From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68


Author: H.H. Scullard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0203844785

Category: History

Page: 448

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From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.

From the Gracchi to Nero

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


Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 500

View: 3202

Discusses how the resistance to patrician power lead to the first imperial dynasty

From the Gracchi to Nero

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


Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble


Category: Rome

Page: 460

View: 9828


Empire of the Eagles, 753 BC – AD 476


Author: Neil Faulkner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905245

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 9155

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.

European Legal History

A Cultural and Political Perspective


Author: Randall Lesaffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310644

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7045

The rediscovery of Roman law and the emergence of classical canon law around AD 1100 marked the beginnings of the civil law tradition in Europe. Between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, a highly sophisticated legal science of a truly European dimension was developed. Since then the different European States have developed their own national legal systems, but with the exception of England and Ireland they are all heirs to this tradition of the ius commune. This historical introduction to the civil law tradition, from its original Roman roots to the present day, considers the political and cultural context of Europe's legal history. Political, diplomatic and constitutional developments are discussed, and the impacts of major cultural movements, such as scholasticism, humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law and jurisprudence are highlighted. This contextual approach makes for a fascinating story, accessible to any reader regardless of legal or historical background.

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

View: 9292

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.


The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic


Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 1678

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

History of the Roman People


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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315511207

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1235

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.

SPQR: A Roman Miscellany


Author: Anthony Everitt

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781855684

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4902

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.

The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180


Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134943849

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 3591

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.



Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641244919

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 6247

Das Standardwerk über Caesar in edler Neuausstattung Die Faszination für seine Person ist bis heute ungebrochen: ob als Feldherr, Politiker, Redner oder Schriftsteller – Caesar ist der Inbegriff eines römischen Staatsmannes. Und dabei ist er charmant, verwegen, tatkräftig und leidenschaftlich, und das nicht nur in Staatsangelegenheiten. In dieser einzigartigen Biografie beleuchtet Christian Meier das Leben des Imperators ausgehend von Caesars Jugend in Rom, über seinen politischen Aufstieg und Amtsantritt als Konsul, die ersten innenpolitischen Erfolge und spektakulären Feldzüge bis hin zu seiner Ermordung 44 v. Chr. Die faktenreiche Lebensgeschichte eines der wichtigsten Männer der Antike.

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

View: 2447

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.


Eine Biographie


Author: Aloys Winterling

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406632343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 664

Der Kaiser Caligula (37–41 n. Chr.) gilt als Musterfall des römischen Cäsarenwahnsinns: Er trieb Inzest mit seinen Schwestern, wollte sein Pferd zum Konsul machen und plante, seinen Herrschaftssitz von Rom nach Alexandria zu verlegen. Er verfolgte die römischen Senatoren grausam und ohne Anlaß, ja er wollte schließlich als Gott von ihnen verehrt werden. So behaupten es zumindest die antiken Quellen. Ihr denunziatorischer, von nachweisbaren Falschaussagen geprägter Charakter ist zwar längst erkannt, ihrer Suggestion war jedoch auch die moderne Forschung immer wieder erlegen. Der Autor beschreibt das kurze, ereignisreiche Leben dieses Kaisers in neuer Deutung. Die Herrschaft Caligulas, so wird gezeigt, war durch eine dramatische Konfliktgeschichte geprägt, in deren Verlauf senatorische Verschwörungen und die kaiserlichen Reaktionen darauf die Ereignisse eskalieren ließen. Der junge Kaiser nutzte mit zynischer Konsequenz den Opportunismus und die Auflösungserscheinungen der alten Oberschicht zur Durchsetzung einer offenen Alleinherrschaft und setzte die senatorische Gesellschaft nie zuvor erlebten traumatischen Erfahrungen von Angst, Machtlosigkeit und Selbstzerstörung aus. Nach der Ermordung Caligulas durch eine Palastverschwörung verarbeiteten die Vertreter der gedemütigten Aristokratie mit «frischem Ha߻ (Tacitus) das Erlebte. Die Konstruktion eines «wahnsinnigen» Kaisers eignete sich zu dessen nachträglicher Entwertung ebenso wie zur Rechtfertigung der eigenen Beteiligung an dem, was vorgefallen war.

Roman Britain

Outpost of the Empire


Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780500274057

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5662

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.