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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Volume 9. The Last Age of the Roman Republic, 146–43 BC

2nd Edition


Part of The Cambridge Ancient History

Andrew Lintott, E. Gabba, John G. F. Hind, Robin Seager, A. N. Sherwin-White, Tessa Rajak, Dorothy J. Thompson, T. P. Wiseman, Elizabeth Rawson, Duncan Cloud, J. A. Crook, John Richardson, C. Nicolet, Nicholas Purcell, Miriam Griffin, Mary Beard
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  • Date Published: February 1994
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521256032
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  • Volume IX of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History has for its main theme the process commonly known as the 'Fall of the Roman Republic'. Chapters 1-12 supply a narrative of the period from 133 BC to the death of Cicero in 43 BC, with a prelude analysing the situation and problems of the Republic from the turning-point year 146 BC. Chapters 13-19 offer analysis of aspects of Roman society, institutions, and ideas during the period. The chapters treat public and private law, the beginnings of imperial administration, the economy of Rome and Italy, and the growth of the city of Rome, and finally intellectual life and religion. The portrait is of a society not in decay or decline but, rather, outstripping its strength and attracting the administrations of men who rescued it at the price of transforming it politically.

    • The volume covers a very important and much studied period of Roman history
    • Continues the history of Rome begun in Cambridge Ancient History Vols VII.2 and VIII
    • Includes the narrative of Julius Caesar's exploits
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    03rd Sep 2020 by Axaz

    An age replete with history so intense and eventful that it can be overwhelming to comprehend. This book however divides the aspects of Empire in east & west, the social war in Italy itself, the political history of the Gracchi, the brutal reality of Sulla, the complex influence of Pompey, the over-riding reach of the Senate, and Caesar's foreign conquests into chapters that provide a solid backdrop. The culmination of the civil war and Caesar's dictatorship provide the climax to Part 1. Then the wholly intelligent idea of a Part 2 covering the economy, society, intellectual life, religion. the mechanics of running an Empire and the City of Rome itself turn this volume into an indispensable starting point for the study of this era.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521256032
    • length: 945 pages
    • dimensions: 320 x 184 x 76 mm
    • weight: 1.458kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 14 maps 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of text figures
    1. The crisis of the Republic: sources and source-problems
    2. The Roman empire and its problems in the late second century
    3. Political history, 146–95 BC
    4. Rome and Italy: the Social War
    5. Mithridates
    6. Sulla
    7. The rise of Pompey
    8a. Lucullus, Pompey and the East
    8b. The Jews under Hasmonean rule
    8c. Egypt, 146–31 BC
    9. The Senate and the populares, 69–60 BC
    10. Caesar, Pompey and Rome, 59–50 BC
    11. Caesar: civil war and dictatorship
    12. The aftermath of the Ides
    13. The constitution and public criminal law
    14. The development of Roman private law
    15. The administration of the empire
    16. Economy and society, 133–43 BC
    17. The city of Rome and the plebs urbana in the late Republic
    18. The intellectual developments of the Ciceronian age
    19. Religion
    Chronological table.

  • Editors

    J. A. Crook

    Andrew Lintott

    Elizabeth Rawson


    Andrew Lintott, E. Gabba, John G. F. Hind, Robin Seager, A. N. Sherwin-White, Tessa Rajak, Dorothy J. Thompson, T. P. Wiseman, Elizabeth Rawson, Duncan Cloud, J. A. Crook, John Richardson, C. Nicolet, Nicholas Purcell, Miriam Griffin, Mary Beard

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