Chronicle of the Roman Republic

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

The Rulers of Ancient Rome From Romulus to Augustus

Book - 2003
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The Roman Republic was one of the most civilized societies in the ancient world, ruled by elected officials whose power was checked by a constitution so well crafted that it inspired the founding fathers of the United States of America. Here Philip Matyszak describes fifty-seven of the foremost Romans of the Republic, spanning the centuries from its birth to its bloody death and including the best and the worst of the Roman elite: Licinius Crassus, a kind father and loving husband who crucified slaves by the thousands, or Cato the Censor, upright and incorruptible, xenophobic and misogynistic.Supported by a wealth of pictorial and archaeological detail, these personal histories provide an overview of the development and expansion of Rome, encompassing foreign and civil wars as well as social strife and key legislation. The biographies are supplemented by time lines, data files, and special features that highlight different aspects of Roman culture and society.
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2003.
ISBN: 9780500051214
Branch Call Number: 937.02 M446
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.


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Feb 12, 2018

Coffee-table book with short summaries of the various leaders of the Roman Republic and asides with additional slight expansion on several topics. I see it more as a cruise through history--useful for getting a quick dip at a trot and to see where further exploration in-depth might be interesting.

Dec 23, 2010

The book is great to look at and there's sooo many information about the rulers of Republic Rome.

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