The Roman Revolution


Author: Ronald Syme

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647187

Category: History

Page: 592

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The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.

Approaching the Roman Revolution

Papers on Republican History


Author: Ronald Syme

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198767064

Category: History

Page: 428

View: 8381

This volume collects 26 previously unpublished studies on Republican history by the late Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers at the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds light on aspects of Republican history that were either overlooked or tangentially discussed in Syme's published work. They range across a wide spectrum of topics, including the political history of the second century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, problems of constitutional law, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. Each of them makes a distinctive contribution to specific historical problems.Taken as a whole, they enable us to reach a more comprehensive assessment of Syme's intellectual and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded by an introduction that places them within the context of Syme's work and of the current historiography on the Roman Republic and are followed by a full set of bibliographical addenda.

The Army in the Roman Revolution


Author: Arthur Keaveney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203961315

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5693

The Roman Revolution is one of the most momentous periods of change in history, in which an imperial but quasidemocratic power changed into an autocracy. This book studies the way the Roman army changed in the last eighty years of the Republic, so that an army of imperial conquest became transformed into a set of rival personal armies under the control of the triumvirs. It emphasizes the development of what has often been regarded as a static monolithic institution, and its centrality to political change.

La Révolution Romaine Après Ronald Syme

Bilans Et Perspectives : Sept Exposés Suivis de Discussions, Vandœuvres-Genève, 6-10 Septembre 1999


Author: Fergus Millar

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600007467

Category: Historiographie - Rome

Page: 342

View: 5718

The Roman Revolution of Constantine


Author: Raymond Van Dam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521133012

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 1666

The reign of the emperor Constantine (306-337) was as revolutionary for the transformation of Rome's Mediterranean empire as that of Augustus, the first emperor three centuries earlier. The abandonment of Rome signaled the increasing importance of frontier zones in northern and central Europe and the Middle East. The foundation of Constantinople as a new imperial residence and the rise of Greek as the language of administration previewed the establishment of a separate eastern Roman empire.

The Roman Cultural Revolution


Author: Thomas Habinek,Alessandro Schiesaro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521580922

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 9395

Multi-disciplinary exploration of the Roman Revolution as a cultural phenomenon.

Rome, the Greek World, and the East

Volume 1: The Roman Republic and the Augustan Revolution


Author: Fergus Millar

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875082

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 797

Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have enriched our understanding of the Greco-Roman world in fundamental ways. In his writings Millar has made the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception of how the empire functioned. He also has shown how and why Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam evolved from within the wider cultural context of the Greco-Roman world. Opening this collection of sixteen essays is a new contribution by Millar in which he defends the continuing significance of the study of Classics and argues for expanding the definition of what constitutes that field. In this volume he also questions the dominant scholarly interpretation of politics in the Roman Republic, arguing that the Roman people, not the Senate, were the sovereign power in Republican Rome. In so doing he sheds new light on the establishment of a new regime by the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.

A. D. Momigliano


Author: Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520085459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

View: 4719

"Bowersock's fascinating lectures add much to the new perception of the early empire as a time of experiment and cultural cross-fertilization."--Averil Cameron, author of Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire "An exhilarating exploration of the multicultural world of the Roman empire. . . . Did the Latin and Greek 'novels' (from the comic Satyricon , contemporary with Nero and Paul, onwards through the whole range of romantic narratives) with their exotic locations and dramatic incident, draw on Christian belief in resurrection and the Eucharist? . . . Bowersock dissects the body of the evidence with a skeptical scalpel and magically restores it intact and alive."--Susan Treggiari, author of Roman Marriage: Iusti Coniuges from the Time of Cicero to the Time of Ulpian "Conceived in admirably broad and imaginative terms and treated with erudition and boldness in equal parts. Fiction as History, controversial as some of its conclusions may seem, opens up a whole new vein in scholarship in this field, and shows that the ancient novel is worth the attention of not only literary scholars but historians as well. A much-needed book."--B. P. Reardon, editor of Collected Ancient Greek Novels

The Roman Republic


Author: William Everton Heitland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107660068

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 6376

This second volume William Heitland's masterpiece examines Rome as an Imperial Republic from 201 BC until the death of Sulla in 78 BC.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire


Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 1049

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.

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society


Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837699

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 1920

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.