Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire
This book covers the origins of ancient Rome through to its decline in the fifth century CE. It is an invaluable introduction to the Roman world for novices and yet provides a strong narrative that is beneficial for the more experienced readers of ancient Rome.
It is highly readable and avoids unnecessary academic jargon that is present in many other books on the subject of ancient Rome. Highly recommended for anyone that would like an introduction into the cultural, political and military goings-on of ancient Rome.