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Roman realities / Finley Hooper.


Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1979.
ISBN 9780814315934, 0814315941, 0814315933

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Subjects Geschichte.
Rome (Empire)
Rome -- History.
Ròˆmisches Reich.
Description 584 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 558-568) and index.
Summary Roman Realities recalls the experiences of the ancient Romans through a thousand years of their history, emphasizing the problems produced by their successes and the lessons to be learned from their failures. It is based on the major primary sources of Roman history, with illuminating parallels between ancient and modern times. As Finley Hooper says in his introduction, "Anyone concerned about present problems will profit from reading about how the Romans went about solving theirs- with the added advantage of knowing how it all turned out." Although scholars will find the events narrated in this book familiar, they will not necessarily share its insights or agree with its interpretations. This is a book to read, enjoy- and argue about. -- Back cover.
Contents Introduction -- In the beginning : an old story and a few facts -- The old Romans : the struggle with themselves -- The old Romans : the conquest of Italy -- Rome against Carthage -- The Macedonian wars -- The problems of success : the Gracchi brothers -- The politics of violence : Marius and Sulla -- The competitors : Pompey, Lucullus, and Crassus -- The guardians : Cicero and Cato the Younger -- Julius Caesar and the First Triumvirate -- Julius Caesar : alone at the top -- Laughter, love, and how to die -- Government by the emperor for the people -- Power without glory -- Disorder and recovery -- The good years -- In the shadow of the army -- Could the old problems be solved? -- The end of the story -- The decline of some and the rise of others.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Europe
Africa, North
Middle East
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4114410
(OCoLC)ocm04114410
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hooper, Finley, 1922-
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