The Roman Revolution

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OUP Oxford, Aug 8, 2002 - History - 592 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 modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.
 

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User 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

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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

Contents

POLITICAL CATCHWORDS
xi
THE SENATE AGAINST ANTONIUS
xii
THE SECOND MARCH ON ROME
xiii
THE PROSCRIPTIONS
xiv
PHILIPPI AND PERUSIA
xv
THE PREDOMINANCE OF ANTONIUS
xvi
THE RISE OF OCTAVIANUS
xvii
ROME UNDER THE TRIUMVIRS
xviii

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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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