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xvi, 586 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Studying fiscal regimes Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel-- Part I. Diversity and Commonalities in Early Extraction Regimes: 2. The Inka empire Terence N. D'Altroy-- 3. The Aztec empire Michael E. Smith-- 4. The Ancient Near East and Egypt Michael Jursa and Juan Carlos Morena Garcia-- Part II. Determinants of Intensification and Abatement: 5. Hellenistic empires Andrew Monson-- 6. The Roman republic James Tan-- 7. The early Roman monarchy Walter Scheidel-- 8. The later Roman empire Gilles Bransbourg-- 9. Early imperial China, from Qin/Han through Tang Mark E. Lewis-- 10. Imperial China under the Song and late Qing Kent Gang Deng-- Part III. Divergent Trends among Established Regimes: 11. Late Rome, Byzantium and early medieval western Europe John Haldon-- 12. The Middle East in Islamic late antiquity Hugh Kennedy-- 13. The Ottoman empire Metin M. Cosgel-- 14. Early modern Japan Philip C. Brown-- Part IV. Fragmented Political Ecologies and Institutional Innovation: 15. The Greek polis and koinon Emily Mackil-- 16. Classical Athens Josiah Ober-- 17. Why did public debt originate in Europe? David Stasavage-- Part V. Comparative Perspectives and New Frontiers: 18. Tributary empires and the New Fiscal Sociology: some comparative reflections Peter F. Bang-- 19. Interpreting the comparative history of fiscal regimes Edgar Kiser and Margaret Levi.
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Inspired by the New Fiscal History, this book represents the first global survey of taxation in the premodern world. What emerges is a rich variety of institutions, including experiments with sophisticated instruments such as sovereign debt and fiduciary money, challenging the notion of a typical premodern stage of fiscal development. The studies also reveal patterns and correlations across widely dispersed societies that shed light on the basic factors driving the intensification, abatement, and innovation of fiscal regimes. Twenty scholars have contributed perspectives from a wide range of fields besides history, including anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. The volume's coverage extends beyond Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric approach of most scholarship on fiscal history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction-- 1. Studying fiscal regimes Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel-- Part I. Diversity and Commonalities in Early Extraction Regimes: 2. The Inka empire Terence N. D'Altroy-- 3. The Aztec empire Michael E. Smith-- 4. The Ancient Near East and Egypt Michael Jursa and Juan Carlos Morena Garcia-- Part II. Determinants of Intensification and Abatement: 5. Hellenistic empires Andrew Monson-- 6. The Roman republic James Tan-- 7. The early Roman monarchy Walter Scheidel-- 8. The later Roman empire Gilles Bransbourg-- 9. Early imperial China, from Qin/Han through Tang Mark E. Lewis-- 10. Imperial China under the Song and late Qing Kent Gang Deng-- Part III. Divergent Trends among Established Regimes: 11. Late Rome, Byzantium and early medieval western Europe John Haldon-- 12. The Middle East in Islamic late antiquity Hugh Kennedy-- 13. The Ottoman empire Metin M. Cosgel-- 14. Early modern Japan Philip C. Brown-- Part IV. Fragmented Political Ecologies and Institutional Innovation: 15. The Greek polis and koinon Emily Mackil-- 16. Classical Athens Josiah Ober-- 17. Why did public debt originate in Europe? David Stasavage-- Part V. Comparative Perspectives and New Frontiers: 18. Tributary empires and the New Fiscal Sociology: some comparative reflections Peter F. Bang-- 19. Interpreting the comparative history of fiscal regimes Edgar Kiser and Margaret Levi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Inspired by the New Fiscal History, this book represents the first global survey of taxation in the premodern world. What emerges is a rich variety of institutions, including experiments with sophisticated instruments such as sovereign debt and fiduciary money, challenging the notion of a typical premodern stage of fiscal development. The studies also reveal patterns and correlations across widely dispersed societies that shed light on the basic factors driving the intensification, abatement, and innovation of fiscal regimes. Twenty scholars have contributed perspectives from a wide range of fields besides history, including anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. The volume's coverage extends beyond Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric approach of most scholarship on fiscal history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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xliv, 611 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
  • Preface
  • General introduction
  • References
  • General bibliography
  • Sigla
  • The Histories
  • Letters to Caesar
  • Divergences from Maurenbrecher's edition
  • Concordances
  • Indexes
  • Maps.
Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust s last work, the annalistic "Histories" in five books, is much more expansive than his monographs on Catiline and Jugurtha (LCL 116), treating the whole of Roman history at home and abroad in the post-Sullan age. Although fragmentary, it provides invaluable information and insight about a crucial period of history spanning the period from 78 to around 67 BCE. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes. For this volume, which completes the Loeb Classical Library" "edition of Sallust s works, John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the "Histories" and the two pseudo-Sallustian "Letters to Caesar, " " "supplying ample annotation.".
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  • Preface
  • General introduction
  • References
  • General bibliography
  • Sigla
  • The Histories
  • Letters to Caesar
  • Divergences from Maurenbrecher's edition
  • Concordances
  • Indexes
  • Maps.
Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign as praetor in 46, and was then appointed governor of New Africa (Numidia). Upon his return to Rome he narrowly escaped conviction for malfeasance in office, retired from public life, and took up historiography. Sallust s last work, the annalistic "Histories" in five books, is much more expansive than his monographs on Catiline and Jugurtha (LCL 116), treating the whole of Roman history at home and abroad in the post-Sullan age. Although fragmentary, it provides invaluable information and insight about a crucial period of history spanning the period from 78 to around 67 BCE. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus. Taking Thucydides as his model but building on Roman stylistic and rhetorical traditions, Sallust achieved a distinctive style, concentrated and arresting; lively characterizations, especially in the speeches; and skill at using particular episodes to illustrate large general themes. For this volume, which completes the Loeb Classical Library" "edition of Sallust s works, John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the "Histories" and the two pseudo-Sallustian "Letters to Caesar, " " "supplying ample annotation.".
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xiv, 152 pages, xlviii pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
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146 pages : 40 illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
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xxv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Images and Tables xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi Abbreviations xxv 1 The Efflorescence of Classical Greece 1 2 Ants around a Pond: An Ecology of City-States 21 3 Political Animals: A Theory of Decentralized Cooperation 45 4 Wealthy Hellas: Measuring Efflorescence 71 5 Explaining Hellas' Wealth: Fair Rules and Competition 101 6 Citizens and Specialization before 550 BCE 123 7 From Tyranny to Democracy, 550-465 BCE 157 8 Golden Age of Empire, 478-404 BCE 191 9 Disorder and Growth, 403-340 BCE 223 10 Political Fall, 359-334 BCE 261 11 Creative Destruction and Immortality 293 Appendix I: Regions of the Greek World: Population, Size, Fame 317 Appendix II: King, City, and Elite Game, Josiah Ober and Barry Weingast 321 Notes 329 Bibliography 367 Index 401.
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Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period--and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans--and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.
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  • List of Images and Tables xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi Abbreviations xxv 1 The Efflorescence of Classical Greece 1 2 Ants around a Pond: An Ecology of City-States 21 3 Political Animals: A Theory of Decentralized Cooperation 45 4 Wealthy Hellas: Measuring Efflorescence 71 5 Explaining Hellas' Wealth: Fair Rules and Competition 101 6 Citizens and Specialization before 550 BCE 123 7 From Tyranny to Democracy, 550-465 BCE 157 8 Golden Age of Empire, 478-404 BCE 191 9 Disorder and Growth, 403-340 BCE 223 10 Political Fall, 359-334 BCE 261 11 Creative Destruction and Immortality 293 Appendix I: Regions of the Greek World: Population, Size, Fame 317 Appendix II: King, City, and Elite Game, Josiah Ober and Barry Weingast 321 Notes 329 Bibliography 367 Index 401.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period--and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans--and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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xviii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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7. Silvae [2015]

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xxx, 427 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Recent scholarship on the Silvae / Kathleen M. Coleman
  • Statius to his friend Stella
  • The statue of Domitian
  • Wedding ode in honor of Stella and Violentilla
  • The villa of Manilius Vopiscus
  • To Rutilius Gallicus
  • The Baths of Claudius Etruscus
  • The kalends of December
  • Statius to his friend Melior
  • Glaucias
  • The villa of Pollius Felix
  • The tree of Atedius Melior
  • The parrot of the same
  • The tame lion
  • Consolation to Flavius Ursus
  • To Polla on Lucan's birthday
  • Statius to his friend Pollius
  • The Hercules at Surrentum
  • Send-off to Maecius Celer
  • Consolation to Claudius Etruscus
  • The hair of Flavius Earinus
  • To his wife Claudia
  • Statius to his friend Marcellus
  • The seventeenth consulship of Domitian
  • To the Emperor Domitian
  • The Domitian Way
  • To Vitorius Marcellus
  • Ode to Septimius Severus
  • The Hercules statuette
  • Ode to Vibius Maximus
  • Poem of congratulation
  • Jesting hendecasyllabics
  • Statius to his friend Abascantus
  • On the death of Priscilla
  • Praises of Crispinus
  • Lament for his father
  • Sleep
  • A lament for his boy.
Statius "Silvae, " thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian s Rome. Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education lends a sophisticated veneer to his ornamental verse. The role of the emperor and the imperial circle in determining taste is also readily apparent: the figure of the emperor Domitian permeates these poems. D. R. Shackleton Bailey s edition of the "Silvae, " which replaced the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition with translation by J. H. Mozley, is now reissued with corrections by Christopher A. Parrott.".
