The Roman revolution

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Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 1960 - History - 568 pages
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The Roman Revolutionis a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.

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User Review  - Evan Leach - Goodreads

The Roman Revolution is a tricky book to review. Written back in 1939, Ronald Syme's book details Rome's transition from republic to empire between 60 bc and 14 ad The book has been enormously ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie_blu - Goodreads

First published in 1937, "The Roman Revolution" was a ground-breaking masterpiece that forever changed how historians look at ancient Rome. Some of Syme's conclusions were extremely controversial for ... Read full review

Contents

AUGUSTUS AND HISTORY
1
THE ROMAN OLIGARCHY
10
THE DOMINATION OF POMPEIUS
28
Copyright

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Sir Ronald Syme was Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University.