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A History of the Roman Republic

by Klaus Bringmann

A History of the Roman Republic Synopsis

In this new and authoritative history of the Roman republic, distinguished historian Klaus Bringmann traces the rise of a small city state near the Tiber estuary into a power that controlled the Italian peninsula and created the final Empire of antiquity, an Empire that was to become both the most enduring in the ancient world and to have the most far-reaching consequences for posterity. Whilst this book is chronologically organized, giving the reader a clear sense of the historical progress and dynamics of Roman republican history, it also offers a coherent and authoritative overview of the culture, economics, religion and military might of the Roman empire, presented in an original and stimulating way. Thoroughly referenced and illustrated throughout, with a wealth of primary sources from great Roman writers such as Cicero and Plutarch, A History of the Roman Republic will be essential reading for university students in history and classical studies. It will also appeal to a wider audience of general readers who are interested in the history of the Ancient world and its legacy.

A History of the Roman Republic Press Reviews

The translation is crisp and iomatic and, judging from a selected sampling of passages, is, so far as I can judge, faithful to the original. Bringmann's history is here presented in a commendable version. Les Etudes Classiques Bringmann's thorough and detailed survey of the Roman Republic will be a welcome resource for those seeking an introduction to the period. Celia Schulz, Yale University In this work, the author has shown himself to be fully conversant with both primary and secondary sources, and has succeeded in presenting a thorough analysis of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic. One particular strength of Bringmann's study is that he frequently challenges the traditional interpretation of various events or policies, thereby preventing his work from being a mere historical narrative. I would certainly recommend this work to anyone interested in the history of the Roman Republic. Christopher Epplett, University of Lethbridge

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745633701
Publication date: 15th January 2007
Author: Klaus Bringmann
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: European history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE,

About Klaus Bringmann

KLAUS BRINGMANN, Professor of Greek and Roman History, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. Translated by W. J. SMYTH.

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