but magisterial survey of the ancient world, from the birth of Sumerian
civilization around 3500B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (what is
present-day Iraq) to the fall of the Roman Empirein A.D. 453.
He explains leading
in religionand philosophy and discusses the environment, population,
public health. With his signature authority and insight, Cantor
the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence
Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding
of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome. In
this fascinating and comprehensive
analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as
political and economic aspects of his narrative.
Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Norman F. Cantor