In this new and authoritative history of the Roman republic,
distinguished historian Klaus Bringmann traces the rise of a small
city state near the Tiber estuary into a power that controlled the
Italian peninsula and created the final Empire of antiquity, an
Empire that was to become both the most enduring in the ancient
world and to have the most far-reaching consequences for posterity.
Whilst this book is chronologically organized, giving the reader
a clear sense of the historical progress and dynamics of Roman
republican history, it also offers a coherent and authoritative
overview of the culture, economics, religion and military might of
the Roman empire, presented in an original and stimulating way.
Thoroughly referenced and illustrated throughout, with a wealth
of primary sources from great Roman writers such as Cicero and
Plutarch, A History of the Roman Republic will be essential
reading for university students in history and classical studies.
It will also appeal to a wider audience of general readers who are
interested in the history of the Ancient world and its legacy.