In this book, the author presents his most important findings and ideas, including the argument that there really was a Romulus - a first king of Rome - who founded the city in the mid-eighth century BC, making it the world's first city-state as well as its most influential. Rome, Day One makes a powerful and provocative case that Rome was established - if not built - in a one-day ceremony and that Rome's first day was also Western civilization's. By Andrea Carandini. Princeton University Press. 208 pages.