“Ancient Rome I” provides an overview of the origins and growth of the Roman Empire up to the First Triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Special emphasis is given to the sociology of life in Ancient Rome—the lives of ordinary women, children, and families—as well as to the great political and cultural achievements which shaped the course of the Western world. Internal and external conflicts are also vividly documented in this richly illustrated text. Challenging map exercises and review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are included.