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  • Recent scholarship on the Silvae / Kathleen M. Coleman
  • Statius to his friend Stella
  • The statue of Domitian
  • Wedding ode in honor of Stella and Violentilla
  • The villa of Manilius Vopiscus
  • To Rutilius Gallicus
  • The Baths of Claudius Etruscus
  • The kalends of December
  • Statius to his friend Melior
  • Glaucias
  • The villa of Pollius Felix
  • The tree of Atedius Melior
  • The parrot of the same
  • The tame lion
  • Consolation to Flavius Ursus
  • To Polla on Lucan's birthday
  • Statius to his friend Pollius
  • The Hercules at Surrentum
  • Send-off to Maecius Celer
  • Consolation to Claudius Etruscus
  • The hair of Flavius Earinus
  • To his wife Claudia
  • Statius to his friend Marcellus
  • The seventeenth consulship of Domitian
  • To the Emperor Domitian
  • The Domitian Way
  • To Vitorius Marcellus
  • Ode to Septimius Severus
  • The Hercules statuette
  • Ode to Vibius Maximus
  • Poem of congratulation
  • Jesting hendecasyllabics
  • Statius to his friend Abascantus
  • On the death of Priscilla
  • Praises of Crispinus
  • Lament for his father
  • Sleep
  • A lament for his boy.
Statius "Silvae, " thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian s Rome. Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education lends a sophisticated veneer to his ornamental verse. The role of the emperor and the imperial circle in determining taste is also readily apparent: the figure of the emperor Domitian permeates these poems. D. R. Shackleton Bailey s edition of the "Silvae, " which replaced the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition with translation by J. H. Mozley, is now reissued with corrections by Christopher A. Parrott.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Sobre Sepúlveda como traductor y comentador / Andrea Lozano-Vásquez
  • Sobre La República : Libros I & VII, capítulo VII, según la traducción latina y escolios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda
  • Libro VII
  • Estudios complementarios. La esclavitud natural en Sepúlveda : de los escolios al I de la Política al Demócrates segundo / Felipe Castañeda
  • Economía y crematística en los comentarios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda a la Política de Aristóteles / Jimena Hurtado y Santiago Melo Arias / La ontología política de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Francisco Castilla Urbano
  • Guerra, imperio y doctrina civilizadora en Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Giuseppe Patisso.
  • Sobre Sepúlveda como traductor y comentador / Andrea Lozano-Vásquez
  • Sobre La República : Libros I & VII, capítulo VII, según la traducción latina y escolios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda
  • Libro VII
  • Estudios complementarios. La esclavitud natural en Sepúlveda : de los escolios al I de la Política al Demócrates segundo / Felipe Castañeda
  • Economía y crematística en los comentarios de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda a la Política de Aristóteles / Jimena Hurtado y Santiago Melo Arias / La ontología política de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Francisco Castilla Urbano
  • Guerra, imperio y doctrina civilizadora en Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda / Giuseppe Patisso.
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xxvi, 590 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Theocritus: Testimonia ; Idylls ; Fragments ; Epigrams
  • Moschus: Testimonia ; Eros the runaway ; Europa ; Lament for Bion ; Megara ; Fragments
  • Bion: Testimonia ; Lament for Adonis ; Wedding song of Achilles and Deidamia ; Fragments
  • Adonis dead
  • Bucolic fragment (P. Rainer 29801)
  • Pattern poems (Technopaegnia).
Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation earlier by Philitas of Cos (LCL 508), of refashioning traditional literary forms in original ways through tightly organized and highly polished work on a small scale (thus the traditional generic title "Idylls" little forms ). Although Theocritus composed in a variety of genres or generic combinations, including encomium, epigram, hymn, mime, and epyllion, he is best known for the poems set in the countryside, mostly dialogues or song-contests, that combine lyric tone with epic meter and the Doric dialect of his native Sicily to create an idealized and evocatively described pastoral landscape, whose lovelorn inhabitants, presided over by the Nymphs, Pan, and Priapus, use song as a natural mode of expression. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era. This edition of Theocritus, Moschus, and Bion, together with the so-called pattern poems included in the bucolic tradition, replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by J. M. Edmonds (1912), using the critical texts of Gow (1952) and Gallavotti (1993) as a base and providing a fresh translation with ample annotation.".
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  • Theocritus: Testimonia ; Idylls ; Fragments ; Epigrams
  • Moschus: Testimonia ; Eros the runaway ; Europa ; Lament for Bion ; Megara ; Fragments
  • Bion: Testimonia ; Lament for Adonis ; Wedding song of Achilles and Deidamia ; Fragments
  • Adonis dead
  • Bucolic fragment (P. Rainer 29801)
  • Pattern poems (Technopaegnia).
Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation earlier by Philitas of Cos (LCL 508), of refashioning traditional literary forms in original ways through tightly organized and highly polished work on a small scale (thus the traditional generic title "Idylls" little forms ). Although Theocritus composed in a variety of genres or generic combinations, including encomium, epigram, hymn, mime, and epyllion, he is best known for the poems set in the countryside, mostly dialogues or song-contests, that combine lyric tone with epic meter and the Doric dialect of his native Sicily to create an idealized and evocatively described pastoral landscape, whose lovelorn inhabitants, presided over by the Nymphs, Pan, and Priapus, use song as a natural mode of expression. The bucolic/pastoral genre was developed by the second and third members of the Greek bucolic canon, Moschus (fl. mid second century BCE, also from Syracuse) and Bion (fl. some fifty years later, from Phlossa near Smyrna), and remained vital through Greco-Roman antiquity and into the modern era. This edition of Theocritus, Moschus, and Bion, together with the so-called pattern poems included in the bucolic tradition, replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by J. M. Edmonds (1912), using the critical texts of Gow (1952) and Gallavotti (1993) as a base and providing a fresh translation with ample annotation.".
