Dyson, Stephen L., (1985). The Creation of the Roman Frontier. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
Hadrian’s Wall symbolizes the Roman frontier. Massive and permanent, it separates the world of Rome from that of the barbarian. This wall in the north of England and remains of the limes along the Rhine and Duane Rivers have created the image of the Roman frontier as basically a fortified barrier. Yet walls and forts were only part of a larger diplomatic, military, political, social, and economic system that embraced both sides of the frontier and created a gradual transition from Roman to non-Roman society.
Lewis, Naphtali, (1955). Roman Civilization; selected readings, edited with an introd. and notes, by Naphtali Lewis & Meyer Reinhold. New York: Columbia University Press
Roman literature began in 240 b.c., it historiography shortly thereafter. Thus, the history of Rome did not begin to be systematically written until the end of the third century b.c., when Rome had already become the dominating force in the Mediterranean affairs. Before that time Greek historians had directed only scant attention to the institutions and growing might of the city on the seven hills.
Hamilton, Edith. (1963). The Roman Way. New York: Norton & Co.
Roman comedy plays the same role that all comedy everywhere plays. It takes us behind the scenes of history’s stately drama. In Plautus’ mirror the curious may see how that austere fixed in our minds from early schoolroom days, the Ancient Romans appeared to view when he was out to be amused.
Balsdon, John Percy Vyvian Dacre. (1979). Romans and Aliens. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
And what people! In virtue, all the world over, Rome had no rival. She had produced more... [continues]
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