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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.
One last point: in the middle of the book, to one's surprise, there is a really good, if short, selection of colour plates!
I love Everitt's other books, but this one needed a good editor. There are problems with chronology and clarity, so the reader must expect to spend a great deal of time, in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William H. Coffin
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 2 months ago by Heath E Tibbetts
I loved this book. I lived in Italy for 2.5 years and became interested in Roman history. The Rise of Rome provides the reader with an engaging and interesting account of the most... Read morePublished 3 months ago by KG
A highly readable, compact review of the history of the Roman republic pre empire.Published 3 months ago by Harden
Very detailed. If you're a history buff, this is for you.Published 3 months ago by Daniel A. Jorvig
Cardboard people, unaccountable prejudices, and fairy-tale history. For what it's worth, I junked the book after reading it.Published 4 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 5 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 5 months ago by Joshua M. Marahall