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10. Confessions [2014 - ]

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volumes ; 17 cm.
  • 1. Books 1-8
Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul's letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo. "Confessions, " ""composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, "Confessions "offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, all delivered with Augustine's characteristic brilliance as a stylist. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb "Confessions" by William Watts.
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  • 1. Books 1-8
Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul's letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo. "Confessions, " ""composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, "Confessions "offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, all delivered with Augustine's characteristic brilliance as a stylist. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb "Confessions" by William Watts.
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x, 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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12. The Greek anthology [2014 - ]

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volumes ; 17 cm.
  • [volume 1]. Books 1-5. Book I, Christian epigrams ; Book II, Description of the statues in the Gymnasium of Zeuxippus ; Book III, Epigrams in the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus ; Book IV, Prefaces to the various anthologies ; Book V, Erotic epigrams.
The Greek Anthology contains some 4,500 short Greek poems in the sparkling and diverse genre of epigram, written by more than a hundred poets and collected over many centuries. To the original collection, called The Garland (Stephanus) by its contributing editor, Meleager of Gadara (first century BCE), was added another Garland by Philip of Thessalonica (mid-first century CE) and then a Cycle by Agathias of Myrina (567/568 CE). In about 900 CE these collections (now lost) and perhaps others (also lost, by Rufinus, Diogenianus, Strato, and Palladas) were partly incorporated and arranged into fifteen books according to subject by Constantine Cephalas; most of his collection is preserved in a manuscript called the Palatine Anthology. A second manuscript, the Planudean Anthology made by Maximus Planudes in 1301, contains additional epigrams omitted by Cephalas. Outstanding among the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, and Paulus Silentiarius. This Loeb edition of The Greek Anthology replaces the earlier edition by W. R. Paton, with a Greek text and ample notes reflecting current scholarship.
  • [volume 1]. Books 1-5. Book I, Christian epigrams ; Book II, Description of the statues in the Gymnasium of Zeuxippus ; Book III, Epigrams in the Temple of Apollonis at Cyzicus ; Book IV, Prefaces to the various anthologies ; Book V, Erotic epigrams.
The Greek Anthology contains some 4,500 short Greek poems in the sparkling and diverse genre of epigram, written by more than a hundred poets and collected over many centuries. To the original collection, called The Garland (Stephanus) by its contributing editor, Meleager of Gadara (first century BCE), was added another Garland by Philip of Thessalonica (mid-first century CE) and then a Cycle by Agathias of Myrina (567/568 CE). In about 900 CE these collections (now lost) and perhaps others (also lost, by Rufinus, Diogenianus, Strato, and Palladas) were partly incorporated and arranged into fifteen books according to subject by Constantine Cephalas; most of his collection is preserved in a manuscript called the Palatine Anthology. A second manuscript, the Planudean Anthology made by Maximus Planudes in 1301, contains additional epigrams omitted by Cephalas. Outstanding among the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, and Paulus Silentiarius. This Loeb edition of The Greek Anthology replaces the earlier edition by W. R. Paton, with a Greek text and ample notes reflecting current scholarship.
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xxi, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Maps x List of Figures xi List of Documents xiii Preface xv Preface to the Second Edition xvii Timeline xix 1 The Practice of History 1 The Lelantine War 1 The Lelantine War Deconstructed 4 What Is History? 8 History as Literature 11 Method and Theory 12 2 Sources, Evidence, Dates 16 Evaluating Sources 16 Dating Archaic Poets 21 Non-Literary Evidence 26 Ancient Chronography 29 Archaeological Dating 33 3 The End of the Mycenaean World and Its Aftermath 41 Mycenaean Greece 41 Gauging the Historicity of the Dorian Migration 44 Alternative Explanations 51 The Loss and Recovery of Writing 56 Whose Dark Age? 59 4 Communities of Place 68 Defining the Polis 68 The Urban Aspect of the Polis: Houses, Graves, and Walls 72 Political and Economic Functions 81 Cultic Communities 85 Polis and Ethnos 90 5 New Homes Across the Seas 96 On the Move 99 The Credibility of Colonial Foundation Stories 105 Pots and Peoples 111 A Spartan Foundation? Taras, Phalanthos, and the Partheniai116 Hunger or Greed? 120 6 The Changing Nature of Authority 126 Charting the Genesis of the State 126 Kings or Big-Men ? 127 The Emergence of an Aristocracy 134 Laws and Institutions 138 The Return of the Big-Man 144 Excursus I. A Cautionary Tale: Pheidon of Argos 154 7 Fighting for the Fatherland 165 A Hoplite Revolution? 165 Some More Equal Than Others 174 Conquest, Territory, and Exploitation 181 Excursus II. Archaeological Gaps: Attica and Crete 190 8 Defining the Political Community 200 Looking to the End 200 The Role of the Demos and the Great Rhetra 205 Drawing Boundaries 211 Land, Labor, and the Crisis in Attica 214 The Second Sex 220 Excursus III. Evaluating the Spartan Mirage 227 9 The City of Theseus 235 The End of the Tyranny 235 The Birth of Democracy? 238 The Unification of Attica 243 Theseus: Democrat or Autocrat? 251 The (A)typicality of Athens 255 10 Making a Living 260 Conceptualizing Ancient Economic Activity 260 A Peasant Economy? 262 Plying the Seas 268 The Introduction of Coinage 275 Excursus IV. The Rise of Persia and the Invasions of Greece282 11 Imagining Greece 290 Greek Culture: Unity and Diversity 290 Greeks and Others: The External Dimension 293 The Emergence of Panhellenism: The Internal Dimension 301 The Invention of the Barbarian 308 12 Writing the History of Archaic Greece 312 The First Sacred War: Fact or Fiction? 312 The Limits of Narrative History 317 Dividing up Time and Space 320 Abbreviations and Glossary of Literary Sources 326 Works Cited in the Further Reading 330 Guide to Electronic Resources 339 Index 342.
