Rome, Blood & Power, Reform, Murder and Popular Politics in the Late Republic 70-27 BC

The study of Ancient Rome once required scholarly works to be stodgy and hard work to wade through. Fortunately that model has gone and this new book provides scholarly information in an engaging and exciting manner. The history of Rome was bloody and that so many good things came out of it were almost accidental. Certainly with Rome nothing was dull – Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Rome, Blood & Power, Reform, Murder and Popular Politics in the Late 
Republic 70-27 BC
FILE: R2998
AUTHOR: Gareth C Sampson
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Rome, Roman Republic, civil war, reform, politicians and generals, 
Catiline, Clodius, Pompey, Crassus, Ceasar, Roman Legions, Roman Senate

ISBN: 1-52671-017-X

IMAGE: B2998.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The study of Ancient Rome once required scholarly works to be 
stodgy and hard work to wade through. Fortunately that model has gone and this new 
book provides scholarly information in an engaging and exciting manner. The 
history of Rome was bloody and that so many good things came out of it were 
almost accidental. Certainly with Rome nothing was dull – Highly Recommended.

The civil war that preceded the late Republican era certainly failed to end the bloodshed when it ended. There were important and influential Romans who worked to reform the Roman State but it was in times where a nation had to expand into Empire and fighting was almost continuous as neighbours tried to find weakness in the border regions. That required strong armies and strong armies produced strong leaders who became, sometimes reluctantly, political leaders and despots. For a Roman general, being brought into the political sphere frequently led to a short life.

The author has captured the essence of the struggle within Rome for reform and power and dominance. The text reads very well and this is a page turner of a book. The modest photo-plate section is adequate to the purpose. A rewarding book that offers fresh insight.