From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68

Author: H. H. Scullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136783873

Category: History

Page: 528

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Scullard's clear and comprehensive narrative covers the period from 133 BC to 69 AD, exploring the decline and fall of the Republic, and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. More than forty years after its first publication this masterful survey remains the standard textbook on the central period of Roman history.

From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68

Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780416561005

Category: Rome

Page: 494

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Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC – AD 476

Author: Neil Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905245

Category: History

Page: 378

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The Roman Empire is widely admired as a model of civilisation. In this compelling new study Neil Faulkner argues that in fact, it was nothing more than a ruthless system of robbery and violence. War was used to enrich the state, the imperial ruling classes and favoured client groups. In the process millions of people were killed or enslaved. Within the empire the landowning elite creamed off the wealth of the countryside to pay taxes to the state and fund the towns and villas where they lived. The masses of people – slaves, serfs and poor peasants – were victims of a grand exploitation that made the empire possible. This system, riddled with tension and latent conflict, contained the seeds of its own eventual collapse.

The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943849

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 398

Goodman presents a lucid and balanced picture of the Roman world examining the Roman empire from a variety of perspectives; cultural, political, civic, social and religious.

Classica et Mediaevalia vol.XLIII

Author: Henning Goldbæk

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772892368

Category: Middle East

Page: 315

View: 386

Torben Vestergaard, Mogens Herman Hansen, Lene Rubenstein, Lars Bjertrup & Thomas Heine Nielsen: The Age-structure of Athenian Citizens Commemorated in Sepulchral Inscriptions Jens A. Krasilnikoff: Aegean Mercenaries in the Fourth to Second Centuries BC. A Study in Payment, Plunder and Logistics of Ancient Greek Armies Eberhard Ruschenbusch: Eine Richtigstellung zu V. Gabrielsen, Trierarchic Symmories, C&M XLI (1990) 89-118 Vincent Gabrielsen: Trierarchic Symmories. A Note Vincent Gabrielsen: The Status of Rhodioi in Hellenistic Rhodes Simon Laursen: Theocritus' Hymn to the Dioscuri. Unity and Intention Georg Græsholt: Philo of Alexandria. Some Typical Traits of his Jewish Identity Stig Bergquist: Considerations on Yields, the Distribution of Crops and the Size of Estates. Three Roman Agricultural Units John Barsby: The Stage Movements of 'Demipho' in the Greek Original of Terence Phormio 311ff Eva Maria Lassen: The Ultimate Crime. Parricidium and the Concept of Family in the Late Roman Republic and Early Empire Karin Hult: Marinus the Samaritan. A Study of Damascius Vit.Isid. fr. 141 Michale Whitby: The Era of Philip and the Cronicle of Zuqnin Ole L. Smith: Tricliniana II Panagiotis A. Agapitos: Byzantine Literature and Greek Philologists in the Nineteenth Century Geoffrey Nathan: The Last Emperor. The Fate of Romulus Augustulus Loren J. Samons II: The Vita Liutbirgae Neil Adkin: Alan of Lille on Walter of Châtillion. Anticlaudianus 1, 167-170

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

A People's History Of Ancient Rome

Author: Michael Parenti

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585567

Category: History

Page: 288

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Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in the background to the crime with fascinating detail about wider Roman society. In these pages we find reflections on the democratic struggle waged by Roman commoners, religious augury as an instrument of social control, the patriarchal oppression of women, and the political use of homophobic attacks. The Assassination of Julius Caesar offers a whole new perspective on an era we thought we knew well.

Paul: A Critical Life

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150095X

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Here Jerome Murphy-O'Connor presents a completely new, and much more vivid and dramatic account of the life of Paul than has ever previously been attempted. From his childhood in Tarsus and his years as a student in Jerusalem to the successes and failures of his ministry, this biography has no peer in terms of its detailed reconstructions of Paul's movements and motives. Traditionally, the Acts of the Apostles has provided the framework for the lives of Paul. In recent years, however, the historical value of the Acts has been called into question. Despite the accuracy of many details, they have been linked in ways which reflect the interests of Luke rather than objective reality. Critical assessment is called for if they are to be incorporated into a life of Paul. The prime source for a reconstruction of the Apostle's life must be his own writings. Recent advances in the study of the letters have brought to light new depths which enables them to be used for biographical purposes. The originality of this book lies in the combination of these two approaches, which are reinforced by close attention to the social and cultural aspects of Paul's ministry as revealed by archaeology and contemporary texts—and it transforms a fountain of theological ideas into a human being.