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A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. * Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations * Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World * Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs * Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism * Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies.
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  • List of Maps x List of Figures xi List of Documents xiii Preface xv Preface to the Second Edition xvii Timeline xix 1 The Practice of History 1 The Lelantine War 1 The Lelantine War Deconstructed 4 What Is History? 8 History as Literature 11 Method and Theory 12 2 Sources, Evidence, Dates 16 Evaluating Sources 16 Dating Archaic Poets 21 Non-Literary Evidence 26 Ancient Chronography 29 Archaeological Dating 33 3 The End of the Mycenaean World and Its Aftermath 41 Mycenaean Greece 41 Gauging the Historicity of the Dorian Migration 44 Alternative Explanations 51 The Loss and Recovery of Writing 56 Whose Dark Age? 59 4 Communities of Place 68 Defining the Polis 68 The Urban Aspect of the Polis: Houses, Graves, and Walls 72 Political and Economic Functions 81 Cultic Communities 85 Polis and Ethnos 90 5 New Homes Across the Seas 96 On the Move 99 The Credibility of Colonial Foundation Stories 105 Pots and Peoples 111 A Spartan Foundation? Taras, Phalanthos, and the Partheniai116 Hunger or Greed? 120 6 The Changing Nature of Authority 126 Charting the Genesis of the State 126 Kings or Big-Men ? 127 The Emergence of an Aristocracy 134 Laws and Institutions 138 The Return of the Big-Man 144 Excursus I. A Cautionary Tale: Pheidon of Argos 154 7 Fighting for the Fatherland 165 A Hoplite Revolution? 165 Some More Equal Than Others 174 Conquest, Territory, and Exploitation 181 Excursus II. Archaeological Gaps: Attica and Crete 190 8 Defining the Political Community 200 Looking to the End 200 The Role of the Demos and the Great Rhetra 205 Drawing Boundaries 211 Land, Labor, and the Crisis in Attica 214 The Second Sex 220 Excursus III. Evaluating the Spartan Mirage 227 9 The City of Theseus 235 The End of the Tyranny 235 The Birth of Democracy? 238 The Unification of Attica 243 Theseus: Democrat or Autocrat? 251 The (A)typicality of Athens 255 10 Making a Living 260 Conceptualizing Ancient Economic Activity 260 A Peasant Economy? 262 Plying the Seas 268 The Introduction of Coinage 275 Excursus IV. The Rise of Persia and the Invasions of Greece282 11 Imagining Greece 290 Greek Culture: Unity and Diversity 290 Greeks and Others: The External Dimension 293 The Emergence of Panhellenism: The Internal Dimension 301 The Invention of the Barbarian 308 12 Writing the History of Archaic Greece 312 The First Sacred War: Fact or Fiction? 312 The Limits of Narrative History 317 Dividing up Time and Space 320 Abbreviations and Glossary of Literary Sources 326 Works Cited in the Further Reading 330 Guide to Electronic Resources 339 Index 342.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. * Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations * Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World * Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs * Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism * Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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  • Roman history: its geographic and human foundations
  • Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans in pre-Roman Italy
  • Early Rome to 500 B.C.
  • Early Roman society, religion, and values
  • From tyrant kings to oligarchic republic, 509 to 287 B.C.
  • The Roman conquest of Italy and its impact, 509 to 264 B.C.
  • The first Punic War, northern Italy, and Illyrian pirates, 264 to 219 B.C.
  • War with Hannibal: the second Punic War, 218 to 201 B.C.
  • Roman imperialism east and west, 200 to 133 B.C.
  • The transformation of Roman life, 264 to 133 B.C.
  • The great cultural synthesis, 264 to 133 B.C.
  • The Gracchi and the struggle over reforms, 133 to 121 B.C.
