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Ancient Rome
An Introductory History
$26.95 Paperback


In this revised and expanded edition of Ancient Rome, author Paul A. Zoch presents the history and mythology of Rome, from its legendary progenitor Aeneas to the death of the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius in 180 c.e. Zoch guides readers through the military campaigns and political developments that shaped Rome’s rise from a small Italian city to the greatest imperial power the world had ever known, and he includes stories about its protagonists—such as Romulus and Remus, Horatius, and Nero—that are often omitted from more specialized studies.

In Zoch’s retelling, the events and personalities of ancient Rome spring to life. We witness the long struggle against the enemy city of Carthage. We follow Caesar as he campaigns in Britain, and we observe the ebb and flow of Rome’s fortunes in the Hellenistic East.

Emphasizing both the political and moral lessons to be learned from Roman history—and that remain relevant today—Zoch gives readers a narrative that is both entertaining and informative. An afterword takes the history to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in 476 c.e.

About The Author

Paul A. Zoch, a Houston-based educator with thirty-one years of experience teaching Latin and ancient Roman history, is the author of Doomed to Fail: The Built-In Defects of American Education.


Reviews & Praise
“This introductory history catches the essence of wonderful stories come down to us from the ancient world. I wish that all historic stories were so well and clearly told.”—Southbridge Evening News

“Recommended for any high school student of Latin or Roman history.”—The Bookwatch

: “A concise, straightforward chronology of Roman history from the mythological founding of Rome to the reign of Marcus Aurelius.”—Booklist

“Offers a story-filled narrative of ancient Rome and is a good first book for readers.”—Houston Chronicle

Book Information
19 figures, 3 maps, 2 tables
312 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-6477-9
Kindle 978-0-8061-6643-8
e-pub 978-0-8061-6665-0
Published May 2020
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