Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 October 2013

396 Pages | 98 illustrations

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199987559

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A Brief History of the Romans

Second Edition

Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Noel Lenski, and Richard J.A. Talbert

New to this Edition:

  • Extends coverage by about 200 years, to approximately 500 CE, with two new chapters: Chapter 13: "The Rise of Christianity and the Growth of the Barbarian Threat" Chapter 14: "The Final Years of the Western Empire and Rome's Revival in the East"
  • Combines chapters 1 and 2 into one chapter, "Archaic Italy and the Origins of Rome"
  • Includes an eight-page, full-color insert featuring fifteen color plates
  • Integrates more coverage of women, religions, and cultural history throughout
  • A Companion Website at offers resources for students and instructors