This marvelous encyclopedia of Roman life provides access from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. Contains a myriad of topics in nine thematically arranged chapters with over 100 sub-topics; an extensive bibliography; more than 125 site-specific photos and line-drawings; and maps charting the expansion and contraction of Rome's territory. By Lesley and Roy Adkins. Oxford University Press. 404 pages.