From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68

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Routledge, 04.10.2010 - 448 Seiten
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From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.
 

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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

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One of the clearest, most balanced accounting of the Roman Republican period I have read. Scullard was able to summarize the scholarship and give fair treatment to various interpretations without ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE x
PREFACE xxi
FOREWORD xxiv
Introductory 1
The People and the Knights 7
Romes Allies 13
The Senatorial Settlement 36
The Metelli and Marius 37
The Augustan Principate 176
The First Settlement 27 B C 178
The Second Settlement 23 B C 180
Consolidation of the Principate 181
The Last Twentyfive Years of Augustus Principate 183
Princeps and Senate 185
Magistrates and Officials 189
Rome and Italy 192

The Outbreak of War against Jugurtha 39
The Defeat of Jugurtha 41
The Northern Menace and its Political Repercussions 44
Appuleius Saturninus 46
Marius Victory over the Germans 47
Marius Sixth Consulship 100 B C 49
The Rise and Fall of Sulla 52
The Nineties 52
The Younger Drusus 53
The Outbreak of the Italian or Social War 54
Sulpicius Tribunate and Sullas Capture of Rome 58
Cinna 60
Mithridates King of Pontus 61
The First Mithridatic War 63
Civil War 65
Sullanum Regnum 67
Sullas Reforms 68
Sullas Retirement 71
The Rise of Pompey 73
The Counterrevolution of Lepidus 73
Q Sertorius 74
Spartacus 79
The Consulship of Pompey and Crassus 70 B C 80
Pompeys Commands 82
Pompey and Caesar 90
Conditions in Gaul 107
Revolt and Reconquest 112
War in Greece Egypt and Asia 4847 B C 116
Reform and Reconstruction 121
The Second Triumvirate 131
Octavians Consolidation of the West 137
Antony in the East 140
Actium 143
Economic and Social Life in Italy and the Provinces in the Late Republic 146
Agriculture Industry and Trade 146
The Knights 151
Other Classes 151
The City 153
The Provinces 154
Art Literature and Thought in the Late Republic 159
GraecoRoman Culture 159
Art and Architecture 161
Education and Learning 170
Law 171
Philosophy and Religion 173
Social Reforms 195
Religious Reforms 197
Virgil Horace and Livy 199
Frontiers and Provinces 205
Imperial Problems 205
The Army 205
The Eastern Frontier 208
The Northern Frontier 214
Provincial Administration 219
Augustus 223
Tiberius and Gaius 226
The Accession of Tiberius 226
The Civil Government of Tiberius 230
Sejanus 232
Provincial Affairs under Tiberius 234
Tiberius Last Years 236
Gaius Caligula 239
The Provincial Policy of Gaius 240
Court History under Claudius 255
Neros First Years 256
The Administration of Seneca and Burrus 258
Nero the Artist 259
The Gathering Storm 260
The Provinces and Foreign Affairs 263
The Storm Breaks 268
Economic and Social Life in the Early Empire 272
Agriculture 272
Industry and Trade 273
Trade Beyond the Empire 277
The Senatorial Class 283
Social Life 285
Art Literature and Religion in the JulioClaudian Period 292
Architecture and Art 292
PostAugustan Literature 295
Philosophy and Religion 302
Judaism and Christianity 306
ABBREVIATIONS 311
NOTES 313
The Pirates 83
Claudius and Nero 243
The Accession of Claudius 243
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 396
INDEX 399
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H.H. Scullard (1903-1983) taught at King's College London, where he became Professor of Ancient History, from 1935 to 1970. He wrote several books on Roman history, and was the first editor of the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

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