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The Roman Republic

Author : Michael Crawford
ISBN : 9780006862505
Genre : Rome
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Between the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in 390 BC and the middle of the second century BC, a part-time army of Roman peasants, under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy, conquered first Italy and then the whole of the Mediterranean. The loyalty of these marrauding heroes, and of the Roman population as a whole, to their leaders was assured by a share in the rewards of victory, rewards which became steadily less accessible as the empire expanded - promoting a decline in loyalty of cataclysmic proportions.

Roman Europe

Author : Edward Bispham
ISBN : 9780199266005
Genre : History
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This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome's barbarian heirs, covering the period from 1000 BC through to AD 400, including chapters on Iron Age Europe, Roman society, warfare and the army, economy and trade, religions, and the cultural implications of Roman conquest, as well as narrative chapters on war and politics.

The Greek World After Alexander 323 30 Bc

Author : Graham Shipley
ISBN : 9781134065318
Genre : History
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The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

The Fall Of The Roman Republic

Author : David Shotter
ISBN : 9781134364398
Genre : History
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Revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, this second edition of a popular history text examines how the Roman republic was destabilized by the unplanned growth of the Roman Empire. Central discussion points include: the government of the republic how certain individuals took advantage of the expansion of the empire Julius Caesar's accession to power the rise of the Augustan principate following Julius Caesar's murder. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship and including an expanded and updated guide to further reading, a chronology, and a guide to the provinces of the Roman Empire, students of history and classical studies will find this a helpful and accessible introduction to this complex period in history.

The Class Struggle In The Ancient Greek World

Author : Geoffrey Ernest Maurice De Ste. Croix
ISBN : 0801495970
Genre : History
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Near Eastern Royalty And Rome 100 30 Bc

Author : Richard D. Sullivan
ISBN : 9781487591212
Genre : History
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During the first century BC, the Near and Middle Easy saw a great transition from the Seleucid and Ptolemaic Empires, by way of the brief Pontic and Armenian Empires, to the triumphant Parthian and Roman Empires. Richard D. Sullivan offers a guide to the central role of royalty during this period. He provides, through narrative and citations, a context for the frequent references to Eastern kings and queens by Caesar, Cicero, Strabo, Josephus, Tacitus, Appian, Dio, and others. He also discusses related inscriptions, coins, and papyri. Sullivan focuses on the personnel of the many dynasties which rules the Near and Middle East, from Thrace through Asia Minor and the Levant to Egypt, then eastward to Armenia, Mesopotamia, and Parthia. He studies such famous figures as Mithradates Eupator, Cleopatra, and Herod the Great as well as others now obscure. To ‘locate’ them properly, he provides a narrative history of each dynasty and draws them together in a coherent account of Eastern royal governance and its accommodations with Rome and Parthia.

The Cambridge Companion To The Roman Republic

Author : Harriet I. Flower
ISBN : 0521003903
Genre : Art
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This companion examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from the founding of the republic in 509 BC to the crossing of the Rubicon in 49 BC, by which Julius Ceasar precipitated the civil war against Pompey that led first to his dictatorship & subsequently to the Augustan empire.

History Of The Roman Republic

Author : Rich
ISBN : 1405115041
Genre : History
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Series list: Ancient Egypt: David O'Connor, NYU (2005) Ancient Near East: Marc Van De Mieroop, Columbia (2003) Persian Empire: Christopher Tuplin, Liverpool (2005) Archaic Greek World: Jonathan Hall, U of Chicago (2004) Classical Greek World: Peter Rhodes, Durham (2005) Hellenistic World: Malcolm Errington, Marburg (2007) Roman Republic: John Rich, Nottingham (proposed here) Roman Empire: Michael Peachin, NYU (2006) Late Antiquity: Stephen Mitchell, Exeter (2005) Byzantium: Tim Gregory, Ohio State (2003) Main blurb: This proposal is for a textbook with a very ambitious scope: a survey of the whole of Roman history down to the fall of the Republic, which, while concise and economically written, would nonetheless be detailed enough to serve as the foundation for serious study. No recent work of this scope exists in English, and most detailed textbooks on the Republic deal only with a selected period (thus both the Routledge and Fontana series allocate two volumes to the Republic, with Routledge making the break at 264 BC and Fontana, oddly, at the early point of 390 BC). There is, however, a powerful case (both intellectual and, I think, commercial) to be made for covering the whole period in a single volume. The intellectual case is that the major themes such as warfare and expansion and internal political development continue to evolve over the whole period and cannot be fully understood unless it is considered as a whole. The commercial case is that most courses cover the whole period, so that the books with an early cut-off point or late starting point tend to leave many courses not fully catered for. The proposed book will provide a straightforward and up-to-date narrative of events, in keeping with the specification for the Blackwell series: this is a need which the currently available competitors conspicuously fail to meet. The two central themes will be internal politics (the evolution of the Republic's institutions, political conflict, the Republic's collapse) and warfare and imperial expansion, and the interrelationship of these two themes will be brought out throughout. However, account will be taken of other developments, in society, economy and culture. A narrative of events alone cannot do full justice to this material, and so a number of thematic chapters are worked into the scheme of contents (especially chs 12-14, 24-27).

A History Of The Roman Republic

Author : Klaus Bringmann
ISBN : 9780745633718
Genre : History
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In this new and authoritative history of the Roman republic, distinguished historian Klaus Bringmann traces the rise of a small city state near the Tiber estuary into a power that controlled the Italian peninsula and created the final Empire of antiquity, an Empire that was to become both the most enduring in the ancient world and to have the most far-reaching consequences for posterity. Whilst this book is chronologically organized, giving the reader a clear sense of the historical progress and dynamics of Roman republican history, it also offers a coherent and authoritative overview of the culture, economics, religion and military might of the Roman empire, presented in an original and stimulating way. Thoroughly referenced and illustrated throughout, with a wealth of primary sources from great Roman writers such as Cicero and Plutarch, A History of the Roman Republic will be essential reading for university students in history and classical studies. It will also appeal to a wider audience of general readers who are interested in the history of the Ancient world and its legacy.

Latin Poetry From The Beginnings Through The End Of The Republic Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199803099
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

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