The Roman Revolution

The Roman Revolution

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The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modernauthorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.The De ofliciis is a theoretical treatment of the obligations which a citizen should render to the Commonwealth, that is, a manual of civic virtue. ... ideas and preoccupations in the summer and autumn of 44 B.C. With war impending, Atticus took alarm and dissuaded him from action. ... 5 This may perhaps be supported by what St. Augustine records about the De re publica (De ciu. dei 5, 13): a#39;loquitur deanbsp;...

Title:The Roman Revolution
Author: Ronald Syme
Publisher:Oxford Paperbacks - 2002-08-08

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