An Editorial Review of “Leptis Magna” by Michael Hugos

Elegant prose and impressive accumulation of knowledge focused on one thread of history that guides the readers through this fast-paced read of imperial Roman history: its cultural fascination with death; the depth and breadth of its bureaucracy; the military machine with its soldier emperors; and the use of force and intimidation to hold the empire together that fueled Rome’s insatiable need for taxation to maintain its bureaucracy and power base.