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  - Drew - Goodreads

This book provides a thorough overview of Rome's transition from Republic to Empire. In it, Scullard first describes the internal politics, geography, and foreign policy of the Roman Republic at the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Anthony Dalton - Goodreads

Had to read this for uni. An interesting read commencing at the reforms of the tribune Tiberius Gracchus and carrying through to the early stages of the Empire, when read in conjunction with the often ... 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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