This book would do well as a basic textbook for Ancient History 101.
In my opinion, Robin lane fox succeeds in writing history very thrillingly and keeps the reader enchanted during the course of this great ancient story.
It is arguable that the Latin-first Tacitus confused two Greek words, but, perhaps he did not.
Professor Lane Fox gives us this personal version of thousand years of ancient history, from the Greeks to the time of Emperor Hadrian. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
I think this is a very well-written history of the ancient world, but it is, sadly, a very lame and slipshod port to the kindle format. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tom
One of the best books I have purchased, as it explained the history of the great Caesars of Rome from the beginning to the last one.Published 10 months ago by John Dean
To write a book on this subject, an author requires a depth of knowledge that is not available to your average scribe and Lane Fox displays all the credentials for the task. Read morePublished 12 months ago by RR
A staggeringly comprehensive reading of the classical world; up-to-date in its review of modern scholarship; quaint and almost chaotic in its writing style, beginning with... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen Moody
Lane Fox's book is probably the best one volume history in English of the nine centuries centered on the Mediterranean that stretch from the "pre-classical classical" world of the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by ewaffle
Really well written, reads very fluently. Relative to other historic books that sometimes can be really hard and tiresome to read, this book reads like a novel. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by kristof
Robin Lane Fox has gathered the ancient world, from Homer to Hadrian, and parlayed it into 600 pages of perfection. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Carl Reddick
Granted the 900 year subject, this book is for the most part a page-turner. Professor Robin Lane Fox delivers thoughtful, scholarly and yet engaging history. Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by Marc Riese