Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic

Paul Chrystal

Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic examines the decisive battles from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the birth of Julius Caesar in 100BC.
Date Published :
February 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
42 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781553053
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
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$32.95

Overview
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Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic examines the decisive battles from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the birth of Julius Caesar in 100BC; it covers the social and political consequences, as well as the military aspects of each conflict. Every war and battle had wide-ranging consequences, leading Rome from kingdom to republic, from local power to international superpower, and from republic to empire. The book makes full use of the accounts of historians and political writers, contemporary and otherwise, including Livy, Sallust, Caesar, Cicero, Polybius, Plutarch and Dio, as well as sculptural and architectural evidence. A unique feature of this book is its focus on the causes of the wars and battles and the military and socio-political consequences of each for Rome and its allies. It highlights what caused each conflict and what Rome did next - for victories and disasters alike. A unique chapter covers women and war - an important topic that has been neglected by ancient and modern writers until now.

About The Author
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Paul Chrystal is the author of some seventy books published over the last decade, including recent publications such as Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic, Roman Military Disasters and Women and War in Ancient Greece and Rome. He is a regular contributor to history magazines, local and national newspapers and has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and on BBC local radio throughout Yorkshire and in Teesside and Manchester. He writes extensively for several Pen & Sword military history series including ‘Cold War 1945–1991’, ‘A History of Terror’ and ‘Military Legacy’ (of British cities).

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