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The storm before the storm : the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic

Author: Mike Duncan, (Podcaster)
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The creator of the 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. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duncan, Michael (Podcaster), author.
Storm before the storm
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Duncan, (Podcaster)
ISBN: 9781610397216 1610397215
OCLC Number: 972386931
Description: xxi, 327 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The triumph of the Roman Republic --
The beasts of Italy --
The stepchildren of Rome --
Daggers in the forum --
A city for sale --
The spoils of victory --
The golden earring --
Marius's mules --
The third founder of Rome --
Italia --
The ruins of Carthage --
The spiked boots --
Civil War --
Dictator for life.
Responsibility: Mike Duncan.

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A popular podcaster delivers a wry and rollicking deep-dive into Rome during the years 135-80 BCE--the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic, just before the rise of Julius Caesar--and asks: if  Read more...

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