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Author Name    Beard, Mary & Michael Crawford


Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher   Ithaca Cornell University Press 1985

Seller ID   19253

0801493331 Light rubbin to wraps with a bit of colour loss. Scholar's name to titlepage (Robert Brown). ; 8vo; 106 pages; What were the reasons for the Roman revolution, wherein a republican form of government that had endured for centuries suddenly gave way, after civil war, to a dictatorship, which eventually dissolved under the peaceful sway of an autocratic principate? When did the process of change begin, what were its significant stages, and how are we to make sense of it? These are some of the questions addressed by two able scholars in this remarkably concise and accomplished survey of the history of the late Roman Republic. Setting themselves the challenging goal of making the first century comprehensible in twentieth-century terms, Mary Beard and Michael Crawford outline the factors that must be assessed for a proper understanding of the period-- from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of the state religion to the function of political institutions, and the reasons for imperial expansion. They offer no simple explanations, but instead supply a descriptive framework that clarifies a mass of conflicting and fragmentary evidence. Ideal for both introductory and graduate courses in the later Roman Republic, this book will make stimulating and provocative reading for anyone interested in the history of ancient Rome. From the Index: 1. The Nature of the Problem 2.The Cultural Horizons of the Aristocracy 3. Religion 4. Political Institutions 5. The Working of Politics 6. Rome and the Outside World

Ancient History Classical Studies Roman History Rome Rome Classical Greek & Roman Roman History Late Republic Social & Cultural

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