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    Beyond the Rubicon: Romans and Gauls in Republican Italy (Oxford Classical Monographs) (Hardback) By (author) J. H. C. Williams

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    DescriptionThroughout the middle and late Republican periods (fourth to first centuries BC) the Romans lived in fear and loathing of the Gauls of northern Italy, caused primarily by their collective historical memory of the destruction of the city of Rome by Gauls in 387 BC. By examining the literary evidence relating to the historical, ethnographic, and geographic writings of Greeks and Romans of the period - focusing on invasion and conflict - this book attempts to answer the questions how and why the Gauls became the deadly enemy of the Romans. Dr Williams also examines the problematic notion of the Gauls as 'Celts' which has been so influential in historical and archaeological accounts of northern Italy in the late pre-Roman Iron Age by modern scholars. The book concludes that ancient literary evidence and modern ethnic presumptions about 'Celts' are not a sound basis for reconstructing either the history of the Romans' interaction with the peoples of northern Italy or for interpreting the material evidence.

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    Beyond the Rubicon
    Romans and Gauls in Republican Italy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. H. C. Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 451 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198153009
    ISBN 10: 0198153007

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC21: 937.02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, LIT004190
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
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    DC22: 937.004916
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    06 September 2001
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    It is a sign of the elegance and value of the book that it will long continue to be an important contribution to our knowledge. Times Higher Education Supplement