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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Volume 8. Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 BC

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A. E. Astin, H. H. Scullard, John Briscoe, R. M. Errington, W. V. Harris, E. Gabba, R. M. Errington, P. S. Derow, C. Habicht, A. K. Narain, Elizabeth Rawson, Jean-Paul Morel
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  • Date Published: February 1990
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521234481
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  • Volume VIII covers the period from immediately before the Second Punic War to 133 B.C., the time when Rome acquired effective political mastery of the Mediterranean lands. From the Carthaginians in Spain, the Second Punic War, and the first Roman involvement across the Adriatic, the advance of Roman power is traced through the conquests in Cisalpine Gaul, Spain and Africa in the west and through the conflicts in the east with Macedonia, the Seleucid empire, and finally the Greeks. Interspersed with these themes are chapters on the Seleucids and their rivals, the Greeks of Bactria and India, the internal political life of Rome, and developments in Rome's relationships with her allies and neighbors in Italy. Two concluding chapters explore the interactions, both intellectual and material, between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world.

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    05th May 2020 by Axaz

    A definitive study in depth of how The Romans evolved their outlook from Italy geographically to believing they were capable of expanding through war to Gaul Spain and North Africa in the west and across the Adriatic to the east. This involved the Second Punic war with Carthage and wars with Macedon and Greece. This period laid the foundations of both the later Republic and Empire for which militarism was the accepted norm. A crucial understanding of Roman history cannot be truly gained unless the period covered so superbly by this volume is understood. The book is a wonderful fundamental underpinning of all the famous history that was to follow.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521234481
    • length: 650 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 161 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Sources A. E. Astin
    2. The Carthaginians in Spain H. H. Scullard
    3. The second Punic War John Briscoe
    4. Rome and Greece to 205 BC R. M. Errington
    5. Roman expansion in the West W. V. Harris
    6. Roman government and politics, 200–134 BC A. E. Astin
    7. Rome and Italy in the second century BC E. Gabba
    8. Rome against Philip and Antiochus R. M. Errington
    9. Rome, the fall of Macedon and the sack of Corinth P. S. Derow
    10. The Seleucids and their rivals C. Habicht
    11. The Greeks of Bactria and India A. K. Narain
    12. Roman tradition and the Greek world Elizabeth Rawson
    13. The transformation of Italy, 300–133 BC. The evidence of archaeology Jean-Paul Morel

  • Editors

    A. E. Astin

    F. W. Walbank

    M. W. Frederiksen

    R. M. Ogilvie


    A. E. Astin, H. H. Scullard, John Briscoe, R. M. Errington, W. V. Harris, E. Gabba, R. M. Errington, P. S. Derow, C. Habicht, A. K. Narain, Elizabeth Rawson, Jean-Paul Morel

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