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The Origin of Empire

Rome from the Republic to Hadrian 264 BC–AD 138

David Potter

David Potter begins by describing Roman dominance in the Italian peninsula in the late summer of 264 BCE, as a Roman army was poised to cross the straits of Messina and begin the invasion of Sicily. His narrative follows Roman expansion through the next three centuries up to 138 CE and the death of the emperor Hadrian, who left a successful multi-ethnic, multi-cultural empire that stretched from northern England to Turkey and westward around the Mediterranean to Morocco.
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  • Publisher: Profile
  • Year: 2019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 233x150mm
  • ISBN: 9781846683879
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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