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 single 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 legislations and at the Roman provinces. however the paintings that will have concluded his background of Rome - which ran to the reign of Augustus - was once by no means accomplished. This e-book represents that groovy misplaced work.
In 1980 Alexander Demandt came across in an antiquarian bookstall a whole and exact handwritten transcript of the lectures at the Roman Empire, which Mommsen gave for a few years from 1863 to 1886, made by way of of his scholars. This transcript has been edited to supply the authoritative reconstruction of the booklet Mommsen by no means wrote, A historical past of Rome below the Emperors.
Barbara and Alexander Demandt have rigorously edited the textual content and supplied special annotation and explanatory references. For the English variation, Professor Thomas Wiedemann has written an creation which surveys Mommsen's place and impact 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