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    DescriptionIn the first century B.C., Rome was the ruler of a vast empire. Yet at the heart of the Republic was a fatal flaw: a dangerous hostility between the aristocracy and the plebians, each regarding itself as the foundation of Rome's military power. Turning from their foreign enemies, Romans would soon be fighting Romans.Swords Against the Senate describes the first three decades of Rome's century-long civil war that transformed it from a republic to an imperial autocracy, from the Rome of citizen leaders to the Rome of decadent emperor thugs. As the republic came apart amid turmoil, Gaius Marius, the "people's general," rose to despotic power only to be replaced by the brutal dictator Sulla. The Roman army, once invincible against foreign antagonists, became a tool for the powerful, and the Roman Senate its foe.


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    Title
    Swords against the Senate
    Subtitle
    The Rise of the Roman Army and the Fall of the Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Hildinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306812798
    ISBN 10: 0306812797
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    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
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC classification: DG
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 937.04, 937.05
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DG254.2 \.
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    12 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Erik Hildinger has written on ancient and medieval military history for a number of publications. He was a practicing lawyer for many years and now teaches at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor.
    Review quote
    "A gripping treatment of one of history's great tragedies."