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The main changes were in labour and produce: the independent peasant farmer
was tending to disappear and to be transformed into a tenant, while wine and oil
became the main products. Since grain came as tribute from Egypt and Africa, ...
Further, it was not confined to the classroom, and declamation became a
fashionable social activity, while from the time of Augustus it became common for
authors to recite their new works to an audience before publication. This whole ...
Stoic opposition became more vocal under the Flavians, though with less reason,
but it was confined to a small and obstinate group, whose excesses offended the
majority of senators; Tacitus and the younger Pliny might admire their courage ...
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Over the course of more than a year, I read this excellent Roman history one chunk at a time. It was well worth it. For good reason this is Scullard's most well known work. It is thorough, interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Books like Scullard are essential for anyone who wants to engage with history. Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the "mysteries" of the ancient world? You could ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
ROME AT THE CROSSROADS
The Growth of Romes Empire
The Senatorial Government
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