The Book of the Ancient Romans

by Dorothy Mills Author

(From Amazon): The Book of the Ancient Romans is an introduction to the history and civilization of Rome from the traditional date of the founding of the city to its fall in ad 476. Miss Mills again makes history a vital thing and historians, statesmen, and poets of the ancient world living figures. She has an uncanny and unique ability to write history that is interesting and at the same time based on sound scholarship. Her direct, engaging approach is valued increasingly by the many parents in our day who are looking for reliable materials for home school study. With this book is concluded the series on the ancient world. The spirit of a nation is expressed and its history is recorded in three ways: in its political history, in its literature, and in its art. The author's aim in her two books on the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Romans, has been to use such parts of the political history of the Greeks and Romans, of their literature, and of their art as seem to have been the outward and visible signs of the spirit that inspired them. Dawn Chorus publishes these other books by Dorothy Mills: The Book of the Ancient World; The Book of the Ancient Greeks; The People of Ancient Israel; The Middle Ages; and Renaissance and Reformation Times.


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Chapter/Chapter Sections

  • 1 The Land of Italy
  • 2 The Early Peoples of Italy
  • 3 The Founding of Rome
  • 4:1 Romulus
  • 4:2 Numa Pompilius
  • 4:3 Tullus Hostilius
  • 4:4 Ancus Marcius
  • 4:5 Lucius Tarquinius Priscus
  • 4:6 Servius Tullius
  • 4:7 Tarquinius Superbus
  • 5 Roman Society in the Days of the Kings
  • 6:1 Wars Against the Tarquins
  • 6:2 Rome and the Volscians and Aequians
  • 6:3 Rome and the Etruscans
  • 6:4 The Invasion of the Gauls
  • 6:5 The Latin War
  • 6:6 The Samnite Wars
  • 6:7 The War with Pyrrhus
  • 7:1 How Rome Ruled Herself
  • 7:2 How Rome Ruled Italy
  • 8 The Character and Religion of the Early Romans
  • 9:1 Carthage
  • 9:2 The First Punic War
  • 9:3 The Second Punic War
  • 9:4 The Destruction of Carthage
  • 10 Other Conquests in the Mediterranean World
  • 11 How Rome United the Mediterranean World
  • 12:1 Rome in 133 B.C.
  • 12:2 The Reformers: The Gracchi
  • 12:3a Marius
  • 12:3b The Struggle Between Marius and Sulla
  • 12:3c The Rule of Sulla
  • 12:4 The Struggle Between Pompey and Caesar
  • 13:1 Julius Caesar
  • 13:2 The End of the Republic
  • 14 Augustus and the Golden Age of Rome
  • 15:1 The City of Rome
  • 15:2 The Roman House
  • 15:3 Roman Dress
  • 15:4 Roman Amusements
  • 16:1 The Debt of Rome to Greece
  • 16:2 The Roman Schoolboy
  • 17:1 The Roman Gentleman
  • 17:2 The Roman Lady
  • 17:3 The Slaves and Working People of Rome
  • 18 The Writers of the Augustan Age
  • 19:1a Tiberius
  • 19:1b Caligula
  • 19:1c Claudius
  • 19:1d Nero
  • 19:2a Vespasian
  • 19:2b Titus
  • 19:2c Domitan
  • 20:1 Nerva
  • 20:2 Trajan
  • 20:3 Hadrian
  • 20:4 Antoninus Pius
  • 20:5 Marcius Aurelius
  • 21:1 Decay of the Old Roman Religion
  • 21:2 Stoics and Epicureans
  • 21:3 The Mystery of Religions
  • 21:4a The First Centuries of Christianity
  • 21:4b The Early Church
  • 22:1 Rome the Conqueror of the World: The Roman Army
  • 22:2 Rome the Ruler of the World: Roman Law and Unity
  • 22:3a Roman Architecture
  • 22:3b Language and Literature
  • 22:3c Roman Roads and Commerce
  • 23:1 The Soldier Emperors
  • 23:2 Diocletian and the Division of the Empire
  • 23:3 Constantine the Great
  • 24:1 The Barbarian Invaders
  • 24:2 The Fall of Rome
  • 25 The Preservation of the Ancient Heritage

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