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  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466492856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466492851
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,137,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Michael Mercier on December 26, 2010
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This book is a great place to start for those wishing to study the history that was Rome from geography and goverment, to people and events this gives a very good idea of Rome. though I must forworn the reader the illustrations from the book are not to be found on free kindle
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jetpack on September 29, 2011
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This is a review of the free Kindle version.

This book was written in 1890, but does a great job of summing up Roman history, the mythical history and lots of detail in just 2,730 locations. True, the illustrations aren't there, but for free this does a very good job of providing the framework. This book covers a number of things about Rome I hadn't read before, such as the history archs in Rome (surprising number still left) and the various types of priests.

Highly recommend to any history buff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gifford R. Zimmerman on May 11, 2012
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If you are looking for a straightforward, clearly-written recitation of the events associated with the 1000+ year history of Ancient Rome, this is hard to beat. Yes, it was written in the 1890s, and Pennel's perspectives are different from today's, but in a way that makes the book all the more interesting. It would be hard to cram that much history into a book the 174 paper-book-equivalent-page length of this Kindle book more efficiently and effectively than this one does.
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I found it easy to read and rather accurate. It would be a nice beginning to any study of the Romans.
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By Arthur J. Reardon on March 4, 2014
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A little short and quick to cover so much history but it does give a good overview of the Roman Civilization. Don't expect to go into details of the lives and times, however if you want to know most of the major players, events and flavors of the roughly 1000 years when Rome began and then ruled the world, this is very good. The book gives explanations and descriptions of the culture, politics, times, army setup and basic all-around feel for the era.

Worth reading, a lot of information in a relatively short book.
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By Donald on October 18, 2013
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Clearly written and logically presents the overall history of the Roman Empire. Good to read before taking on either Seutonius or Tacitus.
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A very good read for anyone interested in ancient Roman history, I recommend it. Reading this on the Kindle was great.
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This book is a good outline of Roman History, a good starting point for further study. Now I feel ready to tackle "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."
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