Lectures on Roman History is a thoughtful and accurate account of the rise and fall of the Romans by a scholar who was also a political thinker and a statesman, and one who understood the forces in history and the vectors that compete toward a final resultant. There is no glib rhetoric here, no partisan account of events. One is swept into an exciting story, told by an expereinced, well-informed narrator. History is story-telling, and Professor Paolucci was a master. His seemingly casual references to contemporary events and personalities added immediacy to the subject: history is seen not only as a continuum but as a vital lesson for the future.