Talk:History of Rome (Mommsen)

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Titling was chosen with the expectation that History of Rome would be either WP's general history or history of the city, plus there are several works titled History of Rome. Mommsen's German title is translated variously, but History of Rome without "The" seems most common. Stan 14:41, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Vague =[edit]

This article is vague and therefore weak! What is the thesis that Mommsen's history propounds? What is is point? More information is needed! THIS ENTRY IS UNSOURCED.

Only practicing historian[edit]

Not only is there Churchill, whose History of the English-Speaking Peoples was certainly precticing history, there is also Bertrand Russell, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his History of Western Philosophy. Can we tone this down to only professional historian or only classicist to win the Nobel Prize, with the same footnote for the pseudo-Nobel. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 18:59, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Section on book's influence[edit]

"Under construction". Really? Meerta (talk) 01:23, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Yep. It would appear that the original contributor tired at writing this extensive -- if not overlong -- article on an admittedly important work, & has not returned to finish the task. IMHO, what would be best done with this article is to prune back a good deal of what is here, then provide more information on the book's influence. (To be frank, E.H. Carr's observation that Mommsen's book reveals equally much about Republican Rome & 19th century Germany is almost a truism: every historian's account is not only a window to a distant period but a mirror for his own time. Syme, writing The Roman Revolution, was quite aware of how too similar Augustus was to various larger-than-life figures of his own age, & how the Roman Civil War transformed its age as much the impending Second World War would his.) -- llywrch (talk) 21:28, 11 April 2017 (UTC)