The Fall of the Roman Republic

Author: David Colin Arthur Shotter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319409

Category: History

Page: 122

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Describes how the Roman republic became destabilized due to the growth of the Roman empire.

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Barry Linton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514255445


Page: 226

View: 5577

Arguably the greatest Empire to ever exist, Rome has indelibly left a significant mark on the modern world. The posthumous influence of the Roman Republic and Empire have no equal in all of history. Their varied culture, stunning art, brilliant philosophy, and towering architecture is embedded in our modern world. Roman innovation has left behind a legacy that has remained admired and emulated for over a thousand years. They built massive networks of roads before the birth of Christ. They constructed elaborate public sewer systems over 1,500 years before the United States became a Nation, and had networks of aqueducts bringing running water. Their tactics in battle are still studied by historians and military leaders of today. Their history is filled with great conflicts, compelling love stories, and the most treacherous of leaders. Hollywood has explored their culture time and again on the silver screen. Larger than life commanders like Julius Caesar would help shape their ultimate destiny. In his book entitled The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire: Life, Liberty, and the Death of the Republic author Barry Linton highlights and explains the significant struggles and contributions that have made Rome so well known. Join us as we explore the meteoric rise, monumental life, inevitable death, and eventual rebirth of Rome.

The Fall of the Roman Republic

Author: Charles Merivale

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781330143940

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 1611

Excerpt from The Fall of the Roman Republic: A Short History of the Last Century of the Commonwealth I have already written at length, for students of antiquity, the annals of the generation which preceded the battle of Actium, as an introduction to the larger work which I still venture to contemplate on the history and constitution of the Roman Empire. But the wish to present in one view the whole cycle of revolutions which overthrew the noblest republic of the ancient world, has induced me to condense the history of an hundred years in a single volume, adapted in its form and character to the instruction of a more general class of readers. My object has been to present a rapid narrative of events, so grouped and shaded, if I may so express myself, as to fix a permanent impression upon the mind, leaving minute details to be examined in the original authorities, which alone can generally impart interest to them, and dispensing for the most part with the disquisitions on manners and institutions, which if carried out to any profitable extent would grievously encumber these slender pages. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Fall of the Roman Republic

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925485

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5674

Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. Whether describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.

Rome and America: the Great Republics

Author: Walter Signorelli

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480863424

Category: Political Science

Page: 618

View: 6000

In innumerable ways, the United States of America is the political and social descendant of the Roman Republic, and the influences of Rome reverberate throughout our world. Yet while America reflects the heights of Roman structures, ideas, and principles, we also now face a host of problems similar to those that the Romans faced—immigration and citizenship, the consequences of slavery, the growing divide between classes, the conflict between conservatives and progressives, and the challenges of being a superpower. In Rome and America: The Great Republics, author Walter Signorelli chronicles and compares these two greatest and enduring republics of history, explaining how they formed, grew, and prospered. He evaluates their strengths and weaknesses, the environments from which they emerged, and the values and practices they had in common. Signorelli also explores parallels between American and Roman military history, similarities between their constitutional governments, and the legacy of Roman law in America. Last, he questions whether our democratic-republican government will disintegrate as the Roman Republic disintegrated, whether it will grow stronger despite its similarities to the Roman experience, or whether it will transform itself into another form of government akin to Rome’s imperial dictatorship. More than an historical narrative or a collection of biographies, Rome and America: The Great Republics examines the political, social, economic, and moral factors that affected both nations, considering the successes and mistakes of the Romans and their implications for American society today.

The Collapse of the Roman Republic

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560064565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9044

Focuses on the often chaotic events and larger-than-life personalities of the fateful last republican century and discusses the power struggles which gave way to a dictatorship.


Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349138954

Category: Rome

Page: 464

View: 2216

The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama. This was the century of Julius Caesar, the gambler whose addiction to glory led him to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond; of Cicero, whose defence of freedom would make him a byword for eloquence; of Spartacus, the slave who dared to challenge a superpower; of Cleopatra, the queen who did the same. Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans' heirs.