When You Can't Stop Thinking About the Roman Empire

Statistically, 95% of librarians only think about the Roman Empire when asked a reference question about it.

Updated September 27, 2023
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Eyewitness Ancient Rome
James, Simon
Paper Book
Full-color photos. "An excellent glossy catalogue of entertaining information about a civilization of antiquity. Family life, household effects, cosmetics, sports, children's dress and games--all these and more are on display in eye-filling spreads. Either read chronologically or browsed through,...
SPQR : a history of ancient Rome
Beard, Mary, 1955-
Paper Book
In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand...
The rise of Rome : the making of the world's greatest empire
Everitt, Anthony
Paper Book
A gripping account of the ascent of Rome - from agrarian backwater to capital of the world's greatest empire.'An elegant, swift and faultless introduction to the subject' The SpectatorStarting with the founding myth of Romulus and Remus, Anthony Everitt charts Rome's development from...
Eyewitness Ancient Rome
James, Simon
Paper Book
Full-color photos. "An excellent glossy catalogue of entertaining information about a civilization of antiquity. Family life, household effects, cosmetics, sports, children's dress and games--all these and more are on display in eye-filling spreads. Either read chronologically or browsed through,...

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