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|All Authors / Contributors:||
David M Gwynn
|Description:||xii, 147 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.|
|Contents:||The mists of the past --
The Republic takes shape --
Men, women, and the gods --
Carthage must be destroyed --
Mistress of the Mediterranean --
The cost of empire --
Word and image --
The last years --
The afterlife of the Republic.
|Series Title:||Very short introductions, 327.|
|Responsibility:||David M. Gwynn.|
Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has been presented as a model, a source of inspiration, but also a warning. Placing the events in their wider context, he provides a fascinating history of culture and society.
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