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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

By: BEARD, Mary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Liveright: 2016

Edition: Third PB Printing

Seller ID: 2140

ISBN: 1631492225

Condition: VG+


Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria. Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy? Classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization. . . 606 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm. A 'near new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Small, light crease to th... View more info