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    DescriptionThe rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and brought the surrounding peoples to east and west into the Roman sphere. Yet the triumph of the Republic was also its tragedy. In this Very Short Introduction, David M. Gwynn provides a fascinating introduction to the history of the Roman Republic and its literary and material sources, bringing to life the culture and society of Republican Rome and its ongoing significance within our modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David M. Gwynn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199595112
    ISBN 10: 0199595119

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 937.02
    LC classification: DG231 .G89 2012
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    12 black and white halftones, and some maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 October 2012
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    Author Information
    Dr David Gwynn is Lecturer in Ancient and Late Antique History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of several books including The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the "Arian Controversy" (OUP, 2007).
    Table of contents
    INTRODUCTION ; 1. The mists of the past ; 2. The Republic takes shape ; 3. Men, women, and the gods ; 4. Carthage must be destroyed ; 5. Mistress of the Mediterranean ; 6. The cost of Empire ; 7. Word and image ; 8. The last years ; 9. The afterlife of the Republic ; CHRONOLOGY ; THE ROMAN CONSTITUTION ; FURTHER READING ; INDEX