The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

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Routledge, Dec 6, 2012 - History - 528 pages
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Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome.

The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as:

  • Rome’s relations with the Etruscans
  • the conflict between patricians and plebeians
  • the causes of Roman imperialism
  • the growth of slave-based economy.

Answering the need for raising acute questions and providing an analysis of the many different kinds of archaeological evidence with literary sources, this is the most comprehensive study of the subject available, and is essential reading for students of Roman history.

 

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"Early Roman History has been ignored by the English speaking world." With this comment Tim Cornell embarks on a rectification of this sorry state of affairs. Somehow, he makes less of a case as to ... Read full review

Contents

The Evidence
1
2 The PreRoman Background
31
3 The origins of rome
48
4 The Rise of the CityState
81
Kings Queens Events and Dates
119
6 The Myth of Etruscan Rome
151
7 The Reforms of Servius Tullius
173
8 The Power of Rome in the Sixth Century
198
11 The Twelve Tables
272
12 Wars and External Relations 509345 BC
293
13 The Emancipation of the Plebs
327
14 The Roman Conquest of Italy
345
15 Rome in the Age of the Italian Wars
369
a note on early roman chronology
399
Notes
403
Bibliography
472

9 The Begnnings of the Roman Republic
215
10 Patricians and Plebeians
242

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