The Roman Republic (Fontana History of the Ancient World)

The Roman Republic (Fontana History of the Ancient World)

Michael Crawford / Apr 07, 2020

The Roman Republic Fontana History of the Ancient World Between the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in BC and the middle of the second century BC a part time army of Roman peasants under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy conquered first Italy and the

  • Title: The Roman Republic (Fontana History of the Ancient World)
  • Author: Michael Crawford
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Between the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in 390 BC and the middle of the second century BC, a part time army of Roman peasants, under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy, conquered first Italy and then the whole of the Mediterranean.The loyalty of these marauding heroes, and of the Roman population as a whole, to their leaders was assured by a share in the rewards of victoBetween the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in 390 BC and the middle of the second century BC, a part time army of Roman peasants, under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy, conquered first Italy and then the whole of the Mediterranean.The loyalty of these marauding heroes, and of the Roman population as a whole, to their leaders was assured by a share in the rewards of victory, rewards which became steadily less accessible as the empire expanded promoting a decline in loyalty of cataclysmic proportions Wars, rural impoverishments, civil discord and slavery are a few of the subjects covered in this study.

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    114 Comments

    1. This book covers the decline of the Roman Republic. One point made by the author was when Sulla attacked Rome in 88 BC (no Roman general had ever done this) with six legions only one of his officers went along. This contrasts with Julius Caesar's March on Rome in 49 BC. In that attack only one of Caesar's officers refused to go along. The author shows how the conquests of Rome (especially the defeat of Carthage and Macedonia) caused Rome to slowly change from a country of citizen peasant soldier [...]


    2. A good, short overview of the Republic. Very accurate, perceptive, and good use of sources. Crawford's own perspective also came through at times, which was quite good.


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