This work is a comprehensive survey of social, political and economic developments from the foundation of Rome in 753 BC to the fall of the Western Empire in AD 475. It looks behind the scenes of Imperial politics and sees the Roman world as it appeared to the "silent majority" of soldiers, peasants, slaves and landless peasants. Special attention is drawn to recent re-evaluations of economic and sociological developments in the late Republic and early Empire, and to the question of continuity or discontinuity, from antiquity to the medieval period. The text should serve as a useful and up-to-date introduction to the study of Roman history at university level.
The Ancient World (Greco-Roman Antiquity); Our Sources for Roman History; Research and the Scholarly Debate; The Foundation and the Regal Period (753-509 BC); Freedom and the Struggle for Existence (509-387 BC); The Conquest of Italy (387-265 BC); Rome on the Way to World Power (265-133 BC); From the Gracchi to Caesar (133-44 BC); The Formation of the Principate (44 BC-AD 70); The Roman Peace (AD 70-161); Crisis and Transformation (AD 161-284); Reconstruction (AD 284-394); Eternal Rome; Index.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st December 1996
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
Country of Publication: DK
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 26.0
Weight (kg): 0.61