The Roman Revolution
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jorgearanda - LibraryThing
I imagine this treatise on the fall of the Roman Republic is priceless to historians, but it makes for a terrible introduction for the layman --I had to check other sources constantly, as Syme assumes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - uvula_fr_b4 - LibraryThing
Sir Ronald Syme's analysis of the rise of Octavian/Augustus is comprehensive and breathtaking (though, I've since discovered, lacking in certain small ways: for instance, Syme never names the Arval ... Read full review