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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome - Mary Beard
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780871404237 (0871404230)
ASIN: 0871404230
Publisher: Liveright
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
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4.0 Review of SPQR by Mary Beard
A really good survey of Ancient Roman History. I really like the author's writing style for this book. She not only delivers the history of the period, but she also explains why historians think certain things happened (or did not happen) the way we understand them. She provides the evidence and ...
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5.0 S.P.Q.R.
S.P.Q.R. is Mary Beard's look at, not how Rome fell, which many others have taken a stab at, but at how it rose. She covers Rome's "first millenium," ending in 212 AD, when the Emperor Caracalla extended Roman citizenship to all free inhabitants of the empire. The title takes its name from the La...
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2.0 Another disappointment unfortunately.
I had been super excited for this book after hearing about it on the news. Greek and Roman mythology had always fascinated me and a friend had recommended I minor in Classics since I had some of the classes required. Every once in a while I've picked up Roman history books and I thought it was a goo...
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