By Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt
Theodor Mommsen (d. 1903) was once one of many maximum Roman historians of the 19th century, and the one one ever to be offered the Nobel Prize for Literature. His status rests on his History of Rome in addition to his paintings on Roman legislation and at the Roman provinces. however the paintings that might have concluded his historical past of Rome - which ran to the reign of Augustus - was once by no means accomplished. This e-book represents that fab misplaced work.
In 1980 Alexander Demandt came across in an antiquarian bookstore an entire and unique handwritten transcript of the lectures at the Roman Empire, which Mommsen gave for a few years from 1863 to 1886, made through of his scholars. This transcript has been edited to supply the authoritative reconstruction of the ebook Mommsen by no means wrote, A heritage of Rome less than the Emperors.
Barbara and Alexander Demandt have rigorously edited the textual content and supplied distinctive annotation and explanatory references. For the English variation, Professor Thomas Wiedemann has written an advent which surveys Mommsen's place and effect in 19th century German scholarship and introduces his paintings for English conversing readers.
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A History of Rome under the Emperors by Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt