The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

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Available for the first time in paperback, with a new introduction that reviews related scholarship of the past twenty years, Erich Gruen's classic study of the late Republic examines institutions as well as personalities, social tensions as well as politics, the plebs and the army as well as the aristocracy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 615 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 41mm | 998g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0520201531
  • 9780520201538
  • 315,825

Table of contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
I. The Aftermath of Sulla
II. Political Alliances and Alignments
III. The "First Triumvirate" and the Reaction
IV. The Consuls and Consular Elections
V. The Senate
VI. Legislative Activity: Criminal and Administrative Law
VII. Criminal Trials (I): The Implications
VIII. Criminal Trials (II): The Continuities
IX. The Plebs and the Army
X. Discontents and Violence
XI. The Coming of Civil War
Appendix 1: Composition of the Senate
Appendix II: Additional Criminal Trials
Appendix Ill: Imperia Extra Ordinem
Index Nominum
Index Rerum
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Review quote

"[An] important book. . . . It underscores the need to look again at the history of Rome in the late Republic from more than a narrowly political point of view in order to help us understand better the transition to imperial autocracy."--A. J. Christopherson, "The Classical Journal
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About Erich S. Gruen

Erich S. Gruen is Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome (California, 1984).
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