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Fall of the Roman Republic (David Shotter) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2005) 9780415319393


Title: Fall of the Roman Republic

Author: Shotter, David

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415319393

Volumes: 1; Pages: 144

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The Fall of the Roman Republic shows how the Roman republic was destabilized by the consequences of the unplanned growth of the Roman empire. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, David Shotter tackles in a straightforward way the many problems of the period and the prejudices to which they gave rise. He demonstrates how groups and individuals sought their own advantage from the opportunities offered by imperial expansion, and how this led to confusion and chaos to which the only perceived solution was the introduction of a form of permanent supervision for the Roman republic.

"An excellent study of the fall of the Roman Republic."--Religious Studies Review

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Republic

2. The Government of the Republic

3. The Growth of the Empire

4. Factionalism in Roman Politics; The Gracchus Brothers

5. Marius, the army and the Italian allies

6. Sulla and the Senate

7. The Domination of Pompey

8. The First Triumvirate and the Slide to Civil War

9. Caesar's Dictatorship

10. The Final Act: Antonius, Octavian and Lepidus

11. Epilogue

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