From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2010 - History - 448 pages
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From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.

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Review: From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68

User Review  - Michael Cayley - Goodreads

This was a standard A Level textbook when I studied ancient history almost 50 years ago. It is still an excellent and very readable overview of the decades which led to the end of the Roman republic ... Read full review

Review: From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Thorough and comprehensive but not that much fun. Pure history book. Read full review

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H.H. Scullard (1903-1983) taught at New College Oxford from 1935 to 1939 before becoming Professor of Ancient History at King’s College London. His many books include the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

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