Pax: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age (Compact Disc)

Pax: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age By Tom Holland, Tom Holland (Read by) Cover Image
By Tom Holland, Tom Holland (Read by)
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The definitive history of Rome's golden age--an ultimate superpower at the pinnacle of its greatness The Pax Romana has long been shorthand for the empire's golden age. Stretching from Caledonia to Arabia, Rome ruled over a quarter of the world's population. It was the wealthiest and most formidable state in the history of humankind. Pax is a captivating narrative history of Rome at the height of its power. From the gilded capital to realms beyond the frontier, historian Tom Holland shows ancient Rome in all its glory: Nero's downfall, the destruction of Jerusalem and Pompeii, the building of the Colosseum and Hadrian's Wall, the conquests of Trajan. Vividly sketching the lives of Romans both ordinary and spectacular, from slaves to emperors, Holland shows that Roman peace was the fruit of unprecedented military violence. A stunning portrait of Rome's glory days, this is the epic history of the Pax Romana.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781668639948
ISBN-10: 1668639947
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Language: English