- By Mary Beard Michael Hewson Crawford

Rome in the Late Republic

  • Title: Rome in the Late Republic
  • Author: Mary Beard Michael Hewson Crawford
  • ISBN: 9780715629284
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rome in the Late Republic This textbook outlines the key features of the period of Rome in the late Republic from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions This

    This textbook outlines the key features of the period of Rome in the late Republic, from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions This second edition also contains a new introduction and an updated bibliography.

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    1. A classicist colleague tells me that Beard's volume co-written with Michael Crawford (as the present work is) are orders of magnitude better than Beard's stand alone texts. Am unable to judge whether or not this is true, but will vouch for the quality and concision of the writing in this book. Beard and Crawford pose as their problem, why and when did the Roman republic devolve such that it was eventually replaced with single-man imperium? Much of the text is taken up with simply defining the di [...]

    2. Read once and pass on (keep if Roman history is your field). The book is targeted at those with a working knowledge of Roman history, but is useful for those without. It teaches how to think about history at the same time as it fills in some gaps in understanding of Rome. I learned many things about the environment of the latter republic that helped to build a better picture of what life and politics were like in that era.

    3. This is a very good overview of Rome in the first half of the first century BC, organized by topic (religion, politics, etc.) rather than chronologically. The footnotes are especially helpful, with pointers to books covering the topics this one only touches on.

    4. Required reading for anyone studying this period. In addition the book demonstrates that the Judeo-Christian model of religious belief and sentiment is not the only one.

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