"A wonderful new textbook for my course on the Roman republic to Augustus. Fills a yawning gap. Nothing comparable exists."--William Turpin, Swarthmore College "Fresh, comprehensive, and up-to-date, this volume will meet a long-standing need among undergraduates and general readers for a new, stand-alone survey of Roman history. The authors strike a judicious balance between lively and well-paced narrative and thoughtful treatments of institutional and thematic topics. All in all, this is a tour de force of historical synthesis and a benchmark for the field."--Nathan Rosenstein, Ohio State University "At long last, we have a thorough, clearly written, well-informed, eminently sensible introduction to Roman History. Many of us have been waiting quite a long time for the appearance of such a book."--Thomas McGinn, Vanderbilt University.