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Rome's revolution : death of the republic and birth of the empire, Richard Alston

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Rome's revolution : death of the republic and birth of the empire
Title
Rome's revolution
Title remainder
death of the republic and birth of the empire
Statement of responsibility
Richard Alston
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"On March 15th, 44 BC a group of senators stabbed Julius Caesar, the dictator of Rome. By his death, they hoped to restore Rome's Republic. Instead, they unleashed a revolution. By December of that year, Rome was plunged into a violent civil war. Three men--Mark Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian--emerged as leaders of a revolutionary regime, which crushed all opposition. In time, Lepidus was removed, Antony and Cleopatra were dispatched, and Octavian stood alone as sole ruler of Rome. He became Augustus, Rome's first emperor, and by the time of his death in AD 14 the 500-year-old republic was but a distant memory and the birth of one of history's greatest empires was complete. Rome's Revolution provides a riveting narrative of this tumultuous period of change. Historian Richard Alston digs beneath the high politics of Cicero, Caesar, Antony, and Octavian to reveal the experience of the common Roman citizen and soldier. He portrays the revolution as the crisis of a brutally competitive society, both among the citizenry and among the ruling class whose legitimacy was under threat. Throughout, he sheds new light on the motivations that drove men to march on their capital city and slaughter their compatriots. He also shows the reasons behind and the immediate legacy of the awe inspiringly successful and ruthless reign of Emperor Augustus. An enthralling story of ancient warfare, social upheaval, and personal betrayal, Rome's Revolution offers an authoritative new account of an epoch which still haunts us today." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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1965-
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Alston, Richard
Dewey number
937/.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG254
LC item number
.A47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient warfare and civilization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caesar, C. Julius
  • Marcus Antonius
  • Cleopatra
  • Augustus, C. Julius Caesar Octavianus
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
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Rome's revolution : death of the republic and birth of the empire, Richard Alston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historian's problem -- Death of a dictator -- The crisis of the republic -- Caesar and Pompey -- Mutina: the last battle of the republic -- A victory lost: the defeat of the senate -- The revolution begins -- Death in Rome -- The triumvirs' victory -- The soldiers' peace -- The triumvirs' wars -- Antony and Cleopatra: love and its enemies -- The invention of Augustus -- The Augustan republic -- Anarchy and power -- The Augustan order -- The imperial monarchy -- Death of an emperor -- Cast of characters -- Bibliography
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199739769
Lccn
2014049749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893455438
  • (OCoLC)ocn893455438
  • 1173790
Label
Rome's revolution : death of the republic and birth of the empire, Richard Alston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historian's problem -- Death of a dictator -- The crisis of the republic -- Caesar and Pompey -- Mutina: the last battle of the republic -- A victory lost: the defeat of the senate -- The revolution begins -- Death in Rome -- The triumvirs' victory -- The soldiers' peace -- The triumvirs' wars -- Antony and Cleopatra: love and its enemies -- The invention of Augustus -- The Augustan republic -- Anarchy and power -- The Augustan order -- The imperial monarchy -- Death of an emperor -- Cast of characters -- Bibliography
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780199739769
Lccn
2014049749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893455438
  • (OCoLC)ocn893455438
  • 1173790

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