Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks and also covers issues which still confront modern states as it traces Rome's evolution. Contains almost 100 illustrations, more than 30 maps, and 22 textual extracts which provide fascinating cultural observations made by the Romans themselves. By Mary Boatwright, Daniel Gargola, and Richard Talbert. Oxford University Press. Softcover. 544 pages.