The 10 Best Books About the Roman Empire - For Reading AddictsRome is one of the most magical cities you can visit. It reverberates with echoes of its colourful, chaotic history, and every trip is guaranteed to turn up something new for you to discover. According to legend, the city was founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus on April 21 st BC — an anniversary still celebrated to this day. Fortunately, the city has proven irresistible throughout history, with chroniclers, biographers, and historians all looking to make sense of the eternal city. Here are 5 books, ancient and modern, that could help give you a head-start in understanding the city of 7 hills.
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Quo Vadis A Roman general falls in love with a Christian hostage in this epic that includes the burning of Rome, the crucifixion of St. Username or Email Address. A lapsed sometimes irreverent Catholic discovers the roots of Christianity in Vatican City.
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As besg secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them along with eyewitness accounts to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history! Throughout this period the geographical borders constantly changed, Spartacus, sometimes Europe dominated it. F. The Course of Honor by Lindsey Davis 4.
To learn more about Rome past and present, check out a few of these books and films. And see our similar lists for elsewhere in Europe. Gene Openshaw is the co-author of the Rick Steves Rome guidebook. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Share. This warts-and-all illustrated guide to the most significant popes in history is a readable best seller. Baker chronicles the rise and demise of the great Roman Empire and its powerful leaders.