From the Gracchi to Nero : A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68, Paperback

From the Gracchi to Nero : A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68 Paperback

Part of the Routledge Classics series

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From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD.

Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H.

Scullard's death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate.

In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi's attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780415584883



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One of the clearest, most balanced accounting of the Roman Republican period I have read. Scullard was able to summarize the scholarship and give fair treatment to various interpretations without seeming to have an axe to grind. Witty, engaging prose, and the footnotes are almost as good as the text. Although there is no general bibliography, the footnotes are immensely helpful.

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