The Roman Revolution

Paperback | August 8, 2002

byRonald Syme

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The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violenttransference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh andcompelling.

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The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violenttransference of power and property, and the es...

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), one of the most distinguished Roman historians, was Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University. In addition to numerous awards and honors, he collected honorary degrees in eleven countries on five continents.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 8, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803204

ISBN - 13:9780192803207

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Augustus and HistoryII. The Roman OligarchyIII. The Domination of PompeiusIV. Caesar the DictatorV. The Caesarian PartyVI. Caesar's New SenatorsVII. The Consul AntoniusVIII. Caesar's HeirIX. The First March on RomeX. The Senior StatesmanXI. Political CatchwordsXII. The Senate Against AntoniusXIII. The Second March on RomeXIV. The ProscriptionsXV. Philippi and PerusiaXVI. The Predominance of AntoniusXVII. The Rise of OctavianusXVIII. Rome under the TriumvirsXIX. Antonius in the EastXX. Tota ItaliaXXI. DuxXXII. PrincepsXXIII. Crisis in Party and StateXXIV. The Party of AugustusXXV. The Workig of PatronageXXVI. The GovernmentXXVII. The CabinetXXVIII. The SuccessionXXIX. The National ProgrammeXXX. The Organization of OpinionXXXI. The OppositionXXXII. The Doom of the NobilesXXXIII. Pax et PrincepsAppendix: The ConsulsIndexGenealogical Tables

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`the most complete and the most challenging history of its subject which has appeared for many years, in England perhaps at any time ... Nor is this book only for the specialist, for the subject is of prime importance, the information is the best which modern research can provide.'Oxford Magazine