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Mortal republic : how Rome fell into tyranny / Edward J. Watts

出版者 New York : Basic Books
出版年 2018
巻冊次 ISBN:9780465093816 ; XISBN:9780465093823 REFWLINK
First edition
ISBN 9780465093816
別書名 異なりアクセスタイトル:How Rome fell into tyranny
大きさ 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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一般注記 Summary: "In 22 BC, amid a series of natural disasters and political and economic crises, a mob locked Rome's senators into the Senate House and threatened to burn them alive if they did not make Augustus dictator. Why did Rome--to this day one of the world's longest-lived republics--exchange freedom for autocracy? Mortal Republic is a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome made this trade. Prizewinning historian Edward J. Watts shows how, for centuries, Rome's governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs succeeded in fostering compromise and negotiation. Even amid moments of crisis like Hannibal's invasion of Italy in the 210s BC, Rome's Republic proved remarkably resilient, and it continued to function well as Rome grow into the premier military and political power in the Mediterranean world. By the 130s BC, however, the old ways of government had grown inadequate in managing a massive standing army, regulating trade across the Mediterranean, and deciding
Includes bibliographical references and index
内容注記 Autocratic freedom
The new world order
Empire and inequality
The politics of frustration
The rise of the outsider
The republic breaks
Rebuilding amidst the wreckage
The republic of the mediocre
Stumbling towards dictatorship
The birth and death of Caesar's republic
The republic of Octavian
Choosing Augustan liberty
著者標目 *Watts, Edward Jay, 1975- author
分 類 LCC:DG254.2
DC23:937/.05
件 名 LCSH:Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C  全ての件名で検索
書誌ID 1400453801
NCID GB98350300

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