The History of Rome, vol 1

From the Period Anterior to the Abolition of the Monarchy

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Author: Theodor Mommsen
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,919 / 328 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41
LoC Category: DG
Series: History of Rome
Downloads: 1,218
mnybks.net#: 4994
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History

Translated with the Sanction of the Author by William Purdie Dickson

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era saphos men eurein dia chronou pleithos adunata ein ek de tekmeirion on epi makrotaton skopounti moi pisteusai xumbainei ou megala nomizo genesthai oute kata tous polemous oute es ta alla.--

Thucydides.


CHAPTER I

Introduction


Ancient History

The Mediterranean Sea with its various branches, penetrating far into the great Continent, forms the largest gulf of the ocean, and, alternately narrowed by islands or projections of the land and expanding to considerable breadth, at once separates and connects the three divisions of the Old World. The shores of this inland sea were in ancient times peopled by various nations belonging in an ethnographical and philological point of view to different races, but constituting in their historical aspect one whole. This historic whole has been usually, but not very appropriately, entitled the history of the ancient world. It is in reality the history of civilization among the Mediterranean nations; and, as it passes before us in its succe

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