Introductory books on Ancient Rome.
May 17, 2010 12:54 PM Subscribe
Looking for good introductory books on Ancient Roman history.
posted by vanitas to education (16 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I know next to nothing about the history of Ancient Rome and I'd like to change that. I'm not really sure where to start, though, because there's so much material out there and so much history to cover.
Can anyone offer a few good books that I start with to give me a basic knowledge base? I have no trouble reading 'real' history books - I read a lot on medieval and renaissance history in my spare time - but keep in mind I'm pretty clueless, so I don't want anything that assumes I know the big ideas already. Never even learned this stuff in high school, for some reason.
Any good documentaries/TV programs would be welcome, too.