  • Destructive rivalries, Marius, and the Social War, 121 to 88 B.C.
  • Civil War and Sulla's reactionary settlement, 88 to 78 B.C.
  • Personal ambitions: the failure of Sulla's optimate oligarchy, 78 to 60 B.C.
  • Caesar wins and is lost, 60 to 44 B.C.
  • The last years of the republic, 44 to 30 B.C.
  • Social, economic, and cultural life in the late republic, ca. 133 to ca. 30 B.C.
  • The principate of the early Roman Empire takes shape, 29 B.C. to A.D. 14
  • Imperial stabilization under Augustus
  • The impact of Augustus on Roman imperial life and culture
  • The first two Julio-Claudian emperors: Tiberius and Gaius (Caligula), A.D. 14 to 41
  • Claudius, Nero, and the end of the Julio-Claudians, A.D. 41 to 68
  • The crisis of the principate and recovery under the Flavians, A.D. 69 to 96
  • The five "good" emperors of the second century, A.D. 96 to 180
  • Culture, society, and economy in the first two centuries A.D.
  • Conflicts and crises under Commodus and the Severi, A.D. 180 to 235
  • The third-century anarchy, A.D. 235 to 285
  • Changes in Roman life and culture during the third century
  • Diocletian: creating the fourth-century empire, A.D. 285 to 305
  • Constantine the great and Christianity, A.D. 306 to 337
  • From Constantine's dynasty to Theodosius the Great, A.D. 337 to 395
  • The evolving world of late antiquity in the fourth century A.D.
  • Christianity and classical culture in the fourth century
  • Germanic takeover in the west and imperial survival int he East A.D. 395 to 518
  • Justin, Justinian, and the impossible dream of universal empire, A.D. 518 to 602
  • The transformation of the late antique Roman world, A.D. 395 to 600
  • The church and the legacy of Rome.
-- A History of the Roman People continues to provide a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas. * New research and scholarship has been incorporated throughout. * The chapters on the Etruscans and on Rome before the Republic have taken into account new archaeological material and research. * New research on the Roman family and the role of women is included. * New research on military history is included.Chapters on the Julio-Claudian, Flavian, and Antonine periods have been updated. * The chapters on Diocletian, Constantine, and the Christian Empire have received a clearer presentation of dynastic complexities. * Sections on religious changes and divisive theological issues have been updated and clarified. * Chapter summaries and overviews have been expanded or added.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Roman history: its geographic and human foundations
  • Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans in pre-Roman Italy
  • Early Rome to 500 B.C.
  • Early Roman society, religion, and values
  • From tyrant kings to oligarchic republic, 509 to 287 B.C.
  • The Roman conquest of Italy and its impact, 509 to 264 B.C.
  • The first Punic War, northern Italy, and Illyrian pirates, 264 to 219 B.C.
  • War with Hannibal: the second Punic War, 218 to 201 B.C.
  • Roman imperialism east and west, 200 to 133 B.C.
  • The transformation of Roman life, 264 to 133 B.C.
  • The great cultural synthesis, 264 to 133 B.C.
  • The Gracchi and the struggle over reforms, 133 to 121 B.C.
  • Destructive rivalries, Marius, and the Social War, 121 to 88 B.C.
  • Civil War and Sulla's reactionary settlement, 88 to 78 B.C.
  • Personal ambitions: the failure of Sulla's optimate oligarchy, 78 to 60 B.C.
  • Caesar wins and is lost, 60 to 44 B.C.
  • The last years of the republic, 44 to 30 B.C.
  • Social, economic, and cultural life in the late republic, ca. 133 to ca. 30 B.C.
  • The principate of the early Roman Empire takes shape, 29 B.C. to A.D. 14
  • Imperial stabilization under Augustus
  • The impact of Augustus on Roman imperial life and culture
  • The first two Julio-Claudian emperors: Tiberius and Gaius (Caligula), A.D. 14 to 41
  • Claudius, Nero, and the end of the Julio-Claudians, A.D. 41 to 68
  • The crisis of the principate and recovery under the Flavians, A.D. 69 to 96
  • The five "good" emperors of the second century, A.D. 96 to 180
  • Culture, society, and economy in the first two centuries A.D.
  • Conflicts and crises under Commodus and the Severi, A.D. 180 to 235
  • The third-century anarchy, A.D. 235 to 285
  • Changes in Roman life and culture during the third century
  • Diocletian: creating the fourth-century empire, A.D. 285 to 305
  • Constantine the great and Christianity, A.D. 306 to 337
  • From Constantine's dynasty to Theodosius the Great, A.D. 337 to 395
  • The evolving world of late antiquity in the fourth century A.D.
  • Christianity and classical culture in the fourth century
  • Germanic takeover in the west and imperial survival int he East A.D. 395 to 518
  • Justin, Justinian, and the impossible dream of universal empire, A.D. 518 to 602
  • The transformation of the late antique Roman world, A.D. 395 to 600
  • The church and the legacy of Rome.
