The Beginnings of Rome

Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

By Tim Cornell

© 1995 – Routledge

528 pages

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Paperback: 9780415015967
pub: 1995-09-14
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About the Book

Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome.

The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as:

  • Rome’s relations with the Etruscans
  • the conflict between patricians and plebeians
  • the causes of Roman imperialism
  • the growth of slave-based economy.

Answering the need for raising acute questions and providing an analysis of the many different kinds of archaeological evidence with literary sources, this is the most comprehensive study of the subject available, and is essential reading for students of Roman history.

Reviews

'Cornell's is the most authoritative study of early Roman history to have been written by a single author since Beloch's Romanische Geschichte of 1926. The Beginnings of Rome is an authoritative, important, and timely book from which we are all benefiting, and from which much subsequent study of early Rome will start.' - The Classical Review

About the Series

The Routledge History of the Ancient World

Designed for undergraduate and upper-level school students, the volumes in this series provides a complete history of the ancient world.

From the beginning of recorded history to the end of the end of the sixth century AD, the series includes voumes on both the ancient near east, and on late antiquty.

Emphasis is put on the plentiful quotation of original source material in translation, and the full notes and bibliography enable students to pursue further topics independently.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General