background to the rise of Rome.—Timothy Cornell, University of Manchester

This is an admirably clear and engagingly written book. It offers an impressively wide-ranging and up-to-date synthesis, and does an excellent job of situating the city-state of Rome and its rise to hegemony in their wider Italian context.—J.H. Richardson, Massey University

Lomas’ clear narrative and up-to-date archaeological knowledge is just the right combination to bring the fascinating story of the emergence of Rome as a world power to a wider audience.—Christopher Smith, Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Ancient History at St Andrews

Kathryn Lomas has excavated the complexities of myth, written sources, and archaeological stratigraphy to produce her clear historical synthesis of the political foundations of early Europe.—Simon Stoddart, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge