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The History of Rome

Volume 4

Part 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108009768

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  • The classical historian Theodor Mommsen (1817–1903) published his monumental History of Rome between 1854 and 1856. His work was received with widespread acclaim by the scholarly community and the reading public. In 1902 Mommsen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and acclaimed as 'the greatest living master of the art of historical writing'. Mommsen rejected traditional Enlightenment accounts, which glorified ancient Rome; instead, guided by a new and rigorous criticism of sources, he began the demythologisation of Roman history. In a vivacious and engaging style, Mommsen drew bold parallels between the nineteenth century and classical Rome. Volume 4 covers the establishment of the military monarchy; this English translation, first published in 1866, corresponds to the fourth edition of the German third volume. Part 1 begins with the death of Sulla and ends with the subjugation of the West.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108009768
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book Fifth. The Establishment of the Military Monarchy:
    1. Marcus Lepidus and Quintus Sertorius
    2. Rule of the Sullan restoration
    3. The fall of the oligarchy and the rule of Pompeius
    4. Pompeius and the East
    5. The struggle of parties during the absence of Pompeius
    6. Retirement of Pompeius and coalition of the pretenders
    7. The subjugation of the West.

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    Theodor Mommsen

    Translator

    William Purdie Dickson

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