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

View: 1428

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: N.A


Category: History

Page: 484

View: 7561

Aspects of Roman History 82BC–AD14

A Source-based Approach


Author: Mark Everson Davies,Hilary Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135151598

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 5938

Aspects of Roman History 82BC–AD14 examines the political and military history of Rome and its empire in the Ciceronian and Augustan ages. It is an indispensable introduction to this central period of Roman History for all students of Roman history, from pre-university to undergraduate level. This is the first book since H.H. Scullard’s From the Gracchi to Nero, published two generations ago, to offer a full introductory account of one of the most compelling and vital periods in the history of Europe. Aspects of Roman History 82BC–AD14: brings to life the great figures of Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Cleopatra and Augustus, and explores how power was gained, used and abused covers the lives of women and slaves, the running of the empire and the lives of provincials, and religion, culture and propaganda offers both a survey of the main topics and a detailed narrative through the close examination of sources introduces students to the problems of interpreting evidence, and helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to further the study of ancient history.

A History of the Roman World

753 to 146 BC


Author: H. H. Scullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136246355

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 623

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 to challenge and conquer the great civilizations of Europe and the Near East. H.H. Scullard’s definitive and highly acclaimed study reveals the peculiar genius of the Roman people, their predilection for law and order and their powers of organization and administration, all of which created a confederation the like of which the Greek World had never seen. He explores the political, military, economic and social history of this incredible empire, showing how the Romans realized an ecumenical ideal and embraced Western Civilization within one political system. Celebrated for its political and military victories as well as its incredible feats of engineering, literature and art. Scullard charts the foundation of Rome, the establishment of the Republic, and its spectacular rise until the fall of Carthage. Scullard not only explores the accomplishments of the empire but vividly delves into the corruptive foreign influences which began to undermine the moral qualities of Rome, when lust for power superseded the desire for law and order. A superb overview of this charged historical epoch, A History of the Roman World takes us inside the pivotal events and struggles which have heavily influenced modern western civilizations.


The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic


Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 822

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

An Introduction to the Ancient World


Author: Lukas De Blois,R.J. van der Spek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134047916

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1900

Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

The Chaonian Dove

Studies in the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid of Virgil


Author: Anthony James Boyle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004076723

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 6404

This is the first book-length critical study of the three Virgilian works to be published in English for twenty years. It examines in detail the thematic design and intent of the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, and documents the development of their political, moral and poetic pessimism. It presents the interrelationship of the three texts, their intertextuality, as integral to their meaning. The book is in three main parts - 'Pastoral Meditation', 'Didactic Paradox', 'Epic Vision' - corresponding to the three Virgilian works. A brief introductory chapter is concerned with questions of method and the problem of Virgil misread. A chief focus of the book is Virgil's preoccupation with the relationship between poetry, art - art's values, perceptions, visions - and the political/historical world, and the changing nature of Virgil's attitude to the socio-moral responsibilities of Rome. The evolution of Vergil's presentation both of Roman imperium and of man's place in nature and history is carefully delineated. With close scrutiny of the language, imagery, structures and design of the three texts and of their verbal and thematic interrelationship, the book offers a substantial reassessment of the major political, psychological and moral ideas of Virgil's poetic oeuvre. An intricate and persuasive picture emerges of Virgil's intellectual and poetic development and a radically new conception of Virgil's image of himself as poet. The provision of translations makes the book accessible to the Latinless reader.

Julius Caesar

A Life


Author: Antony Kamm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134220324

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 7344

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.

The Fall of the Roman Republic


Author: David Shotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134364385

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 3824

Revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, this second edition of a popular history text examines how the Roman republic was destabilized by the unplanned growth of the Roman Empire. Central discussion points include: the government of the republic how certain individuals took advantage of the expansion of the empire Julius Caesar's accession to power the rise of the Augustan principate following Julius Caesar's murder. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship and including an expanded and updated guide to further reading, a chronology, and a guide to the provinces of the Roman Empire, students of history and classical studies will find this a helpful and accessible introduction to this complex period in history.


Eine Biographie


Author: Aloys Winterling

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406632343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2563

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.

Nero Caesar Augustus

Emperor of Rome


Author: David Shotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865901

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 530

Propelled to power by the age of 17 by an ambitious mother, self-indulgent to the point of criminality, inadequate, paranoid and the perpetrator of heinous crimes including matricide and fratricide, and deposed and killed by 31, Nero is one of Rome’s most infamous Emperors. But has history treated him fairly? Or is the popular view of Nero as a capricious and depraved individual a travesty of the truth and a gross injustice to Rome's fifth emperor? This new biography will look at Nero’s life with fresh eyes. While showing the man 'warts and all', it also caste a critical eye on the 'libels' which were perpetrated on him, such as claiming he was a madman, many of which were most probably made up to suit the needs of the Flavians, who had overthrown his dynasty.


der Politiker und Staatsmann


Author: Matthias Gelzer

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515091121

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 992

Gelzer's Caesar, first published in 1921, still stands as a fundamental study of the Roman dictator, due mainly to its objectivity and vast use of sources. The book develops the image of Caesar against the background of the political structures of the late Roman Republic and thus forms a prime example of the interaction between biography and structural analysis. This volume presents a revised and expanded edition of this classical text. German text. 310p, 1 b/w illus (Franz Steiner Verlag 2008) German info text: Gelzers