-- A History of the Roman People continues to provide a comprehensive analytical survey of Roman history from its prehistoric roots in Italy and the wider Mediterranean world to the dissolution of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity ca. A.D. 600. Clearly organized and highly readable, the text's narrative of major political and military events provides a chronological and conceptual framework for chapters on social, economic, and cultural developments of the periods covered. Major topics are treated separately so that students can easily grasp key concepts and ideas. * New research and scholarship has been incorporated throughout. * The chapters on the Etruscans and on Rome before the Republic have taken into account new archaeological material and research. * New research on the Roman family and the role of women is included. * New research on military history is included.Chapters on the Julio-Claudian, Flavian, and Antonine periods have been updated. * The chapters on Diocletian, Constantine, and the Christian Empire have received a clearer presentation of dynastic complexities. * Sections on religious changes and divisive theological issues have been updated and clarified. * Chapter summaries and overviews have been expanded or added.
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lxiv, 746 ; 23 cm.
This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.
This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the history of classical studies. Alphabetically arranged, it provides biographies of over 700 scholars from the fourteenth century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity. These include the lives, careers and works of classical philologists, archaeologists, ancient historians, students of epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology, Egyptology and the Ancient Near East, philosophers, anthropologists, social scientists, art historians, collectors and writers. The biographies put the scholars in their social, political and cultural contexts while focusing on their scholarly achievements and their contributions to modern classical scholarship.
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17. Prometheus bound [2014]

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xxxvii, 73 pages ; 21 cm.
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  • Acknowledgments-- Introduction-- Note on translation-- Sappho-- Notes-- Selected bibliography.
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Sappho, the earliest and most famous Greek woman poet, sang her songs around 600 BCE on the island of Lesbos. Of the little that survives from the approximately nine papyrus scrolls collected in antiquity, all is translated here: substantial poems, fragments, single words - and, notably, five stanzas of a poem that came to light in 2014. Also included are new additions to five fragments from the latest discovery, and a nearly complete poem published in 2004. The power of Sappho's poetry - her direct style, rich imagery, and passion - is apparent even in these remnants. Diane Rayor's translations of Greek poetry are graceful and poetic, modern in diction yet faithful to the originals. The full range of Sappho's voice is heard in these poems about desire, friendship, rivalry, family, and 'passion for the light of life'. In the introduction and notes, internationally respected Sappho scholar Andre Lardinois presents plausible reconstructions of Sappho's life and work, the importance of the recent discoveries in understanding the performance of her songs, and the story of how these fragments survived.
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  • Acknowledgments-- Introduction-- Note on translation-- Sappho-- Notes-- Selected bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Sappho, the earliest and most famous Greek woman poet, sang her songs around 600 BCE on the island of Lesbos. Of the little that survives from the approximately nine papyrus scrolls collected in antiquity, all is translated here: substantial poems, fragments, single words - and, notably, five stanzas of a poem that came to light in 2014. Also included are new additions to five fragments from the latest discovery, and a nearly complete poem published in 2004. The power of Sappho's poetry - her direct style, rich imagery, and passion - is apparent even in these remnants. Diane Rayor's translations of Greek poetry are graceful and poetic, modern in diction yet faithful to the originals. The full range of Sappho's voice is heard in these poems about desire, friendship, rivalry, family, and 'passion for the light of life'. In the introduction and notes, internationally respected Sappho scholar Andre Lardinois presents plausible reconstructions of Sappho's life and work, the importance of the recent discoveries in understanding the performance of her songs, and the story of how these fragments survived.
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xxvi, 582 pages ; 24 cm
Originally published in three volumes in 1973, Robert Funk s classic 'Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek' utilizes the insights of modern linguistics in its presentation of the basic features of ancient Greek grammar. Since modern linguistics aims to be descriptive, rather than prescriptive, Funk s Grammar highlights the breadand-butter features of New Testament Greek, rather than how it deviates from classical Greek.
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Originally published in three volumes in 1973, Robert Funk s classic 'Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek' utilizes the insights of modern linguistics in its presentation of the basic features of ancient Greek grammar. Since modern linguistics aims to be descriptive, rather than prescriptive, Funk s Grammar highlights the breadand-butter features of New Testament Greek, rather than how it deviates from classical Greek.
