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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.
Wonderful exposition of what the classical world means for today. Great anecdotes and a generalist approach. For both the specialists and the curious.Published 1 month ago by James Simon
I've read much ancient history relevant to the Greeks and Romans. This is the best - comprehensive, detailed, easily read, and entertaining. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Janis A Hyatt
This book reads a bit like an older high school primer in this subject area. For a novice here, there is a great deal to learn but also a great deal is left out. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph Bishop
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 9 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 10 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 14 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 16 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 18 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 18 months ago by ewaffle