Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Press, (1945). 0815550367. 288 pp. 8vo. bound in red cloth. Book is fine. / Dust jacket has sunned spine, a few shallow chips and tears. Otherwise sturdy and clean. Item #302
A history of the Roman Empire in the middle part of the third century A.D. Ancient ways of life were collapsing in those years. The calm ideality of classical art had become difficult even to copy. Cities, the hearts of ancient civilization, had begun to forget their heritage, some of them because they had fallen into poverty, others because they were raped and ravaged by barbarians. Much of the countryside also succumbed to the barbarians, who burned and plundered as they swept through.