Cover: The Roman Empire in PAPERBACK

The Roman Empire

Second Edition

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PAPERBACK

$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674777705

Publication Date: 08/11/1995

Short

384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

illustrations

United States and its dependencies only

This sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 BC to AD 235 has three purposes: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army camps; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Colin Wells’s vivid account is now available in an up-to-date second edition.

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