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Chronicle of the Roman Republic (Chronicles)

The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

Philip Matyszak

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A highly readable account of 56 of the extraordinary characters whose lives were the defining threads in the great adventure and final tragedy that was the Roman Republic

Overview

56 of the extraordinary characters whose lives were the defining threads in the great adventure and final tragedy that was the Roman Republic, from Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and the less well known, such as Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus ‘the Delayer’ and Cato the Censor.

In this history we see the best and worst of the Roman élite – superstitious, brutal and utterly uncompromising, but often men of great honour and principle. There are anecdotes from Roman historians, such as Polybius, Livy and Cicero and special features on subjects such as the Etruscans, gladiators and the Roman relationship with Egypt (and Cleopatra). There are timelines throughout, plus genealogical trees and numerous sidebars.

This is a highly readable and authoritative account of a fascinating historical period.

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.4 x 19.1 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Illustrations: 293

Publication date: 6 October 2008

ISBN: 9780500287637

Contents List

Preface • The Age of Kings 753–509bc • Founders of the Republic 509–264bc • Romans of the Mid-Republic 264–100bc • The Last Republicans 100–31bc

About the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.