The Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme

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The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern
authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.
 

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Published March 26, 1963 by Oxford Paperbacks. 592 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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It is certainly a much more substantial study than the short form biographies Augustus Caesar by David Shotter (2005), or The Age of Augustus of Werner Eck (2007), or Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor (2012) by Karl Galinsky, or the longer Augustus of Pat Southern (1998).

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