The Rise of Rome: From the Iron Age to the Punic Wars: 3 (History of the Ancient World)

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By the third century BC, the once-modest settlement of Rome had conquered most of Italy and was poised to build an empire throughout the Mediterranean basin. What transformed a humble city into the preeminent power of the region? In The Rise of Rome, the historian and archaeologist Kathryn Lomas reconstructs the diplomatic ploys, political stratagems, and cultural exchanges whereby Rome established itself as a dominant player in a region already brimming with competitors. The Latin world, she argues, was not so much subjugated by Rome as unified by it. This new type of society that emerged from Rome's conquest and unification of Italy would serve as a political model for centuries to come.

Archaic Italy was home to a vast range of ethnic communities, each with its own language and customs. Some such as the Etruscans, and later the Samnites, were major rivals of Rome. From the late Iron Age onward, these groups interacted in increasingly dynamic ways within Italy and beyond, expanding trade and influencing religion, dress, architecture, weaponry, and government throughout the region. Rome manipulated preexisting social and political structures in the conquered territories with great care, extending strategic invitations to citizenship and thereby allowing a degree of local independence while also fostering a sense of imperial belonging.

In the story of Rome's rise, Lomas identifies nascent political structures that unified the empire's diverse populations, and finds the beginnings of Italian peoplehood.

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Lomas' clear narrative and up-to-date archaeological knowledge is just the right combination to bring the fascinating story of the emergence of Rome as a world power to a wider audience.--Christopher Smith, Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Ancient History at St Andrews

This is an admirably clear and engagingly written book. It offers an impressively wide-ranging and up-to-date synthesis, and does an excellent job of situating the city-state of Rome and its rise to hegemony in their wider Italian context.--J.H. Richardson, Massey University

Lomas shows great skill in uncovering reliable and fascinating information about an obscure and poorly documented period of history and presenting it in a clear and straightforward way. Her book is unusual for its extensive use and up-to-date knowledge of archaeological evidence and for its distinctive emphasis on the Italian background to the rise of Rome.--Timothy Cornell, University of Manchester

Kathryn Lomas has excavated the complexities of myth, written sources, and archaeological stratigraphy to produce her clear historical synthesis of the political foundations of early Europe.--Simon Stoddart, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

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Kathryn Lomas is Honorary Research Fellow and part-time lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at Durham University.

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