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Kings and Republic, 753-27 B.C.

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  • Remembering the Roman Peopleby T. P. Wiseman

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 43.99

    In the Roman republic, only the People could pass laws, only the People could elect politicians to office, and the very word republica meant 'the People's business'. So why is it always assumed that the republic was an oligarchy? The main reason is that most of what we know about it we know from Cicero, a great man and a great writer, but... more...

  • Hannibal's Warby Livy; J.C. Yardley; Dexter Hoyos

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    You know how to win a battle, Hannibal; you do not know how to use the victory!'Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. Livy describes the bloody siege of the Spanish city of... more...

  • A Companion to the Roman Republicby Nathan Rosenstein; Robert Morstein-Marx

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced. Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study Retains the drama of the Republic?s rise and fall Emphasizes... more...

  • A Written Republicby Yelena Baraz

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 52.00

    In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Caesar's dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, this was an unusual undertaking for a Roman statesman because Romans were often hostile to philosophy, perceiving it as foreign and incompatible with fulfilling... more...

  • Roman Conquests: North Africaby Nic Fields

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    The third in the Roman Conquests series briefly covers Rome's first forays into the dark continent during the First and Second Punic Wars, then covers in detail her vindictive final conquest and destruction of Carthage in the Third Punic War. The subsequent long wars against the slippery Numidian prince, Jugurtha, which tested the Roman military... more...

  • The Roman World 44 BC?AD 180by Martin Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Roman World 44 BC ? AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire, arguing that, despite long periods of apparent... more...

  • From the Camargue to the Alpsby Bernard Levin

    Summersdale 2011; US$ 9.99

    With passion and wit, Bernard Levin describes his travels on foot through the beautiful countryside of south-eastern France. He follows in the mighty footsteps of the great Carthaginian enemy of Rome, Hannibal, who made the expedition with an army and elephants nearly two millennia before. From the Camargue via the Rhône Valley, across the Alps,... more...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiaeby Antonio La Penna; Rodolfo Funari

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in... more...

  • A History of the Roman Worldby H. H. Scullard

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95

    With a new foreword by Tim Cornell ?Can anyone be so indifferent or idle as not to care to know by what means and under what kind of polity almost the whole inhabited world was conquered and bought under the dominion of a single city of Rome?? ? Polybius, Greek Historian The city of Rome created the foundations of an empire that would come... more...

  • State, Society and Popular Leaders in Mid-Republican Rome 241-167 Rachel Feig Vishnia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    State, Society, and Popular Leaders profiles the incorporation of the lower classes into the governing system of ancient Rome. In 287, the Hortensian law made the decisions of the plebs binding on the whole people. This event is often referred to as the great plebeian victory, a landmark in Roman history. In this original study, Rachel Feig Vishnia... more...