The History of Rome

The History of Rome

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection: Classics

By (author) Theodor Mommsen, Translated by William Purdie Dickson

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 492 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 28mm | 620g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108009751
  • ISBN 13: 9781108009751
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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The classical historian Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) published his monumental History of Rome between 1854 and 1856. His work was received with widespread acclaim by the scholarly community and the reading public. In 1902 Mommsen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and acclaimed as 'the greatest living master of the art of historical writing'. Mommsen rejected traditional Enlightenment accounts, which glorified ancient Rome; instead, guided by a new and rigorous criticism of sources, Mommsen began the demythologisation of Roman history. In a vivacious and engaging style, Mommsen drew bold parallels between the nineteenth century and classical Rome. Volume 3 covers the turbulent period from the reforms of Tiberius Gracchus to the death of Sulla, with separate chapters on nationality, religion and education, and the Roman economy. This English translation, first published in 1863, is based on the German third edition (1861).

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Book Fourth. The Revolution: 1. The subject countries down to the times of the Gracchi; 2. The reform movement and Tiberius Gracchus; 3. The revolution and Gaius Gracchus; 4. The rule of the restoration; 5. The peoples of the North; 6. The attempt of Marius at revolution and the attempt of Drusus at reform; 7. The revolt of the Italians and the Sulpician revolution; 8. The East and King Mithradates; 9. Cinna and Sulla; 10. The Sullan constitution; 11. The commonwealth and its economy; 12. Nationality, religion, and education; 13. Literature and art.