The Roman Revolution

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OUP Oxford, Aug 8, 2002 - History - 568 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

AUGUSTUS AND HISTORY
1
II THE ROMAN OLIGARCHY
10
III THE DOMINATION OF POMPEIUS
28
IV CAESAR THE DICTATOR
47
V THE CAESARIAN PARTY
61
VI CAESARS NEW SENATORS
78
VII THE CONSUL ANTONIUS
97
VIII CAESARS HEIR
112
XX TOTA ITALIA
276
XXI DUX
294
XXII PRINCEPS
313
XXIII CRISIS IN PARTY AND STATE
331
XXIV THE PARTY OF AUGUSTUS
349
XXV THE WORKING OF PATRONAGE
369
XXVI THE GOVERNMENT
387
XXVII THE CABINET
406

IX THE FIRST MARCH ON ROME
123
X THE SENIOR STATESMAN
135
XL POLITICAL CATCHWORDS
149
XII THE SENATE AGAINST ANTONIUS
162
XIII THE SECOND MARCH ON ROME
176
XIV THE PROSCRIPTIONS
187
XV PHILIPPI AND PERUSIA
202
XVI THE PREDOMINANCE OF ANTONIUS
214
XVII THE RISE OF OCTAVIANUS
227
XVIII ROME UNDER THE TRIUMVIRS
243
XIX ANTONIUS IN THE EAST
259
XXVIII THE SUCCESSION
419
XXIX THE NATIONAL PROGRAMME
440
XXX THE ORGANIZATION OF OPINION
459
XXXI THE OPPOSITION
476
XXXII THE DOOM OF THE NOBILES
490
XXXIII PAX ET PRINCEPS
509
THE CONSULS
525
LIST OF WORKS REFERRED TO
530
INDEX
535
GENEALOGICAL TABLES
569
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Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), one of the most distinguished Roman historians, was Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University. In addition to numerous awards and honors, he collected honorary degrees in eleven countries on five continents.

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