The Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of the Major Writings (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) (3rd Edition)
The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensivecollection of ancient sources for Roman history available in asingle English volume. After a general introduction on Romanhistorical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greekand Roman historians and biographers trace the history of Rome overmore than a thousand years: from the city’s foundation by Romulusin 753 B.C.E. (Livy) to Constantine’s edict of toleration forChristianity (313 C.E.)Selections include many of the high points of Rome’s climb toworld domination: the defeat of Hannibal; the conquest of Greeceand the eastern Mediterranean; the defeat of the Catilinarianconspirators; Caesar’s conquest of Gaul; Antony and Cleopatra; theestablishment of the Empire by Caesar Augustus; and the "RomanPeace" under Hadrian and long excepts from Tacitus record thehorrors of the reigns of Tiberius and Nero.The book is intended both for undergraduate courses in Romanhistory and for the general reader interested in approaching theRomans through the original historical sources. Hence, excerpts ofPolybius, Livy, and Tacitus are extensive enough to be read withpleasure as an exciting narrative. Now in its third edition,changes to this thoroughly revised volume include a new timeline,translations of several key inscriptions such as the Twelve Tables,and additional readings. This is a book which no student of Romanhistory should be without.