The History of Rome, Book II
The History of Rome is a multi-volume work by the German historian Theodor Mommsen. It was first published in the mid-19th century and remains one of the most influential works on ancient Rome to this day. The book covers the period from the founding of Rome to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Mommsen's writing is characterized by its attention to detail and its commitment to using primary sources to reconstruct the past.
One of the most notable features of The History of Rome is its focus on political and legal developments. Mommsen was particularly interested in the Roman Republic, which he saw as a crucial stage in the development of Western political thought. He was also interested in the role of law in Roman society, and he devoted significant attention to the development of Roman law and its influence on subsequent legal systems.
Despite its academic focus, The History of Rome is eminently readable and accessible to a general audience. Mommsen's writing is clear and engaging, and he has a talent for bringing the past to life. Overall, The History of Rome is a masterpiece of historical writing and an essential read for anyone interested in the history of ancient Rome.
- Publisher: Sophia Blunder
- Publish Date: Jan 23rd, 2024
- Pages: 332
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.69in - 1.70lb
- EAN: 9781835526224
- Recommended age: 13-18
- Categories: • Curiosities & Wonders• History - Europe