Ancient Rome: From the Early Republic to the Assassination of Julius Caesar

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - History - 784 pages
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A companion volume to the highly successful and widely used Ancient Greece, this Sourcebook is a valuable resource for students at all levels studying ancient Rome.

Lynda Garland and Matthew Dillon present an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Providing a comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic, Ancient Rome includes:

  • source material on political developments in the Roman Republic (50944 BC)
  • detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome
  • clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources, but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama
  • concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter
  • a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic.

All students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this textbook invaluable at all levels of study.

  

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Contents

507264 BC
1
The Public Face of Rome
54
Religion in the Roman Republic
109
Rome Against Carthage
173
Romes Mediterranean Empire
232
Slaves and Freedmen
295
Women and the Family
339
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus
405
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
505
The Collapse of the Republic
544
Civil War and Dictatorship
619
The Ancient Sources
675
Glossary
696
Abbreviations and General Bibliography
702
Bibliographies to Chapters 1 3
713
Index of A ncient Sources
761

Gaius Marius
447
TheSocialWar
481

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About the author (2005)

Matthew Dillon is an Associate Professor in Classics, History and Religion at the University of New England, Australia.

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