Mortal Republic

Mortal Republic
Publisher Basic Books
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Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780465093823
Rating 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author. In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and political power, its governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs successfully fostered negotiation and compromise. By the 130s BC, however, Rome's leaders increasingly used these same tools to cynically pursue individual gain and obstruct their opponents. As the center decayed and dysfunction grew, arguments between politicians gave way to political violence in the streets. The stage was set for destructive civil wars -- and ultimately the imperial reign of Augustus. The death of Rome's Republic was not inevitable. In Mortal Republic, Watts shows it died because it was allowed to, from thousands of small wounds inflicted by Romans who assumed that it would last forever.

Mortal Republic
  • Author : Edward J. Watts
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06

Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author. In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for

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Mortal Republic
  • Author : Edward J. Watts
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and political

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Mortal Republic
  • Author : Edward Jay Watts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018

Read online Mortal Republic written by Edward Jay Watts, published by which was released on 2018. Download full Mortal Republic Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Are We Rome
  • Author : Cullen Murphy
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2008-05-05

What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’

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Plato s Fable
  • Author : Joshua Mitchell
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-10

This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these

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The Final Pagan Generation
  • Author : Edward J. Watts
  • Publisher : Transformation of the Classical Heritage
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25

A compelling history of radical transformation in the fourth-century--when Christianity decimated the practices of traditional pagan religion in the Roman Empire. The Final Pagan Generation recounts the fascinating story of the lives and fortunes of the last Romans born before the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity. Edward J. Watts traces

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Rubicon
  • Author : Tom Holland
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18

A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s

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  • Author : Rob Goodman,Jimmy Soni
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16

"Cato, history's most famous foe of authoritarian power, was the pivotal political man of Rome; an inspiration to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary figure for our times. He loved Roman republicanism, but saw himself as too principled for the mere politics that might have saved it. His life and

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The Invention of Medicine
  • Author : Robin Lane Fox
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03

Medicine is one of the great fields of achievement of the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates is celebrated worldwide as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath is admired throughout the medical profession as a founding statement of ethics and ideals. In the fifth century BC, Greeks even wrote of medicine

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The Last Mortal Bond
  • Author : Brian Staveley
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15

The trilogy that began with The Emperor's Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire in Brian Staveley's The Last Mortal Bond The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary

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Imperium
  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-09-19

From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman

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The Storm Before the Storm
  • Author : Mike Duncan
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24

The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization.

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Rome and the Greek East to the Death of Augustus
  • Author : Robert K. Sherk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1984-06-14

A collection in English translation of sources for the study of Greek and Roman history.

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Being Mortal
  • Author : Atul Gawande
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07

#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in

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Constantine the Emperor
  • Author : David Potter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01

With a critical eye aimed at earlier accounts of Constantine's life, the author aims to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and readable account of the Roman emperor's extraordinary life.

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