SPQR: A Roman Miscellany

Author: Anthony Everitt

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781855684

Category: History

Page: 288

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SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus. A moreishly entertaining and richly informative miscellany of facts about Rome and the Roman world. Do you know to what use the Romans put the excrement of the kingfisher? Or why a dinner party invitation from the emperor Domitian was such a terrifying prospect? Or why Roman women smelt so odd? The answers to these questions can be found in SPQR, a compendium of extraordinary facts and anecdotes about ancient Rome and its Empire. Its 500-odd entries range across every area of Roman life and society, from the Empress Livia's cure for tonsillitis to the most reliable Roman methods of contraception.

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893316

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.

Ancient Chronologies the Roman Republic

Author: Richard McKenzie


ISBN: 1409204537

Category: History

Page: 124

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Rome was always more than just a city, it was an idea. Its laws, government and religion came, through the growth of that idea, to dominate first Italy and then the known world. This book shows year by year how this happened. In it we experience the rise, evolution and eventual destruction of the Republic and encounter the heroes and villains of the period including the Patricians and the Plebeians; Caesar and Pompey; Scipio and Hannibal.

Julius Caesar

A Life

Author: Antony Kamm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134220324

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3008

This is a fresh account of Julius Caesar - the brilliant politician and intriguing figure who became sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar examines key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius (emperor Augustus), Calpurnia and Cleopatra, as well as the unnamed warriors who fought for and against him, and politicians who supported and opposed him. Including new translations from classical sources, Antony Kamm sets Caesar’s life against the historical, political and social background of the times and addresses key issues: Did Caesar destroy the Republic? What was the legality of his position and the moral justifications of his actions How good a general was he? What was his relationship with Cleopatra? Why was he assassinated? What happened next? This is Caesar – the lavish spender, the military strategist, a considerable orator and historical writer, and probably the most influential figure of his time - in all his historical glory. Students of Rome and its figures will find this an enthralling, eye-opening addition to their course reading.

History of the Roman People

Author: Allen M. Ward,Fritz M. Heichelheim,Cedric A. Yeo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315511207

Category: History

Page: 576

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A History of the Roman People provides a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas.

Roman Britain

Outpost of the Empire

Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780500274057

Category: History

Page: 192

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Combining classical scholarship with recent archeological discoveries, Scullard recreates what life was like in Roman Britain, detailing merchants' activities, the mixing of pagan and Christian religions, and the emergence of the city.


The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 6652

Aufstieg und Untergang der Römischen Republik: Mit stilistischer Brillanz und historischem Scharfsinn erzählt Tom Holland die römische Geschichte von ihren etruskischen Anfängen bis zur Ermordung Caesars. »Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.« Ian McEwan »Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.« Uwe Walter »Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.« Books of the Year, Sunday Times »Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.« Independent on Sunday

Die Entwicklung der außenpolitischen Beziehungen zwischen Rom und dem Partherreich in der Spätphase der julisch-claudischen Dynastie

Author: Robert Tanania

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638266702

Category: History

Page: 22

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, Note: 12 Punkte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Historische Fakultät), Veranstaltung: Semianar Kaiser Claudius, 26 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Gegensatz zu der Westgrenze des römischen Reichs, die aus ungeformten Staaten und armen und weniger urbanisierten "gentes" und Föderationen bestanden, waren die Staaten an der Ostgrenze von der Kultur und dem kommerziellen Handel der Griechen geprägt. Das Land Armenien lag weit außerhalb der römischen Einflussphäre und war eng verbunden mit dem Partherreich. Wenn man den antiken Historikern wie u.a. Tacitus Glauben schenkt, dann war Armenien von einer sehr pluralistischen Gesellschaftsstruktur geprägt und bestand aus vielen verschiedenen Stämmen und Ethnien. Augustus verstand es, mit diplomatischen Geschick die Beziehungen mit den Parthern auf einem guten Niveau zu halten. Der Autor erläutert in seiner Arbeit zunächst die geostrategische Lage Armeniens und das Erbe des Augustus. Sodann wird die Lage in der Frühphase (Tiberius und Gaius/Caligula) und in der Spätphase (Claudius und Nero) der julisch-claudischen Dynastie erklärt. Am Ende seiner Darstellung geht der Autor auf die Frage ein, ob nicht die Partherpolitik in der Spätphase der julisch-claudischen Dynastie nur eine Fortführung der augusteischen Partherpolitik war?