Revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, this second edition of a popular history text examines how the Roman republic was destabilized by the unplanned growth of the Roman Empire.
Central discussion points include:
- the government of the republic
- how certain individuals took advantage of the expansion of the empire
- Julius Caesar's accession to power
- the rise of the Augustan principate following Julius Caesar's murder.
Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship and including an expanded and updated guide to further reading, a chronology, and a guide to the provinces of the Roman Empire, students of history and classical studies will find this a helpful and accessible introduction to this complex period in history.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: The Republic 2. The Government of the Republic 3. The Growth of the Empire 4. Factionalism in Roman Politics: The Gracchus Brothers 5. Marius, the Army and the Italian Allies 6. Sulla and the Senate 7. The Domination of Pompey 8. The First Triumvirate and the Slide to Civil War 9. Caesar's Dictatorship 10. The Final Act: Antonius, Octavian and Lepidus 11. Epilogue
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