This volume, based on the latest scholarship and research, is an ideal introduction to anyone interested in this important period of world history. Chapters and double-page spreads, richly illustrated in color, present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature. The book contains a comprehensive reference section that provides a brief chronology, a glossary of technical terms, biographies of key Roman figures, and a list of significant archaeological sites and collections. Edited by Greg Woolf. Cambridge University Press. 384 pages.