By Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt
Theodor Mommsen (d. 1903) used to be one of many maximum Roman historians of the 19th century, and the single one ever to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature. His repute 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 ebook represents that fab misplaced work.
In 1980 Alexander Demandt came across in an antiquarian bookstall an entire and specified handwritten transcript of the lectures at the Roman Empire, which Mommsen gave for a few years from 1863 to 1886, made by means of of his scholars. This transcript has been edited to supply the authoritative reconstruction of the booklet Mommsen by no means wrote, A background of Rome below the Emperors.
Barbara and Alexander Demandt have conscientiously edited the textual content and supplied particular annotation and explanatory references. For the English version, 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 talking readers.
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A History of Rome under the Emperors by Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt