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    DescriptionBetween 327 and 70 B.C. the Romans expanded their empire throughout the Mediterranean world. This highly original study looks at Roman attitudes and behavior that lay behind their quest for power. How did Romans respond to warfare, year after year? How important were the material gains of military success--land, slaves, and other riches--commonly supposed to have been merely an incidental result? What value is there in the claim of the contemporary historian Polybius that the Romans were driven by a greater and greater ambition to expand their empire? The author answers these questions within an analytic framework, and comes to an interpretation of Roman imperialism that differs sharply from the conventional ones.


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    Title
    War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Vernon Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198148661
    ISBN 10: 0198148666
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: JPHC
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC18: 321.030937
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    LC classification: JV98
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 321.03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JPHC
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 1985
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "Marks a major advance in our understanding of Roman imperialism."--Times Literary Supplement"Recommended for undergraduate and research libraries....All subsequent studies of Roman imperialism will have to take account of this book."--Choice
    Table of contents
    ROMAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS WAR; ECONOMIC MOTIVES FOR WAR AND EXPANSION; EXPANSION AS A ROMAN AIM; ANNEXATION; IMPERIALISM AND SELF-DEFENCE; ADDITIONAL NOTES