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The Roman revolution

Ronald Syme (Author)
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 violent transference 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 and compelling
eBook, English, 2002
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002
1 online resource (xi, 568 pages) : genealogical tables
9781423757450, 9780192803207, 9781280752582, 1423757459, 0192803204, 1280752580
Introduction: Augustus and history
The roman oligarchy
The domination of Pompeius
Caesar the dictator
The Caesarian party
Caesar's new senators
The consul Antonius
Caesar's heir
The first march on Rome
The senior statesman
Political catchwords
The senate against Antonius
The second march on Rome
The prosciptions
Philippi and Perusia
The predominance of Antonius
The rise of Octavianus
Rome under the triumvirs
Antonius in the east
Tota Italia
Crisis in party and state
The party and Augustus
The working of patronage
The government
The cabinet
The succession
The national programme
The organization of opinion
The opposition
The doom of the Nobiles
Pax et princeps