'For anyone with a serious interest in the Roman world, this is the book to get'. The Sunday Telegraph
'This is the only book to read on this complex history.' Good Book Guide
'As an overview and a thematic arrangement it is often excellent.' JACT Review
From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. This new history aimed at the general reader, authored by a team of leading international academics under an eminent historian and richly illustrated in colour, examines Rome's sense of self and its place in the wider world, and vividly explores a broad range of topics, including religion, Rome's relationship with Greece, warfare and Empire, and science and culture.