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The Roman Revolution / Edition 1

The Roman Revolution / Edition 1

by Ronald Syme


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The Roman Revolution / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780192803207
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 566,666
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), one of the most distinguished Roman historians, was Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University. In addition to numerous awards and honors, he collected honorary degrees in eleven countries on five continents.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Augustus and History
II. The Roman Oligarchy
III. The Domination of Pompeius
IV. Caesar the Dictator
V. The Caesarian Party
VI. Caesar's New Senators
VII. The Consul Antonius
VIII. Caesar's Heir
IX. The First March on Rome
X. The Senior Statesman
XI. Political Catchwords
XII. The Senate Against Antonius
XIII. The Second March on Rome
XIV. The Proscriptions
XV. Philippi and Perusia
XVI. The Predominance of Antonius
XVII. The Rise of Octavianus
XVIII. Rome under the Triumvirs
XIX. Antonius in the East
XX. Tota Italia
XXI. Dux
XXII. Princeps
XXIII. Crisis in Party and State
XXIV. The Party of Augustus
XXV. The Workig of Patronage
XXVI. The Government
XXVII. The Cabinet
XXVIII. The Succession
XXIX. The National Programme
XXX. The Organization of Opinion
XXXI. The Opposition
XXXII. The Doom of the Nobiles
XXXIII. Pax et Princeps
Appendix: The Consuls
Genealogical Tables

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An academic level of knowledge on roman history will greatly assist in this amazing study of the roman empire during the time of Agustus.