How often do you think about the Roman Empire? The answer for some, apparently, is literally all the time. Okay, fine. We hear you, and we have the books to feed any ancient history obsession.
For the brave and the patient, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a classic, if lengthy, read. (Get the abridged version–we won’t tell.) Alternatively, DK’s Ancient Rome: The Definitive Visual History is a beautifully illustrated guide for those intrigued by the history, art, and politics of ancient Rome but who don’t quite have the stamina to make it through a six volume epic.
From famous figures like Julius Caesar and Nero to children’s books on daily ancient life to charming art collections celebrating the enduring beauty of the Eternal City, check out our Roman favorites down below to delight your local ancient history lover.