In this 1914 book, celebrated classicist Harold Mattingly provides a carefully selected yet wide-ranging history of the ancient world, from the Babylonians to the decline of the Western Roman Empire. Illustrated with thirty-five plates of ancient coins and sculptures as well as twelve maps, this text remains a useful overview of ancient history and literature for beginners and experts alike.
Preface; Introduction; 1. The beginnings of history; 2. Greece from the Dorian invasion to the end of the Persian wars; 3. Greece from 479-404 BC; 4. From the fall of Athens to the death of Philip, 404-336 BC; 5. From Alexander the Great to the appearance of Rome in the East; 6. Rome and the West down to c.200 BC; 7. The great age of Roman expansion, 202-79 BC; 8. The fall of the Republic; 9. The Roman Empire from Augustus to Diocletian; 10. The decline of the Roman Empire (Diocletian to Romulus Augustulus); Lists of kings; Key to the coin plates; Index.