The Last Generation of the Roman Republic

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University of California Press, 1974 - History - 596 pages
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Available for the first time in paperback, with a new introduction that reviews related scholarship of the past twenty years, Erich Gruen's classic study of the late Republic examines institutions as well as personalities, social tensions as well as politics, the plebs and the army as well as the aristocracy.

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This massive, articulate work has stood the test of time, and, if not indispensable it is still highly regarded and a standard guide to the period. Gruen's argument is that the Republic was not in ... Read full review

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Gruen examines the institutions of the Roman Republic in the decades before Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and precipitated the civil war that ended the Republic. He looks at political alignments ... Read full review


Political Alliances and Alignments
The First Triumvirate and the Reaction
The Consuls and Consular Elections
The Senate
Criminal and Administrative Law
The Implications
The Continuities
The Plebs and the Army
The Coming of Civil War

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About the author (1974)

Erich S. Gruen is Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley. His other books include The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome; Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition; Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans; and Rethinking the Other in Antiquity.

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