From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2010 - History - 448 pages
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From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.

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One of the clearest, most balanced accounting of the Roman Republican period I have read. Scullard was able to summarize the scholarship and give fair treatment to various interpretations without ... Read full review

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My professor at the start of the course on Roman History from 60BC to 14AD praised this book for its conciseness and its suitability for undergraduates and lay readers entering upon a study of this ... Read full review

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H.H. Scullard (1903-1983) taught at New College Oxford from 1935 to 1939 before becoming Professor of Ancient History at King’s College London. His many books include the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

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