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With that said I do recommend reading this book if you interested in reading of the origins of rome.
This book provided information I had not found in other research, as well as information which confirmed other research, showing me that its scholarship was good.
Maybe I've been too harsh, though I just don't feel the book merits 5 stars, for the reason stated above.
There's a ton of detail going on, but Everitt still allows the story and name to progress from one point in history to another. This was a great followup read to His book Augustus.Published 17 days ago by Heath E Tibbetts
A highly readable, compact review of the history of the Roman republic pre empire.Published 1 month ago by Harden
Cardboard people, unaccountable prejudices, and fairy-tale history. For what it's worth, I junked the book after reading it.Published 2 months ago by David Warren
I am a complete novice on reading this type of history. So, some of the references are lost on me. I think it is a well thought out and well written book, just wish it was really... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J L W
Not a huge number of books record the full history of Rome beside the wars with Carthage and the collapse of the Republic and early empire. This one does just that. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joshua M. Marahall
Where many histories of Rome prefer to focus on its fall or the transition of Classical to European Europe, Anthony Everitt offers a reading of Rome’s rise. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David S. Wellhauser