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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Volume 8. Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 BC

2nd Edition

£209.00

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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: December 1989
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521234481
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  • Volume VIII of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History, like its counterpart in the first edition, deals with the comparatively short but eventful period in which 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 and on the Greeks of Batria and India, on the internal political life of Rome, and on developments in Rome's relationship with her allies and neighbours in Italy. In conclusion, two chapters explore the interaction between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world, the first dealing mainly with intellectual and literary developments, the Second Punic War and the first Roman involvement across the Adriatic, the advance of Roman power is traced through the conflicts in the east with Macedonia, the Seleuid empire, and finally the Greeks. Interspersed with these themes are chapters on the Seleucids and their rivals and on the Greeks of Bactria and India, on developments in Rome's relationships with her allies and neighbours in Italy. In conclusion, two chapters explore the interaction between the Roman and Italian tradition and the Greek world, the first dealing mainly with intellectual and literary developments, the second with the material evidence for such interaction at many levels ranging from the basis of economic production to architecture and major works of art. This new edition has been completely replanned and rewritten in order to reflect the advances in scholarship and changes in perspective which have been achieved in the half-century since the publication of its predecessor.

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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: December 1989
    • 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
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  • Editors

    A. E. Astin

    F. W. Walbank

    M. W. Frederiksen

    R. M. Ogilvie

    Contributors

    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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