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

From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68From The Gracchi To Nero A History Of Rome From BC To AD Free Author HH Scullard Jobsinkingston From The Gracchi To Nero Is An Outstanding History Of The Roman World From BC To AD Fifty Years Since Publication It Is Widely Hailed As The Classic Survey Of The Period, Going Through Many Revised And Updated Editions Until HH 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 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

Howard Hayes Scullard, FBA, FSA was a British historian specializing in ancient history, notable for editing the Oxford Classical Dictionary and for his many books His early education was at Highgate School, followed by St John s College, Cambridge He was a tutor and then reader at New College London, from 1935 to 1959, after which be became Professor of Ancient History at King s College London

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  • ebook
  • 448 pages
  • From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68
  • H.H. Scullard
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 9780203844786

10 thoughts on “From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68

  1. says:

    A reliable overview of the Romans from the history if the early republic to the dictatorial and mercurial early Empire The reforms of the Gracchi, the Social Wars, Marius and Sulla, the Triumvirates, the Mithraditic...

  2. says:

    High school textbook.

  3. says:

    I enjoyed reading or maybe accurate I enjoyed having read H H Scullard s masterpiece Scullard s first publishing of the book was in 1959, and he updated the information and republished in 1963, 1970, 1976, and 1982 In fact, what prevented further publishing was Scullard s death in 1983 Obvious is the fact that Scullard kept a steady hand at the wheel, and didn t allow juicy intrigue into his text something that Scullard repeatedly says of Suetonius I thought Scullard s ability to bring together biographies of both people and places I also appreciated the small details that could only have been gleaned from books often overlooked by other authors of his day, as can be seen by 82 pages of notes following the text If this book were ever to be republished I would either translate all of the Latin into English with a footnote to read the original Latin or include both in the text In the back is a list of abbreviations however, I would much rather have found a guid...

  4. says:

    Solid prose, great breadth, impeccable footnoting.

  5. says:

    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, and of the period of the Julio Claudian emperors It covers military, constitutional, political, social, economic, religious and cultural affairs The emphasis is very much o...

  6. says:

    A magisterial account of this turbulent time in Roman History The notes keep getting better and better as the editions keep being revised If you need to quote a heavyweight, Scullard is your man.

  7. says:

    Caveat This nerdish and extremely dry book is only for you if you have a complete fascination with Ancient Rome If you don t, skip it and head straight to Mary Beard s SPQR.

  8. says:

    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 time of the Gracchi brothers He goes on to tell the stories of each brother without failing to detail the many other prominent Romans who played roles in the struggles Scullard follows this same formula throughout the whole book first he describes the environment, then he tells the stories As someone who was at least vaguely familiar with all the major figures the Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompeii, Crassus, Caesar, then emperors from Augustus to Nero , this book helped me expand on my knowledge to get a accurate and complete picture of why things played out the way that they did.The book has many footnotes and citations which allow the reader to follow up on almost any subject he she may wish to However, many of the references are academic papers which may be hard to track down for those without access to a university library Even without examining the sources for myself, I appreciated the comments Scullard makes reg...

  9. says:

    This should be the first book for anyone interested in Roman history It covers the entire history from the onset of civil instability in Republican Rome to the end of Julio Claudian dynasty of the Principate.Every note worthy event happened in that period of time was thoroughly covered in this book From Claudius onwards, the book did run a little dry at the end However, ...

  10. says:

    This book is apparently meant for highschool students, but it s less accessible than the Penguin translations of Plutarch s work, contains a lot of untranslated Latin and big chunks that are largely names and dates It also jumps around a lot, skipping back and forward to focus on different things And the Kindle version is made even harder to read by the numerous OCR errors and the fact that it s not correctly set up For example, there is a table of contents that you can use to jump to different sections, but there is no way to jump to the table of contents.Some parts of this book are interesting and informative, but they re punctuated by sections that are hard to read and unintersting For anyone with a casual interest in ancient Rome, you re better off reading Plutarch For anyone s...

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