The History of Rome by Theodor Mommsen, Dero A. Saunders

By Theodor Mommsen, Dero A. Saunders

"One of the imperishable books of history." — The heritage e-book membership Review. This abridged variation makes the nice German scholar's multi-volume paintings obtainable to a bigger viewers. Rivaling Gibbon, Macaulay, and Burckhardt in its scope and tool, it chronicles Roman society and govt from the second one century BC to the tip of the Republic and upward thrust of Julius Caesar — and helped earn Mommsen the 1902 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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