Download e-book for iPad: Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars by Brian Breed,Cynthia Damon,Andreola Rossi

By Brian Breed,Cynthia Damon,Andreola Rossi

ISBN-10: 0195389573

ISBN-13: 9780195389579

Civil wars, greater than different wars, sear themselves into the reminiscence of societies who suffer them. this is often rather actual at Rome, the place in a interval of a hundred and fifty years the Romans fought 4 epochal wars opposed to themselves. the current quantity brings jointly fascinating new views at the topic by means of a world workforce of unique members. the root of the research is extensive, encompassing literary texts, documentary texts, and fabric tradition, spanning the Greek and Roman worlds. realization is dedicated not just to Rome's 4 significant conflicts from the interval among the 80s BC and advert sixty nine, however the body extends to interact conflicts either earlier and masses later, in addition to post-classical structures of the topic of civil warfare at Rome. Divided into 4 sections, the 1st ("Beginnings, Endings") addresses the fundamental questions of while civil struggle all started in Rome and while it ended. "Cycles" is worried with civil warfare as a recurrent phenomenon perpetually. "Aftermath" specializes in makes an attempt to place civil conflict some time past, or, conversely, to assert the legacy of earlier civil wars, for greater or worse. eventually, the part "Afterlife" presents perspectives of Rome's civil wars from extra far away views, from these present in Augustan lyric and elegy to these in a lot later post-classical literary responses. As an entire, the gathering sheds new mild at the ways that the Roman civil wars have been perceived, skilled, and represented throughout a number of media and historic periods.

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