Is history repeating itself? Are we making many of the mistakes that the Romans made that led to their demise? Unfortunately, yes. The causes of the economic disasters of our time are much the same as those of the Roman Empire. The Romans were people like us and the wisest of their great men and women were as wise as the best of ours. Unfortunately, the most foolish of theirs were as foolish as the worst of ours. This thought-provoking book is the first historical account of the Roman Empire written from a practical business perspective. It is also about people, because business is about people. We can learn a lot from their behaviour, from their successes and failures.