Solid book if you are either an enthusiast of ancient Roman architecture or a tourist wanting to know something of the history behind the multitude of ruins found within the confines of the Roman Forum. I enjoyed it most for the description of the opening battle between the Sabine king, Titus Tatius and Hostius Hostilius, the mention of the remains of the Tullianum where St. Peter and St, Paul were presumably imprisoned as well as the numerous photographs provided. A good informative book overall.
Wow so much to know....so much of this we learn in school but dear Lord it has been almost 50 years. I was really engrossed in the details that I had forgotten. We all have those desires too remember the past and this is one way to get the facts straight without reading 3-400 pages. Quick and to the point.