The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars

The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars

In the late Iron Age, Rome was a small collection of huts arranged over a few hills. By the third century BC, it had become a large and powerful city, with monumental temples, public buildings and grand houses. It had conquered the whole of Italy and was poised to establish an empire. But how did it accomplish this historic transformation? This book explores the development In the late Iron Age, Rome was a small collection of huts arranged over a few hills. By the third century BC, it had ...

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Title:The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars
Author:Kathryn Lomas
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Genres:History
ISBN:The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars Reviews

  • Jolomo
    Aug 01, 2018
    I enjoyed this book: Excellent use of recent archaeological evidence helps provide a clear picture of Roman consolidation of Italy. I wish the maps could have been a little more useful (topographical shading would have been nice) and more detail for the conflicts with Tarentum and Pyrr...
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    Aug 11, 2018
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  • Sonny
    Feb 23, 2018
    I liked this book a lot. It is a manageable look at the beginnings of Rome with more than a nod to the archaeological sources needed to understand the narrative. Most of the work being produced now looks at the decline of the Empire or at specific personalities of the Empire. I think L...
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    May 19, 2018
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  • Christopher
    Jan 19, 2019
    The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars charts the early origins of the the Roman Republic the Italian Iron Age through to the beginning of the first Punic War in 264 BC! :D Lomas does a great job of presenting the facts of the period as well as explaining areas that are ...
  • Will George
    Aug 02, 2018
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  • Chris Jaffe
    Jun 13, 2018
    This is a fine account of Rome from its earliest days until it had established itself as the dominant power on the Italian peninsula. It's a difficult task and it's largely guesswork, but Lomas does what she can with existing archeological sources as well as written ones. Her guesswork...
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    Dec 17, 2017
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  • Michael Shaw
    May 28, 2018
    It was impressively academic--open and honest about what we currently still don't know, while managing to tell a compelling story. I especially appreciated the focus on early Rome. Decline and fall may be an exciting story, but I find more inspiration in how, more than 2000 years a...
  • Lee
    Mar 20, 2018
    Rome probably can't be described without resorting to its myths (like Romulus and Remus) and Lomas spends many pages fitting these stories into her book of the rise of Rome. She starts Chapter 3 with this quote by Wiseman who was a professor of JK Rowlings: "Let us define a myth as a s...
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    Jul 30, 2018
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    Apr 09, 2018
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    Nov 17, 2018
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    Apr 04, 2018
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  • Joshua Jacobs
    Dec 16, 2018
    Didn't enjoy the beginning but otherwise very insightful with a great focus on archaeology, historiography and analysis of Livy and other Roman historians. ...
  • Chuck Abdella
    Nov 13, 2018
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  • Caspar Petermann
    Aug 26, 2018
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  • Dawid Łaziński
    Dec 28, 2018
    A very informative account of the history of Rome preceding the Punic Wars. What makes any good book on the subject extremely helpful is the fact that there is hardly any extant, reliable evidence preceding Gallic sack of Rome in 390BCE and the popular interest in its history is fixed ...
  • Robert Sale
    Feb 07, 2018
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    Dec 19, 2018
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  • Kevin Moynihan
    Aug 04, 2018
    Great book. Covers all the key topics. Published in 2018 as first volume in a series. Look forward to the second volume. ...
  • Gavin O'Brien
    Feb 15, 2018
    'How did Rome come to rule the Ancient Mediterranean' is a question which picks at the mind of many enthusiasts of the Classical World. Kathryn Lomas successfully tackles this question in her book demonstrating that Romes "manifest destiny" to to rule the civilized world was neither an...
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    Aug 04, 2018
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    Sep 19, 2018
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    Feb 16, 2018
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    Dec 29, 2018
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    Sep 11, 2018
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    Jun 23, 2018
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    Aug 28, 2018
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    Dec 27, 2018
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