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Rome, Blood and Power

Rome, Blood and Power


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Grownup_Rafbrat submitted a new resource:

Rome, Blood and Power - Reform, Murder and Popular Politics in the Late Republic 70-27 BC

This book tells the history of the Roman Republic’s politics between 70 and 27 BC. This was a time of much upheaval politically, with a great deal of violence, murder and mayhem meeting every attempt at political reform. This is the era that produced Julius Caesar, Pompey and Crassus as ‘benign dictators’ (benign being a loose term involving a bit less murder).

The author uses original Latin texts and descriptions of events, the background and actions leading to the second and third civil...

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A suitably timed reminder of one of the possible alternatives to our, however dysfunctional, democracy.

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