Collapse of Rome

Gareth C. Sampson

Collapse of Rome
Format
Hardback
Publisher
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Published
1 October 2013
Pages
284
ISBN
9781848843264

Collapse of Rome

Gareth C. Sampson

By the early first century BC, the Roman Republic had already carved itself a massive empire and was easily the most powerful state in the Mediterranean. Roman armies had marched victoriously over enemies far and wide, but the Roman heartland was soon to feel the tramp of armies on campaign as the Republic was convulsed by civil war and rival warlords vied for supremacy, sounding the first death knell of the Republican system. At the centre of the conflict was the rivalry between Marius, victor of the Jugurthine and Northern wars, and his former subordinate, Sulla. But, as Gareth Sampson points out in this new analysis, the situation was much more complex than the traditional view portrays it and the scope of the First Civil War both wider and longer. This narrative and analysis of a critical and bloody period in Roman history will make an ideal sequel to the author’s Crisis of Rome (and a prequel to his first book, The Defeat of Rome). AUTHOR: After a successful career in corporate finance, Dr Gareth Sampson returned to the study of ancient Rome and gained his PhD from the University of Manchester, where he also taught ancient history for several years. He His previous books, The Defeat of Rome and The Crisis of Rome , were also published by Pen and Sword. SELLING POINTS: . Narrates and analyses a crucial period in Roman history . Full of fascinating, famous characters such as Marius, Sulla and Pompey . Perfect companion to the author’s previous works ILLUSTRATIONS: 8 pages of b/w illustrations

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