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Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome   By: (1854-1909)

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Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome by F. Marion Crawford takes readers on a captivating journey through the ancient city of Rome. This historical anthology successfully weaves together a series of narratives, transporting readers back to the glorious days of the Roman Empire.

The book is divided into several chapters, each focusing on a different period in Roman history. From the founding of Rome to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Crawford skillfully unfolds the fascinating tales of the city's rise and subsequent decline. Through meticulous research and a keen understanding of historical events, the author creates a vivid depiction of everyday life in ancient Rome.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its ability to transport readers to a bygone era. Crawford's vivid descriptions and attention to detail bring the bustling streets of ancient Rome to life. From the awe-inspiring Colosseum to the opulent palaces of the emperors, readers are immersed in the grandeur and splendor of Rome's architectural marvels.

Moreover, the book delves into the lives of both the common people and the ruling elite, providing a well-rounded understanding of Roman society. Crawford skillfully highlights the stark contrast between the lavish lifestyles of the aristocracy and the struggles faced by the lower classes. This juxtaposition adds depth to the narrative, allowing readers to form a more nuanced perspective on the complexities of ancient Roman society.

In addition to its immersive storytelling, Ave Roma Immortalis also serves as a valuable historical resource. Crawford incorporates a wealth of primary sources and references to ancient texts, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the events and figures that shaped Rome's history. The inclusion of relevant artwork and maps further enhances the book's educational value.

While the book overall is a compelling read, some chapters may be more engaging than others. Certain sections delve into intricate political and military details, which may be overwhelming for readers less familiar with Roman history. Additionally, the author occasionally digresses into tangents unrelated to the main narrative, which may disrupt the flow of the story for some readers.

Despite these minor drawbacks, Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome is a captivating and informative read for anyone interested in the history of Rome. F. Marion Crawford's eloquent prose and meticulous research bring the ancient city to life, painting a vivid portrait of its triumphs, struggles, and eventual fall. This anthology is a fitting tribute to the eternal city, and a testament to the enduring legacy of ancient Rome.

First Page:

AVE ROMA IMMORTALIS

STUDIES FROM THE CHRONICLES OF ROME

BY

FRANCIS MARION CRAWFORD

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I

New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD.

1899

All rights reserved

Copyright, 1898, By The Macmillan Company.

Set up and electrotyped October, 1898. Reprinted November, December, 1898.

Norwood Press J. S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME I

PAGE

THE MAKING OF THE CITY 1

THE EMPIRE 22

THE CITY OF AUGUSTUS 57

THE MIDDLE AGE 78

THE FOURTEEN REGIONS 100

REGION I MONTI 106

REGION II TREVI 155

REGION III COLONNA 190

REGION IV CAMPO MARZO 243

REGION V PONTE 274

REGION VI PARIONE 297

LIST OF PHOTOGRAVURE PLATES

VOLUME I

Map of Rome Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

The Wall of Romulus 4

Palace of the C├Žsars 30

The Campagna and Ruins of the Claudian Aqueduct 50

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