BOOK REVIEW: The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction by Brian Campbell
THIS book captures the scope and importance of Roman history accurately and briefly (compared to other comprehensive histories of Rome). Campbell uses a wide variety of images to supplement his writing in a smooth fashion, aiding the reader at the perfect moments. The material is dense enough to learn and think about it more in depth, but not too dense for the typical reader. Highly recommended to new and old students of Roman history.
While 250 pages may not be brief to most readers, the scope of the book is to summarize over 1,000 years of history in an efficient manner while taking the time to highlight important events, people, and places – all of which the book does perfectly.