Lucullus : A Life

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This is the first biography in English of Lucullus, one of Rome's greatest soldiers, traditionally considered a degenerate. Paring back the legends and misconceptions surrounding his name, the book examines Lucullus as a soldier, politician and aesthete. Inheritor of the ideals of his friend Sulla, his career spans the last years of the Roman republic when it was governed under the constitution the dictator had devised. Through the eyes of Lucullus, the failure of that constitution is depicted.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • illustrations, 3 maps
  • 0415032199
  • 9780415032193
  • 1,839,744

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"Fully documented, clearly written, and forcefully argued, Keaveney's controversial biography, the only one in English, will interest students and scholars alike."-"Choice

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Table of contents

Preface, Chapter I: Lucius Licinius Lucullus and the Luculli Chapter II: Master and Pupil Chapter III: The Politic Man Chapter IV: The Consulship Chapter V: Confronting the King: The War with Mithridates Chapter VI Confronting the King: The War with Tigranes Chapter VII: The Life of a Sponge? Chapter VIII: '...retired Leisure that in trim gardens takes his pleasure'. Chapter IX: Lucius Licinius Lucullus and his Age Appendix 1: Asia 81-79 Appendix 2: When did the 3rd Mithridatic War begin? Bibiliography

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