From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68

Author: H. H. Scullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136783865

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.
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Rome

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.
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Classica et Mediaevalia vol.XLIII

Author: Henning Goldbæk

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772892368

Category: Middle East

Page: 315

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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
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The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943849

Category: History

Page: 416

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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.
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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.
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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.
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