Olivia Coolidge provides us with a panoramic view of Roman history through biographies of twelve of the most powerful, brilliant, influential, or well-placed men spanning 450 years of the Roman Empire: Cicero, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Vergil, Horace, Nero, Seneca, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletion, and Constantine. Her methodology is similar to that employed in Plutarch's Lives, but is focused across a wider range of history with a better perspective of the ultimate impact their experiences will prove to have on the ascension and endurance of the Empire. "The history of the Romans is to a large extent a history of the people. The heart of the Empire is Rome, a single city where every important person knows everyone else. it is also a city where character counts for much." -Olivia Coolidge What better way can the interplay of character and events be viewed than through the lives of those who shaped the Empire and ultimately Western European Civilization.
- Type: Paperback (Student/Stdy Gde)
- Category: > Home Schooling
- ISBN / UPC: 9780977900060/0977900061
- Publish Date: 4/1/2009
- Item No: 94389
- Vendor: American Home-School Publishing