Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today (An Uncle Eric Book.)
"Ancient Rome" discusses what happens when higher law principles and a free market economy are ignored. Mr. Maybury uses historical events to explain current events, including the wars in the former Soviet Empire, and the legal and economic problems of America today. Is your government making the same choices that led to the fall of Ancient Rome? Will history repeat?
To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: Ancient Rome" also available through Amazon.
Can be used for courses in Ancient Rome, U.S. History, Government, and Economics.
Table of Contents for Ancient Rome Uncle Eric's Model of How the World Works Study Guide Available About the Cover Illustration Author's Disclosure Maps Timeline 1. History Repeats 2. The Roman Disease that Stalks the Markets 3. The Roman Model 4. Hitler and Mussolini 5. The Roman Lust for Blood 6. Logic vs. Interests 7. Listen to the Music 8. The Return of Feudalism 9. Straight Lines 10. The Byzantine Empire 11. Summary Bibliography Glossary About Richard J. Maybury (Uncle Eric) Index Suggested for Further Reading
Richard Maybury uses several examples from Ancient Rome to explain economic principles in his book "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" also available through Amazon.
History on a level that may inspire other to seek further
By J. P. Ledbetter "Jim Ledbetter Sr." - December 29, 2002
I was surprise to see so few reviews of this seventh book in the nine book series from Mr. Maybury. It astonished me even more to find a library review that seemed to attack him. This could not have been a person who has given the "Uncle Eric" series a fair and balanced hearing. To attack Mr. Maybury for presenting a compressed view of history on the grounds that they put forth, proves that they do not fully understand nor comprehend the overall spirit and intent of his books. As a matter of fact I found that review rather childish, inept and unjustifiable. In any case I find this book no different than all the rest, a good read, informative and thought provoking. Mr. Maybury tells us way back in his first book of this series...that they are all simply one man's opinion of how we have arrived where we are today. It is up to the reader to research futher and consider whether they want to accept his evaluation or not. Surely tolerance itself would dictate he get a just hearing in... read more
very good book intriguing!
By piffer - March 12, 2000
This is one of a series of facinating books made by Uncle Eric.One very good point he makes is that history can seem like a meaningless arangement of dates unless we have a model to base it on.The book also discuses the history of the roman model and its influence through WWII.A very interesting point in this book is the power matrix. What is the power matrix you ask? Well the power matrix is the main powers that are fighting today. The old power matrix used to be Soviet Socialism vs. US Democracy.The power matrix today is Fuedalism vs. Facism vs. Islam,if your wondering why it has changed I recomend you read the book.It goes in to much more detail. Many more points are brought up in this book and I recomend it to anyone who wants to gain further knowledge of Gov. and Econ!
Entertaining and Thoughtful reading.
By IndiansJN "JNV" - February 7, 2004
These books are fun to read and make some interesting assertions. The origins of common law, higher law and the laws we have in America are a conglomeration of ideas, hammered out by the founders of our system of government not without much compromise. I find no particular fault with the research in this book. I haven't traveled to 40 different countries as Uncle Eric has, or spent a lifetime researching economic changes and how they play out over time in relation to shifts in politics, and legal trends. My situation lends iself to research and the historical facts Uncle Eric presents are accurate, his intrepretation is certainly not mainstream and that is appealing to the study of history as it makes the study of the past more human in that there are many sides to any issue and each persons set of experiences will lead them to a different conclusion. Uncle Eric is not a rabid dog for his point of view as some authors I have noted lately can be, no name calling in these books or... read more