The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

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Author: Erich S. Gruen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201538

Category: History

Page: 596

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Available for the first time in paperback, with a new introduction that reviews related scholarship of the past twenty years, Erich Gruen's classic study of the late Republic examines institutions as well as personalities, social tensions as well as politics, the plebs and the army as well as the aristocracy.

Rubikon

The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

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Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

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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

Rubicon

The Last Years of the Roman Republic

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Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307427519

Category: History

Page: 464

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A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation into an empire. From Cicero, Spartacus, and Brutus, to Cleopatra, Virgil, and Augustus, here are some of the most legendary figures in history brought thrillingly to life. Combining verve and freshness with scrupulous scholarship, Rubicon is not only an engrossing history of this pivotal era but a uniquely resonant portrait of a great civilization in all its extremes of self-sacrifice and rivalry, decadence and catastrophe, intrigue, war, and world-shaking ambition.

Obstruktion

politische Praktiken im Senat und in der Volksversammlung der ausgehenden römischen Republik (70-49 v. Chr.)

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Author: Loretana de Libero

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515061803

Category: History

Page: 142

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Ausgehend von einer gruendlichen Interpretation s�mtlicher den Zeitraum 70-49 v. Chr. betreffenden Quellen, stellt diese Arbeit die erste umfassende Untersuchung der in der sp�ten r�mischen Republik g�ngigen Obstruktionsmittel und deren politischer Umsetzung dar. Die Autorin kommt zu dem Ergebnis, da� die politischen Methoden zur Verhinderung von legislativen Initiativen im Senat und in der Volksversammlung ueberwiegend verfassungsgem�� angewandt wurden und somit die Verfassung der ausgehenden Republik im Bereich der Gesetzgebung im allgemeinen funktionierte und von den Zeitgenossen weit mehr akzeptiert wurde, als es heute von der Forschung angenommen wird.

Libertas and the Practice of Politics in the Late Roman Republic

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Author: Valentina Arena

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139620169

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is a comprehensive analysis of the idea of libertas and its conflicting uses in the political struggles of the late Roman Republic. By reconstructing Roman political thinking about liberty against the background of Classical and Hellenistic thought, it excavates two distinct intellectual traditions on the means allowing for the preservation and the loss of libertas. Considering the interplay of these traditions in the political debates of the first century BC, Dr Arena offers a significant reinterpretation of the political struggles of the time as well as a radical reappraisal of the role played by the idea of liberty in the practice of politics. She argues that, as a result of its uses in rhetorical debates, libertas underwent a form of conceptual change at the end of the Republic and came to legitimise a new course of politics, which led progressively to the transformation of the whole political system.

Der tägliche Stoiker

366 nachdenkliche Betrachtungen über Weisheit, Beharrlichkeit und Lebensstil

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Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920717

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

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Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Augusteische Oikumenegeographie und Universalhistorie im Werk Strabons von Amaseia

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Author: Johannes Engels

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515074599

Category: History

Page: 464

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Die Universalhistorie und die Oikumenegeographie Strabons werden unter methodischen und historiographischen Aspekten untersucht. Das Verh�ltnis von Kulturgeographie und Universalgeschichte, der Umgang mit der �lteren literarischen Tradition und historisch-politische Auffassungen Strabons ueber die fuehrenden R�mer, Roms Weltherrschaft und den Prinzipat des Augustus werden vorgestellt. "Mit der thematischen Breite, der sorgf�ltigen, bis ins Detail ausgearbeiteten Darstellung sowie der gewissenhaften Aufbereitung der umfangreichen Forschungsliteratur erfuellt Engels ein altes Desiderat der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft." Museum Helveticum "This is a useful and welcome book. E. has mastered his Strabo throughout, and he has compiled an enormous amount of information and research on Strabo. Everyone studying the Augustan geographer will find this book very helpful." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "�a treasure-trove of revealing insights" Journal of Roman Studies "� E.s Buch ist eine erstaunliche Materialsammlung zu Strabon und eine Fundgrube zur hellenistischen und r�mischen Kulturgeographie. Es stellt einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Geschichte der antiken Universalhistorie dar. Die reichen Ertr�ge entstammen einer ausgedehnten Lektuere und einer guten Beobachtungsgabe." Gymnasium "�gl�nzende Leistung [�] E.s Buch ist eine Fundgrube auch fuer vieles, was man prima vista nicht darin suchen wuerde, und was doch in eine Gesamtschau so hohen Niveaus geh�rt. [�] Zusammenfassend muss man sagen, da� hier ein grundgelehrtes, beispielhaftes Werk von seltener Fuelle des Stoffes, einschlie�lich der modernen Sekund�rliteratur vorliegt, mit bedeutenden �berlegungen h�chster Qualit�t und Analysen verschiedenster einschl�giger Themata, und natuerlich vor allem ein grundlegendes Hauptwerk ueber Strabon, das fuer kuenftige Forschung ein Fundament bleiben wird." Tyche .

Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy

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Author: Benjamin Isakhan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653686

Category: History

Page: 384

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Re-examines the long and complex history of democracy and broadens the traditional view of this history by complementing it with examples from unexplored or under-examined quarters.

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

A People's History Of Ancient Rome

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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.

Antony and Cleopatra

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Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297858661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The epic story of one of the most famous love affairs in history, by the bestselling author of Caesar. ***** The monumental love affair between Antony and Cleopatra has been depicted in countless novels, plays and films. As one of the three men in control of the Roman Empire, Antony was perhaps the most powerful man of his day. And Cleopatra, who had already been Julius Caesar's lover, was the beautiful queen of Egypt, Rome's most important province. The clash of cultures, the power politics, and the personal passion have proven irresistible to storytellers. But in the course of this storytelling dozens of myths have grown up. The popular image of Cleopatra in ancient Egyptian costume is a fallacy; she was actually Greek. Despite her local dominance in Egypt, her real power came from her ability to forge strong personal allegiances with the most important men in Rome. Likewise, Mark Antony was not the bluff soldier of legend, brought low by his love for an exotic woman - he was first and foremost a politician, and never allowed Cleopatra to dictate policy to him. In this history, based exclusively on ancient sources and archaeological evidence, Adrian Goldsworthy gives us the facts behind this famous couple and dispels many myths. 'Excellent' Tom Holland 'Refreshingly frank' Mary Beard

From the Gracchi to Nero

A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136922598

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.

The Art of Forgetting

Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture

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Author: Harriet I. Flower

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877463

Category: History

Page: 424

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Elite Romans periodically chose to limit or destroy the memory of a leading citizen who was deemed an unworthy member of the community. Sanctions against memory could lead to the removal or mutilation of portraits and public inscriptions. Harriet Flower provides the first chronological overview of the development of this Roman practice--an instruction to forget--from archaic times into the second century A.D. Flower explores Roman memory sanctions against the background of Greek and Hellenistic cultural influence and in the context of the wider Mediterranean world. Combining literary texts, inscriptions, coins, and material evidence, this richly illustrated study contributes to a deeper understanding of Roman political culture.

Experience and Teleology in Ancient Historiography

Futures Past from Herodotus to Augustine

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Author: Jonas Grethlein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107435447

Category: History

Page: 400

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The past is narrated in retrospect. Historians can either capitalize on the benefit of hindsight and give their narratives a strongly teleological design or they may try to render the past as it was experienced by historical agents and contemporaries. This book explores the fundamental tension between experience and teleology in major works of Greek and Roman historiography, biography and autobiography. The combination of theoretical reflections with close readings yields a new, often surprising assessment of the history of ancient historiography as well as a deeper understanding of such authors as Thucydides, Tacitus and Augustine. While much recent work has focused on how ancient historians use emplotment to generate historical meaning, Experience and Teleology in Ancient Historiography offers a new approach to narrative form as a mode of coming to grips with time.

Caesar

der Politiker und Staatsmann

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Author: Matthias Gelzer

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515091121

Category: History

Page: 309

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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

The Romans in the Age of Augustus

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Author: Andrew Lintott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319323

Category: History

Page: 216

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Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers afascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the ruleof the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the idealintroduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previousknowledge Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman societyduring this pivotal period in its history Incorporates the most recent scholarship on aspects ofAugustus's reign including the armed forces, religion, andintellectual and cultural life Andrew Lintott is a widely respected expert on the RomanRepublic

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

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Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit

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Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: 183

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Controlling Laughter

Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic

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Author: Anthony Corbeill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400872898

Category: History

Page: 266

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Although numerous scholars have studied Late Republican humor, this is the first book to examine its social and political context. Anthony Corbeill maintains that political abuse exercised real powers of persuasion over Roman audiences and he demonstrates how public humor both creates and enforces a society's norms. Previous scholarship has offered two explanations for why abusive language proliferated in Roman oratory. The first asserts that public rhetoric, filled with extravagant lies, was unconstrained by strictures of propriety. The second contends that invective represents an artifice borrowed from the Greeks. After a fresh reading of all extant literary works from the period, Corbeill concludes that the topics exploited in political invective arise from biases already present in Roman society. The author assesses evidence outside political discourse—from prayer ritual to philosophical speculation to physiognomic texts—in order to locate independently the biases in Roman society that enabled an orator's jokes to persuade. Within each instance of abusive humor—a name pun, for example, or the mockery of a physical deformity—resided values and preconceptions that were essential to the way a Roman citizen of the Late Republic defined himself in relation to his community. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Rome

An Empire's Story

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Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199972176

Category: History

Page: 384

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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.