Misjudged - James Chandler - A Short Summary and Review

Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World - Adrian Goldsworthy - A Short Summary and Review

 


A short summary of Pax Romana:

How Rome kept an empire at peace.

My favorite Adrian Goldsworthy quote from the book:

"Glory was important, not least because a belief in Rome's strength and power was the best way to deter attackers."


Questions to ponder while reading the book:

Did you realize how long (1,000 years) the Roman empire lasted?

Did you realize how much they improved the areas they conquered?

My review of Pax Romana:

Detailed, scholarly, but incredibly readable.

Well researched and thorough.

Rome was much more than its army.


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