'Many things made and make From the Gracchi to Nero a great book: The lengthy chronological table in the front is ideal for study. Scullard's presentation is balanced and unprepossessing. The work breathes an air of confident, competent scholarship, and the extensive notes give a veritable snapshot of a great generation of English scholarship on Rome ...'
- John Noel Dillon, University of Exeter, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Praise for the previous edition:
'Still the best introduction to Roman history.'
- Miriam Griffin, University of Oxford
'The fundamental modern work of reference for teachers, sixth-formers and university students still ... the best and most reliable modern account of the period.'
- Tim Cornell, University of Manchester
'The most balanced, succinct account of the two most turbulent and written-about centuries of Roman history - the single best introduction to that period for students.'
- G.H.R. Horsley, University of New England