From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68

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Psychology Press, 1982 - History - 500 pages
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Scullard's clear and comprehensive narrative covers the period from 133 BC to 69 AD, exploring the decline and fall of the Republic, and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. More than forty years after its first publication this masterful survey remains the standard textbook on the central period of Roman history.
  

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This was a standard A Level textbook when I studied ancient history almost 50 years ago. It is still an excellent and very readable overview of the decades which led to the end of the Roman republic ... Read full review

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Contents

ROMEATTHECROSSROADS i
1
Germany and Britain 5354 B C
3
The Last Twentyfive Years of Augustus Princi
5
THE GRACCHI
22
THE RISE AND FALL OF MARIUS
42
THE RISE AND FALL OF SULLA
61
POMPEY ANDCAESAR
105
THE DOMINATION OF CAESAR
126
Princeps and Senate
219
Magistrates and Officials
224
Rome and Italy
228
Social Reforms
231
i0 Religious Reforms
233
ti Virgil Horace and Livy
237
i2 Other Writers of the Augustan Age
240
FRONTIERS AND PROVINCES
243

Revolt and Reconquest
131
Civil War in Italy Africa and Spain 49 B C
134
War in Greece Egypt and Asia 4847 B C
137
The End of the Civil War
140
Reform and Reconstruction
143
Policy and Administration
146
t0 Caesars Autocracy
148
THE SECOND TRIUMVIRATE I54 t The Rise of Antony
154
The Rise of Octavian t5 5
155
The Second Triumvirate and Philippi
158
Octavians Consolidation of the West
161
Antony in the East
165
Actium
168
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE IN ITALY AND THE PROVINCES IN THE LATE REPUBLIC
172
t Agriculture Industry and Trade
173
The Aristocracy
175
The Knights
177
Other Classes t78 5 The City
178
The Provinces
181
ART LITERATURE AND THOUGHT IN THE LATE REPUBLIC t88 i GraecoRoman Culture
188
Art and Architecture
191
The Poets
193
Historical Writing
197
Oratory
200
Education and Leaming 20t 7 Law
203
Philosophy and Religion
204
THE AUGUSTAN PRINCIPATE
208
The First Settlement 27 B C
210
The Second Settlement 23 B C
213
Consolidation of the Principate
214
The Eastem Frontier
246
Africa Spain and Gaul
251
The Northem Frontier
254
Provincial Administration
260
Augustus
263
TIBERIUS AND GAIUS
268
Germanicus
270
The Civil Govemment of Tiberius
273
Seanus
275
Provincial Affairs under Tiberius
279
Tiberius Last Years
280
Gaius Caligula
283
The Provincial Policy of Gaius
285
CLAUDIUS AND NERO
288
2 Claudius and the Senate
291
Claudius Centralized Administration
292
The Provincial Policy of Claudius
295
The Conquest of Britain
299
Court History under Claudius
302
Neros First Years
305
The Administration of Seneca and Burrus
306
Nero the Artist
307
i0 The Gathering Storm
308
The Provinces and Foreign Affairs
312
i2 The Storm Breaks
318
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE IN
322
ART LITERATURE AND RELIGION
345
ABBREVIATIONS
368
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
485
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Howard H. Scullard (1903-83) was a professor of ancient history at the University of London. He was the author of The History of the Roman World from 753 to 146 B.C. and From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68.

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