Ancient Rome history books

Here you will find a list of recommended ancient Rome history books by period of ancient Roman history: We will be adding more books in the future, so make sure you come back to this page and that you add your email to our mailing list.

Period: Roman Kingdom (753 - 509 BC)

During the Roman Kingdom, kings were elected by the people for life. No Roman king ever took power by force.

Period: Early Roman Republic (458 - 274 B.C.)

The Early Roman Republic saw revolt and the expulsion of King Tarquinius Superbus in 509 BC. About one hundred years after the beginning of the Roman Republic, in 400 BC, Rome was attacked by the Gauls.

Period: The Mid-Republic (275 - 148 BC)

During the Mid Republic, Rome fought the three Punic Wars and conquered the Greek kingdoms in the east.

Period: Late Republic (147 - 27 BC)

The Late Republic saw a slave revolt, Sulla marching into Rome, Caesar's military conquest of Gaul, the Triumvirate and ended with Mark Antony and Cleopatra committing suicide in Egypt.

Period: Roman Principate (27 BC - 284 AD)

The Roman Principate started with Emperor Augustus and saw emperors such as Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Trajan and Hadrian. Jesus' crucifixion also took place during this period.

Period: Roman Dominate (284 - 476 AD)

The Roman Dominate started with the reign of Diocletian. Emperor Constantine reigned from 306 AD to 337 AD and is mainly remembered for converting Rome to Christianity.

Period: Eastern Roman Empire (476 - 1453 AD)

The Eastern Roman Empire also known as the Byzantine Empire lasted for close to 1,000 years. The Byzantine Empire was the largest economic and cultural union and was also the strongest military force in Europe.

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