Caesar's Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire

Caesar's Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire

by Josiah Osgood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521671779

ISBN-13: 9780521671774

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Caesar's Legacy recounts the rise to power of Rome's first emperor, Augustus, by focusing on how the bloody civil wars which he and his soldiers fought transformed the lives of men and women throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. The volume demonstrates how, during this violent period, Romans came to accept a new form of government and found ways to

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Caesar's Legacy recounts the rise to power of Rome's first emperor, Augustus, by focusing on how the bloody civil wars which he and his soldiers fought transformed the lives of men and women throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. The volume demonstrates how, during this violent period, Romans came to accept a new form of government and found ways to celebrate it in their towns and cities. It also reveals how they mourned, in literary masterpieces and stories passed onto their children, the terrible losses that accompanied the long years of fighting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521671774
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: missing years; 1. Soldier and a statesman; 2. Fights for freedom; 3. Land appropriations; 4. From discord to harmony?; 5. Struggle for survival; 6. The new nobility; 7. Sense of promise; 8. Out of chaos consent.

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