The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
The complete 6-volume work, which covers from the reign of Marcus Aurelius to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Edward Gibbon was an English historian, and his book is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose.
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by William Smith, Eugene Lawrence - Harper & Brothers
This is a short history of Rome, from the earliest times to the establishment of the empire, with a continuation to A.D. 479. It covers geography of Italy and early inhabitants, the kings of Rome, the establishment of the republic, decemvirate, etc.
by John Lord - C. Scribner and company
Early Roman history is chiefly the detail of successful wars, aggressive and uncompromising, in which we see a fierce and selfish patriotism, an indomitable will, a hard unpitying temper, great practical sagacity, patience, and perseverance.
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by J. C. Stobart - Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.
Although a large part of this book is written from the original sources, it is a derivative history intended for readers who are not specialists. It gives a view of the whole course of ancient Roman History within the limits of a single volume.