- Series: Routledge Classics
- Paperback: 520 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415522277
- ISBN-13: 978-0415522274
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #781,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A History of the Roman World: 753 to 146 BC (Routledge Classics) 1st Edition
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About the Author
H. H. Scullard (1903-1983) taught at New College Oxford from 1935 to 1939 before becoming Professor of Ancient History at King’s College London. His many books include the Oxford Classical Dictionary and From the Gracchi to Nero which is also in the Routledge Classics series.
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I find myself attracted to periods of history which contain larger than life personalities though this probably means I'm an inferior, simple-minded student of history. Thus for example I enjoy reading different modern accounts of the same period: the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire. It seems a fair number of people share my predilection. I advise those people to stick with this book. Once Scullard reaches the invasion of Pyrrhus of Epirus, the narrative starts to sing. Scullard's lengthy, detailed account of the Punic Wars forms the heart of this book, and it is obvious this period was Scullard's favorite (along with anything to do with elephants).
Scullard is determined (obsessed, even) to present the varied opinions of historians on controversial historical issues. But he almost always tells you which way he leans, and the book is replete with citations and references if you wish to investigate a particular issue or argument.
I had only one issue with the digitization of this book. For a small number of endnotes, I would estimate about ten, you can tap the link in the text proper to take you to the endnote, but the corresponding number in the endnote, which you can normally tap to return to your place in the text, is just plain text and does not function as a link. Kind of annoying, but not a dealbreaker.
It's all good. I can still read it as long as I am careful and, as I wrote, the price was pretty dang good!