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    DescriptionLucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 BC), soldier, politician, and statesman, set the standard of dictator for the generations that followed his death-the most famous dictator to follow Sulla's systematic path to power was Julius Caesar. In his lifetime, Sulla faced issues such as the decay of religious faith, the end of the aristocracy, the rise of the proletariat, and the growth of international finance. It was unquestionably a momentous era in the world's history, and Sulla's story is a tale of the Roman ambition par excellence: alliances, battles against rival Roman armies, plots, assassinations, and a civil war initiated by Sulla himself in which he seized power.

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    Sulla the Fortunate
    Roman General and Dictator
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. P. Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780815411475
    ISBN 10: 0815411472

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
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    DC22: B
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC21: 937.05092
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    DC22: 937/.05/092
    LC classification: DG256.7 .B3 2001
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    4 b&w illustrations, 8 maps and diagrams
    Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
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    Author Information
    Historian G. P. Baker (1879-1951) is the author of Hannibal, Augustus, and Tiberius Caesar.
    Review quote
    This impressive and informative biography relates the numerous battles Sulla and his arch rival Gaius Marius (a Roman general of great abilities) fought in Africa, Gaul, and Greece to defend the empire's borders. Highly recommended reading for all students of Roman history, Sulla the Fortunate is a marvelously presented historical record of warfare, alliances, and betrayals that brings Rome and its politics back to life. -- Thomas G. Whelan Midwest Book Review Baker has written a vivid, lively account of Sulla and his times, and has given a very readable study of the dictator's character and career. Times Literary Supplement (UK) [An] extremely entertaining and effective biography... [The author's] interpretation of the evidence is scrupulously fair. Baker has accomplished his main business, the portrait of a salient and brilliant personality, with notable distinction Saturday Review