By Mark Everson Davies, Hilary Swain

Aspects of Roman background 82BC–AD14 examines the political and army heritage of Rome and its empire within the Ciceronian and Augustan a long time. it truly is an integral creation to this relevant interval of Roman background for all scholars of Roman heritage, from pre-university to undergraduate level.

This is the 1st publication because H.H. Scullard’s From the Gracchi to Nero, released generations in the past, to supply an entire introductory account of 1 of the main compelling and very important sessions within the background of Europe. Aspects of Roman background 82BC–AD14:

* brings to existence the nice figures of Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Cleopatra and Augustus, and explores how strength was once won, used and abused

* covers the lives of ladies and slaves, the operating of the empire and the lives of provincials, and faith, tradition and propaganda

* deals either a survey of the most themes and a close narrative during the shut exam of sources

* introduces scholars to the issues of analyzing proof, and is helping enhance the data and talents had to extra the learn of old history.

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The armies of Rome had always been recruited from those who possessed land, as it was believed that a man with a stake in society would be prepared to fight harder to defend it. Rome had depended on peasant farmers, citizens and allies to form the backbone of its army, and there were many long military campaigns during the second century. Rome’s main rival in the western Mediterranean was Carthage, originally a Phoenician colony on the North African coast. It possessed a large fleet and had conquered Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Spain.

Bestia, Aulus and Albinus were all exiled. The Senate’s serious shortcomings in the conduct of this war had been exposed by two tribunes. In 109 the Senate finally gave command to a competent general, Quintus Caecilius Metellus, who took Gaius Marius with him as one of his legates. Marius, a novus homo from Arpinum, was an exceptional soldier who had attracted the patronage of the Metelli. They had supported his military career and had helped him become praetor in 115, a great achievement for a novus homo.

Livy (59 to AD 17) wrote a vast history of Rome from 753 to AD 9, a patriotic and moralising work. He lived under Augustus, but shows some independence. For our period only the briefest of summaries of his original work remain. Macrobius wrote in the fifth century AD an imagined dialogue between scholars, in which many topics are discussed, including the jokes of famous people. Pliny the Elder (died AD 79) wrote some works of history that have not survived, and there is some, not very critically reported, historical information in his Natural History, which contains, he tells us, 20,000 facts.

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