Chronicle of the Roman Republic

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

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by Philip Matyszak
     
 

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"A commendable addition to a series intended to make history accessible to general readers."—Choice
The Roman Republic was one of the most civilized societies in the ancient world, ruled by elected officials whose power was checked by a constitution so well crafted that it inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America. Here Philip Matyszak

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"A commendable addition to a series intended to make history accessible to general readers."—Choice
The Roman Republic was one of the most civilized societies in the ancient world, ruled by elected officials whose power was checked by a constitution so well crafted that it inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America. Here Philip Matyszak describes fifty-seven of the foremost Romans of the Republic, spanning the centuries from its birth to its bloody death and including the best and the worst of the Roman elite: Licinius Crassus, a kind father and loving husband who crucified slaves by the thousands, or Cato the Censor, upright and incorruptible, xenophobic and misogynistic.
Supported by a wealth of pictorial and archaeological detail, these personal histories provide an overview of the development and expansion of Rome, encompassing foreign and civil wars as well as social strife and key legislation. The biographies are supplemented by time lines, data files, and special features that highlight different aspects of Roman culture and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500287637
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Series:
The Chronicles Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,179,623
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St. John’s College, Oxford. His books include Legionary, Gladiator, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day, The Classical Compendium,
Chronicle of the
Roman Republic,
and The Greek and Roman Myths. He lives in
British Columbia, Canada.

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Chronicle of the Roman Republic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
krkneuro1 More than 1 year ago
While not a detailed history per se, Matyszak's book is wonderfully researched, laid out, and written. With lots of helpful pictures and timelines, the production and layout staff deserve special praise as well. Every citizen of a democracy should know what these men accomplished, and it's all here in balanced and thoughtful form. My interest in the Romans stems from the fact that I collect ancient coins, and this was a great way to learn the history behind the symbols. Well done, Philip.
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