"The Fall of the Roman Republic, "provides an accessible introduction to this complex topic in Roman history. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, David Shotter examines how the Roman republic was destabilized by the unplanned growth of the Roman empire. Key topics discussed include:
* the government of the republic
* how certain individuals took advantage of the expansion of the empire
* Julius Caesar's accession to power
* the rise of the Augustan principate following Julius Caesar's murder.
This new second edition has been revised throughout to take into consideration the latest research in the field. Additions also include an expanded and updated guide to further reading and an index.