Swords Against The Senate: The Rise Of The Roman Army And The Fall Of The Republic
Hachette Books, 05.11.2008 - 256 Seiten
In 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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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing
Very excellent look at the events that started the cracking of the Senate and the Republic of Rome. Mainly examines Marius and Sulla, does not go much into Caesar and Pompey etc. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Garp83 - LibraryThing
It is a bit unfortunate for Erik Hildinger that I am reviewing his book, Swords Against the Senate: the Rise of the Roman Army and the Fall of the Republic, shortly after reading and reviewing Tom ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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