War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C.

War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C.
Title War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C. PDF eBook
Author William Vernon Harris
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 316
Release 1985
Genre History
ISBN 9780198148661

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Between 327 and 70 B.C. the Romans expanded their empire throughout the Mediterranean world. This highly original study looks at Roman attitudes and behavior that lay behind their quest for power. How did Romans respond to warfare, year after year? How important were the material gains of military success--land, slaves, and other riches--commonly supposed to have been merely an incidental result? What value is there in the claim of the contemporary historian Polybius that the Romans were driven by a greater and greater ambition to expand their empire? The author answers these questions within an analytic framework, and comes to an interpretation of Roman imperialism that differs sharply from the conventional ones.

Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome

Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome
Title Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome PDF eBook
Author Arthur M. Eckstein
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 394
Release 2009-04-07
Genre History
ISBN 0520259920

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"A major contribution to the study of Roman imperialism and ancient international relations."—John Rich, University of Nottingham

Rome Victorious

Rome Victorious
Title Rome Victorious PDF eBook
Author Dexter Hoyos
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 201
Release 2018-12-27
Genre History
ISBN 1786725398

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Rome – Urbs Roma: city of patricians and plebeians, emperors and gladiators, slaves and concubines – was the epicentre of a far-flung imperium whose cultural legacy is incalculable. How a tiny settlement, founded by desperate adventurers beside the banks of the River Tiber, came to rule vast tracts of territory across the face of the known world is one of the more improbable stories of antiquity. The epic scale of the Colosseum; majestically columned temples; formidable legionaries marching in burnished steel breastplates; and capricious Caesars clad in purple robes who thought themselves gods: all these images speak of a grandeur that continues to be associated with this most celebrated of ancient capitals. The glory of Rome is further underlined by enduring monuments like Hadrian's Wall, holding the line as it did against ferocious Pictish barbarians thought to be from Hyperborea: the mythic Land Beyond the North Wind. This book vividly recounts the rags-to-riches story of Rome's unlikely triumph. Perhaps the most famous example in history of modest beginnings rising to greatness, Rome's empire was never static or uniform. Over the centuries, under the 'boundless grandeur of the Roman peace' (as the Elder Pliny put it), imperial law, civilisation and language vigorously interacted with and influenced local cultures across western and central Europe and North Africa. Provincial subjects were made Roman citizens, generals and senators. In AD 98 Trajan became the first of many Romans from outside Italy to assume supreme power as Emperor. Poets, philosophers, historians and legalists – and many others besides – all participated in the brilliant intellectual constellation secured by the pax Romana. However, as Dexter Hoyos reveals, the empire was not won cheaply or fast, and did not always succeed. The Carthaginian general Hannibal came close to destroying it. Arminius freed Germania by brutally annihilating three irreplaceable legions in the Teutoburg Forest – a disaster that broke Augustus' heart. And the Romans themselves, in expanding their empire, were often ruthless. Caesar boasted of killing a million enemy fighters in his Gallic Wars, while the accusation of a Caledonian lord became proverbial: they make a desert and call it peace. Yet at the same time the Romans strove to impose moral and legal principles for directing their subjects as much as themselves, and laid down standards of government that are still valid today. Rome Victorious is a masterful new treatment of the rise of Rome – from the viewpoints both of the city itself and the people it came to rule and make its own.

A Companion to Roman Imperialism

A Companion to Roman Imperialism
Title A Companion to Roman Imperialism PDF eBook
Author Dexter Hoyos
Publisher BRILL
Pages 415
Release 2012-11-09
Genre History
ISBN 9004235930

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A Companion to Roman Imperialism, written by a distinguished body of scholars, explores Rome’s rise to empire, and its vast historical impact on her subject peoples and, equally momentous, on the Romans themselves, an impact still felt today.

Roman Power

Roman Power
Title Roman Power PDF eBook
Author W. V. Harris
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 381
Release 2016-07-14
Genre History
ISBN 1107152712

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This book explains the growth, durability and eventual shrinkage of Roman imperial power alongside the Roman state's internal power structures.

War and Society in the Roman World

War and Society in the Roman World
Title War and Society in the Roman World PDF eBook
Author Dr John Rich
Publisher Routledge
Pages 332
Release 2020-07-24
Genre History
ISBN 1000158810

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This volume focuses on the changing relationship between warfare and the Roman citizenry; from the Republic, when war was at the heart of Roman life, through to the Principate, when it was confined to professional soldiers, and to the Late Empire and the Roman army's eventual failure.

Roman Imperialism

Roman Imperialism
Title Roman Imperialism PDF eBook
Author Paul J. Burton
Publisher BRILL
Pages 120
Release 2019-05-13
Genre History
ISBN 9004404732

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Across 800 years, the Romans established and maintained a Mediterranean-wide empire from Spain to Syria and from the North Sea to North Africa. This study analyzes the debate over Roman imperialism from ancient times to the present.