By Richard Alston
On March fifteenth, forty four BC a gaggle of senators stabbed Julius Caesar, the dictator of Rome. by way of his demise, they was hoping to revive Rome's Republic. as a substitute, they unleashed a revolution. by way of December of that 12 months, Rome used to be plunged right into a violent civil struggle. 3 men--Mark Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian--emerged as leaders of a innovative regime, which beaten all competition. In time, Lepidus used to be got rid of, Antony and Cleopatra have been dispatched, and Octavian stood by myself as sole ruler of Rome. He grew to become Augustus, Rome's first emperor, and by the point of his dying in advert 14 the 500-year-old republic was once yet a far off reminiscence and the beginning of 1 of history's maximum empires used to be entire.
Rome's Revolution offers a riveting narrative of this tumultuous interval of switch. Historian Richard Alston digs underneath the excessive politics of Cicero, Caesar, Antony, and Octavian to bare the event of the typical Roman citizen and soldier. He portrays the revolution because the hindrance of a brutally aggressive society, either one of the citizenry and one of the ruling type whose legitimacy was once below chance. all through, he sheds new mild at the motivations that drove males to march on their capital urban and slaughter their compatriots. He additionally indicates the explanations in the back of and the speedy legacy of the awe inspiringly winning and ruthless reign of Emperor Augustus. a captivating tale of historical battle, social upheaval, and private betrayal, Rome's Revolution deals an authoritative new account of an epoch which nonetheless haunts us at the present time.
By David Watkin
By Michael Burgan
The nice Empires of the earlier set narrates the tales of crucial empires in global background and appears at their effect at the trendy. each one full-color quantity makes a speciality of a particular empire or civilization, exploring its upward thrust and fall, spheres of impression, key occasions, and demanding personalities. Divided into elements, the 1st part narrates the heritage of the empire from its roots to its ultimate loss of life. the second one half explores the tradition, society, and everyday life of the electorate on the peak of the empire. each one beautiful identify good points full-color images and maps, «Connections» packing containers that spotlight the consequences of the empires strategies and associations on todays global, and «In their very own phrases» sidebars that emphasize basic resource records. A chronology, thesaurus, bibliography, up to date additional assets, and a accomplished index whole those volumes, that are ideal for college kids carrying out learn or readers easily drawn to those empires from the prior. record of volumes: Empire of Alexander the good Empire of old Egypt Empire of historical Greece Empire of historic Rome Empire of the Aztecs Empire of the Incas Empire of the Islamic global Empire of the Mongols Empires of old Mesopotamia Empires of historical Persia Empires of Medieval West Africa Empires of the Maya
By Arthur Keaveney
The Roman Revolution is without doubt one of the such a lot momentous sessions of switch in background, within which an imperial yet quasidemocratic strength become an autocracy. This ebook experiences the way in which the Roman military replaced within the final 80 years of the Republic, in order that a military of imperial conquest grew to become reworked right into a set of rival own armies less than the regulate of the triumvirs. It emphasizes the improvement of what has frequently been considered as a static monolithic establishment, and its centrality to political change.
By Yong-sung Ahn
Via a cultural research of hegemonic (post)colonial kin, which represent either the narrative international of Luke and the author’s personal studying context —Korea— this examine examines how Luke’s ardour Narrative (19:45-23:56) constructs the space-time of the Reign of God either in contest to and in compliance with that of the Roman Empire. the writer argues that Luke’s colonial kinfolk profoundly complicate the Gospel’s theological views. by means of contesting the verified yet anachronistic dichotomies of politics vs. faith, this international vs. the opposite, and by way of addressing scholarly forget of the colonial collaboration among the Jerusalem management and Rome, this undertaking seeks a holistic manner of interpreting Luke. Ahn’s ebook could be conceived because the first part of a bigger undertaking at the postcolonial interpretation of Luke-Acts in a self-conscious East Asian point of view. Seminary scholars and students, either biblical and East Asian, will locate this booklet valuable.
By Theodor Mommsen, William Purdie Dickson
The classical historian Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) released his historical past of Rome among 1854 and 1856. His paintings was once acquired with common acclaim through the scholarly neighborhood and the analyzing public. In 1902, in acceptance of this enormous paintings, Mommsen was once offered the Nobel Prize for Literature and acclaimed as 'the maximum residing grasp of the paintings of ancient writing'. Mommsen rejected conventional Enlightenment bills, which glorified historical Rome; as a substitute, guided through a brand new and rigorous feedback of assets, he started the demythologisation of Roman background. In a vivacious and fascinating type, utilizing sleek phrases to precise classical principles, Mommsen drew daring parallels among the 19th century and classical Rome. quantity 2 covers the interval from the unification of Italy to the subjugation of Carthage and the Greek States. This English translation, first released in 1862, is predicated at the German 3rd version (1861).