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284 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Section I:146-91 BC-- 1. The crises of the later second century BC-- 1.1 The Wars in Spain-- 1.2 The tribunate of Tiberius Gracchus-- 1.3 Rome and the Eastern Mediterranean, 146-122-- 1.4 The tribunates of Gaius Gracchus-- 1.5 Foreign and domestic politics at the end of the second century BC-- 1.6 The outbreak of the Social War-- 2. Domestic politics: violence and its accommodation-- 2.1 Elite competition-- 2.2 Issues and ideology-- 3. Imperial power: failure and control-- 3.1 The parameters of Roman foreign policy-- 3.2 War and imperial expansion-- 3.3 The administration of peace-- 3.4 Rome and the rest of Italy-- Section II: 91-70 BC-- 4. Social War, Civil War and the imposition of a new order-- 4.1 The Social War-- 4.2 Losing the peace: the transition to civil war-- 4.3 Domestic politics and foreign affairs in the 80s BC-- 4.4 The Sullan res publica-- 4.5 The consulship of Pompeius and Crassus: a fresh start?-- 5. The limits of autocracy-- 5.1 Power and armed force-- 5.2 Experiments in autocracy-- 5.3 The Sullan res publica-- 5.4 Rome, Italy and the Mediterranean-- 5.5 Causes of change-- Section III: 70-44 BC-- 6. The end of the Republic, 70-44 BC-- 6.1 The continuing problem of Mithridates-- 6.2 Pompeius' campaigns 67-62 BC-- 6.3 Italian crises-- 6.4 Factionalism, the people, and the collapse of order-- 6.5 Foreign Policy in the 50s-- 6.6 The last years of the Republic-- 6.7 The Civil War-- 7. Imperial expansion: novelty and success-- 7.1 Patterns of expansion-- 7.2 Structures and methods of imperial conquest and government-- 8. Elite competition, popular discontent and the failure of collective government-- 8.1 Political culture at the end of the Republic-- 8.2 The career of Pompeius-- 8.3 Popular arbitration-- 8.4 The implications of Caesar's dictatorship.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This title deals with a crucial and turbulent century for the Roman Republic. By 146, Rome had established itself as the leading Mediterranean power. Over the next century, it consolidated its power into an immense territorial empire. At the same time, the internal balance of power shifted dramatically, as a narrow ruling elite was challenged first by the rest of Italy, and then by military commanders, a process which culminated in the civil war between Pompeii and Caesar and the re-establishment of monarchy. Catherine Steel tells the history of this crucial and turbulent century, focussing on the issues of freedom, honour, power, greed and ambition, and the cherished but abused institutions of the Republic which were central to events then and which have preoccupied historians ever since. It traces the processes of change which transformed Rome from a republic to a monarchy. It explores a period of political crisis in relation to its military and cultural dynamism. It analyses the political culture of the Roman Republic as a dynamic and evolving system which reflected changes in citizenship and in the ruling elite. It is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics working on the history of Rome and the Roman Republic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Section I:146-91 BC-- 1. The crises of the later second century BC-- 1.1 The Wars in Spain-- 1.2 The tribunate of Tiberius Gracchus-- 1.3 Rome and the Eastern Mediterranean, 146-122-- 1.4 The tribunates of Gaius Gracchus-- 1.5 Foreign and domestic politics at the end of the second century BC-- 1.6 The outbreak of the Social War-- 2. Domestic politics: violence and its accommodation-- 2.1 Elite competition-- 2.2 Issues and ideology-- 3. Imperial power: failure and control-- 3.1 The parameters of Roman foreign policy-- 3.2 War and imperial expansion-- 3.3 The administration of peace-- 3.4 Rome and the rest of Italy-- Section II: 91-70 BC-- 4. Social War, Civil War and the imposition of a new order-- 4.1 The Social War-- 4.2 Losing the peace: the transition to civil war-- 4.3 Domestic politics and foreign affairs in the 80s BC-- 4.4 The Sullan res publica-- 4.5 The consulship of Pompeius and Crassus: a fresh start?-- 5. The limits of autocracy-- 5.1 Power and armed force-- 5.2 Experiments in autocracy-- 5.3 The Sullan res publica-- 5.4 Rome, Italy and the Mediterranean-- 5.5 Causes of change-- Section III: 70-44 BC-- 6. The end of the Republic, 70-44 BC-- 6.1 The continuing problem of Mithridates-- 6.2 Pompeius' campaigns 67-62 BC-- 6.3 Italian crises-- 6.4 Factionalism, the people, and the collapse of order-- 6.5 Foreign Policy in the 50s-- 6.6 The last years of the Republic-- 6.7 The Civil War-- 7. Imperial expansion: novelty and success-- 7.1 Patterns of expansion-- 7.2 Structures and methods of imperial conquest and government-- 8. Elite competition, popular discontent and the failure of collective government-- 8.1 Political culture at the end of the Republic-- 8.2 The career of Pompeius-- 8.3 Popular arbitration-- 8.4 The implications of Caesar's dictatorship.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This title deals with a crucial and turbulent century for the Roman Republic. By 146, Rome had established itself as the leading Mediterranean power. Over the next century, it consolidated its power into an immense territorial empire. At the same time, the internal balance of power shifted dramatically, as a narrow ruling elite was challenged first by the rest of Italy, and then by military commanders, a process which culminated in the civil war between Pompeii and Caesar and the re-establishment of monarchy. Catherine Steel tells the history of this crucial and turbulent century, focussing on the issues of freedom, honour, power, greed and ambition, and the cherished but abused institutions of the Republic which were central to events then and which have preoccupied historians ever since. It traces the processes of change which transformed Rome from a republic to a monarchy. It explores a period of political crisis in relation to its military and cultural dynamism. It analyses the political culture of the Roman Republic as a dynamic and evolving system which reflected changes in citizenship and in the ruling elite. It is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics working on the history of Rome and the Roman Republic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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