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The History of Rome

The History of Rome
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  • Date Published: April 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108009836

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  • The classical scholar and 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 critiques, which glorified ancient Rome; instead, guided by a new and rigorous criticism of sources, Mommsen began the demythologisation of Roman history. In a vivacious and engaging style, employing modern terms to render classical ideas, Mommsen drew bold parallels between the nineteenth century and classical Rome. This English translation of his History appeared in five volumes between 1862 and 1866. In this reissue, the final volume also contains the index to the entire work, originally published separately in 1875, nine years after the translation itself was completed.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108009836
    • length: 2220 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 141 x 150 mm
    • weight: 3.04kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from February 2023
  • Table of Contents

    Book First. The Period Anterior to the Abolition of the Monarchy:
    1. Introduction
    2. The earliest migrations into Italy
    3. The settlements of the Latins
    4. The beginnings of Rome
    5. The original constitution of Rome
    6. The non-burgesses and the reformed constitution
    7. The hegemony of Rome in Latium
    8. The Umbro-Sabellian stock – beginnings of the Samnites
    9. The Etruscans
    10. The Hellenes in Italy – maritime supremacy of the Tuscans and Carthaginians
    11. Law and justice
    12. Religion
    13. Agriculture, trade, and commerce
    14. Measuring and writing
    15. Art
    Book Second. From the Abolition of the Monarchy in Rome to the Union of Italy:
    1. Change of the constitution – limitation of the power of the magistrate
    2. The tribunate of the plebs and the decemvirate
    3. The equalization of the orders and the new aristocracy
    4. Fall of the Etruscan power – the Celts
    5. Subjugation of the Latins and Campanians by Rome
    6. Struggle of the Italians against Rome
    7. The struggle between Pyrrhus and Rome
    8. Law, religion, military system, economic condition, nationality
    9. Art and science
    Appendix
    Book Third. From the Union of Italy to the Subjugation of Carthage and of the Greek States:
    1. Carthage
    2. The war between Rome and Carthage concerning Sicily
    3. The extension of Italy to its natural boundaries
    4. Hamilcar and Hannibal
    5. The war under Hannibal to the battle of Cannae
    6. The war under Hannibal from Cannae to Zama
    7. The West from the peace of Hannibal to the close of the third period
    8. The Eastern nations and the second Macedonian war
    9. The war with Antiochus of Asia
    10. The third Macedonian war
    11. The government and the governed
    12. The management of land and of capital
    13. Faith and manners
    14. Literature and art
    Book Fourth. The Revolution:
    1. The subject countries down to the times of the Gracchi
    2. The reform movement and Tiberius Gracchus
    3. The revolution and Gaius Gracchus
    4. The rule of the restoration
    5. The peoples of the North
    6.The attempt of Marius at revolution and the attempt of Drusus at reform
    7. The revolt of the Italians and the Sulpician revolution
    8. The East and King Mithradates
    9. Cinna and Sulla
    10. The Sullan constitution
    11. The commonwealth and its economy
    12. Nationality, religion, and education
    13. Literature and art
    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
    Book Fifth (continued):
    8. The joint rule of Pompeius and Caesar
    9. Death of Crassus
    10. Brundisium, Ilerda, Pharsalius, and Thapsus
    Index.

  • Author

    Theodor Mommsen

    Translator

    William Purdie Dickson

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