First published in 1949, this is a Penguin ( Pelican ) reprint edition, 1955, in the classic pale blue and white Pelican covers.
In Very Good condition , binding tight, covers clean, only light age tanning.
This is a short analysis of the most distinctive features of Roman civilization from the founding of Rome until its decline as an empire. It discusses customs, politics, philosophy, religious attitudes , urbanism and the system of law that the Romans bequeathed to the world. As the author writes ' the study of the past is of vital importance for the understanding of ourselves, and that the essence of Roman genius and character is no mean part of that study'