By Fergus Millar
It's a indisputable fact that the very long-lived Roman Republic has continually performed a shockingly moderate position in political concept and discussions in regards to the nature of democracy, kinds of executive, and different concerns, really in comparison to the large consciousness paid to fifth-century BCE Athenian democracy. Fergus Millar re-opens the difficulty of ways the Roman Republic was once understood and utilized by political thinkers from the traditional international to the current. Describing either the truth of the overdue Roman Republic and displaying how its nature was once distorted even through modern assets, he tracks its therapy (or absence) in political discourse from Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, and Rousseau, and in debates surrounding the construction of the yankee structure, quite within the Federalist papers. briefly, transparent prose, with quotations in English from very important works, and reasonably priced use of endnotes, he reinforces his unconventional thesis in regards to the importance of direct democracy within the past due Roman Republic. within the method, he additionally presents an unparalleled journey via 2000 years of Western political idea from the viewpoint of the Roman Republic, as a rule, and theories of direct democracy and the stability of strength, specifically.
By John D Grainger
The imperial succession at Rome was once notoriously doubtful, and the place attainable hereditary succession used to be most well liked. John Grainger's distinctive learn seems at aperiod of intrigue and conspiracy. He explores how, why and by way of whom Domitian was once killed, the rule of thumb of Nerva, selected to be triumphant him, and at last Nerva's personal selection of successor, Trajan, who turned a powerful and revered emperor opposed to the chances. probably most importantly Grainger investigates the results of this dynastic uncertainty either inside and out the ruling staff in Rome, asking why civil conflict didn't happen during this time of political upheaval. The final time a dynasty had failed, in advert sixty eight, a harmful army clash had resulted; on the subsequent failure in advert 192, one other warfare broke out; by way of the 3rd century civil conflict was once institutionalized, and was once one of many major purposes for the eventual downfall of the total imperial constitution. Grainger argues that notwithstanding advert 96-98 often is the civil warfare that didn't occur, it used to be a perilously close-run factor.
By David Shotter
Any literate grownup with a passing wisdom of Roman Republican heritage will locate this e-book a comparatively effortless learn and fairly enlightening. Any professional in Roman Republican heritage will locate this paintings a concise, actual, and intensely invaluable synthesis of scholarly opinion at the fall of the Roman Republic that's totally educated by way of such a lot all works at the subject from Syme to the current. for my part, this ebook stands because the present state-of-the-art on its topic. whereas my studying at the subject isn't encyclopedic, i think it truly is large sufficient for me to render that judgement. the writer, David Shotter, is a prolific author and revered historian of Rome either imperial and republican. what's awesome here's the measure to which this author has been in a position to detach himself from his current and paint an goal review of the interval from the Gracchi to the emergent principate of Augustus. Any reader during this zone will comprehend that this has been an issue for writers on themes Roman from Edward Gibbon to Tom Holland.
As the former reviewer has mentioned, Shotter reveals the seeds of the downfall of the Republic within the development of the Roman Empire. With the phrases of proconsular energy stretching out for years at a time, a brand new type of warrior politicians arose a lot to the soreness of the outdated vested consular and praetorian the Aristocracy. The wealth, strength, and "dignitas" of guys like Sulla, Pompey, Crassus and Ceasar crushed a method according to vulnerable annual magistracies. From the Gracchi in the course of the Social Wars and Marius via the Sullan recovery, the writer offers a quick paced rendition of the occasions and personalities whereas portray an image of an ever extra risky scenario. subsequent Shotter offers with Pompey incisively portraying him as "the crucial guy" either wanted and hated and distrusted. the 1st "triumvirate," the Civil battle, Ceasar's dictatorship coupled together with his assassination, and the increase of the second one "triumvirate" by means of the triumph of Octavian occupy the rest of the book.
The textual content is just one hundred and 3 pages lengthy, yet i will be able to contemplate not anything that's not good coated. this can be an inclusive political heritage. additionally, the interpretive insights are good reasoned and current a virtually spot on consensus of present scholarly suggestion. the final bibliography of secondary assets whereas now not absolutely exhaustive of books released at the subject because the nineteen fifties is huge and of serious price. whereas granting Erich Gruen's competition that the Civil struggle of Caesar opposed to the oligarchy and Pompey used to be unexpected and never inevitably inevitable, the final fifty years of the Republic skilled uprising, insurgency, and civil battle at the Italian peninsula with alarming frequency. That the Senate may well or wouldn't make all of the worthwhile adjustments for the evolution of the political procedure to house the hot realities of the 1st century BCE Republic is greater than firmly demonstrated via this paintings. And convinced Shotter makes it transparent, that the "fall of the Roman Republic" used to be no longer seen as such by way of those that skilled it. The "res publica" persisted, and Augustus restored the Republic as its "princeps." that's as its first citizen, no longer its destroyer or tyrant. This publication is an absolute needs to learn for anybody attracted to Roman historical past.
By Ian Worthington, Joseph Roisman
The main accomplished and up to date paintings to be had on historic Macedonian background and fabric tradition, A better half to historic Macedonia is a useful reference for college students and students alike.
Features new, especially commissioned essays via prime and up-and-coming students within the field.
Examines the political, army, social, fiscal, and cultural historical past of historical. Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the top of Roman interval and beyond.
Discusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architecture.
All historical resources are translated in English.
Each bankruptcy contains bibliographical essays for additional examining.