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The Fall of the Roman Republic

2nd Edition

By David Shotter


136 pages

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Paperback: 9780415319409
pub: 2005-08-24
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pub: 2005-07-26
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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.


'This is an impressive piece of publishing worth anyone's time and money.'History Teaching Review

'This book should serve its intended audience well, stimulating rather than blunting whatever enthusiasm it may have for the subject' – Robin Seager, The Classical Review

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

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History

Lancaster Pamphlets offer concise and up-to-date accounts of major historical topics, primarily for the help of students preparing for Advanced Level examinations, though they should also be of value to those pursuing introductory courses in universities and other institutions of higher education. Without being all-embracing, their aims are to bring some of the central themes or problems confronting students and teachers into sharper focus than the textbook writer can hope to do; to provide the reader with some of the results of recent research which the textbook may not embody; and to stimulate thought about the whole interpretation of the topic under discussion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome