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By R. Scott Smith, Christopher Francese

ISBN-10: 1624660002

ISBN-13: 9781624660009

"Terrific . . . precisely the kind of assortment now we have lengthy wanted: one delivering a variety of texts, either literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows scholars to listen to the voices of exact ladies from the traditional global. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of lengthy extracts permits scholars to sink their enamel into fabric in methods impossible with conventional resource books. The nameless texts, inscriptions, and different non-literary fabric topically prepared within the 'Documentary' part will allow scholars to determine how the documentary facts supplementations or undermines the perspectives complex within the literary texts. this can be a booklet that are supposed to be of serious use to somebody instructing a survey of the background of historic Rome or a Roman Civilization path. i glance ahead to educating with this publication that's, i feel, the simplest resource publication i've got obvious for a way we train those days." --David Potter, collage of Michigan

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Egypt, the most ancient power of that day, and the strongest of the kingdoms that arose after Alexander’s death, was the last 5. See Cicero, Letters 12 in this volume. 6. At Pharsalus (in Greece) in 48 BC. 7. Ptolemy XII and his daughter (and coregent) Cleopatra VII were embroiled in a power struggle after the death of Pompeius. Captivated by Cleopatra, Caesar not only reinstalled her on the throne, but also fathered by her a son, Caesarion. 8. March 15, 44 BC. 9. ” 10. 12) that Lepidus’ brother and Antonius’ uncle (L.

After several losses, the Romans finally prevailed in 132. APPIAN 7 elected officials, the composition of which would change every year, would distribute the remaining land to the poor. [10] This last point is what troubled the wealthy most of all. Because there was official oversight, they could no longer ignore the law as before, or purchase land from those poor who had received a plot. ) So the wealthy came together in groups to protest, saying that the poor were getting their ancient farmlands, orchards, and homes.

Worst of all, they had lost all hope for change. Tiberius also unleashed his bile against the slave population. They were useless in war and never loyal to their masters. He brought up the recent horrors that slaves had wrought against their masters in Sicily, where the number of slaves had spiked because of agricultural production. He noted that the war that the Romans had waged against them had been neither easy nor short. 17 After this speech, he resuscitated the law: no one could have more than 300 acres of public land.

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