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Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Matthew Bunson
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816082170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8217-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 937.06
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 828


Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended...a worthwhile purchase for academic and larger public libraries..."—Booklist, starred review

"The articles are readable and accurate..."—American Reference Books Annual


Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, Third Edition provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage of the people, places, events, and ideas of ancient Rome. Each entry has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to fully reflect recent advances in archaeology, historical and literary criticism, and social analysis. In addition, the scope has been expanded to include the entire history of ancient Rome, from the first founding of the city through the legendary hero Aeneas and his descendants Romulus and Remus around 753 BCE to the final collapse of Roman power in the fifth century CE. All of the entries in this updated resource now reflect not only the imperial era, but also the entire course of Roman history.

New front and back matter items have been added to this fascinating resource, including an appendix on the study of ancient Rome, a glossary, a historical overview section, and a geographical overview section.

Coverage includes:

  • Scipio Africanus
  • Tiberius Gracchus
  • Hannibal
  • The Incorporation of Hellenism
  • The Punic Wars
  • The Struggle of the Orders
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables. Stemmata of ruling families. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Matthew Bunson is the author of more than 30 reference and history books, including Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, and Encyclopedia of Catholic History. He has been a consultant for news organizations and networks such as NBC, BBC, USA Today, and A&E and has appeared on more than 100 radio programs.

Reviews and Awards

"...a dynamic, engaging reference on the culture, history, and people of Ancient Rome...A superb source of detailed, engaging information on the ever fascinating and often perplexing ancient Roman civilization...a handy reference for classics students and enthusiasts alike."

Library Journal

"...a valuable addition to high school and public library reference shelves."

School Library Journal

"...an excellent resource for school, public, and undergraduate libraries...useful...Recommended."


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