By: Adkins, Lesley & Adkins, Roy A.

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404 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations - photographs, maps, plans, drawings. "(P)rovides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., including information that is often hard to find and even harder to decipher. Organized thematically, nine chapters provide in-depth analysis of all aspects of Roman life: The Republic and the Empire; Military Affairs; Geography of the Roman World; Towns and countryside; Travel and trade; Literature and the arts; Religion; Economy and industry; Everyday life. The myriad topics covered include rulers; the legal and governmental system; architectural feats such as the famous Roman roads and aqueducts, Hadrian's Wall and the Colosseum; the Roman system of names; coinage, weights and measures; even typical Roman leisure pursuits. (A) unique look at a civilization whose art, literature, law and engineering influenced the whole of Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and beyond." Previous owner's (small) name stamp on the front pastedown, very light wrinkling at the top/bottom of the spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, a tiny dent on the spine, slight fading to the spine colour, light rubbing.