Aspects of Roman History 82BC-AD14: A Source-based Approach by Mark Everson Davies, Hilary Swain

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By Mark Everson Davies, Hilary Swain

Aspects of Roman background 82BC–AD14 examines the political and armed forces background of Rome and its empire within the Ciceronian and Augustan a long time. it truly is an integral creation to this important interval of Roman background for all scholars of Roman background, from pre-university to undergraduate level.

This is the 1st ebook considering that H.H. Scullard’s From the Gracchi to Nero, released generations in the past, to supply an entire introductory account of 1 of the main compelling and very important sessions within the historical past of Europe. Aspects of Roman historical past 82BC–AD14:

* brings to lifestyles the good figures of Pompey, Caesar, Antony, Cleopatra and Augustus, and explores how energy was once received, used and abused

* covers the lives of ladies and slaves, the working of the empire and the lives of provincials, and faith, tradition and propaganda

* bargains either a survey of the most subject matters and an in depth narrative in the course of the shut exam of sources

* introduces scholars to the issues of examining facts, and is helping advance the data and talents had to additional the research of historical history.

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Bestia, Aulus and Albinus were all exiled. The Senate’s serious shortcomings in the conduct of this war had been exposed by two tribunes. In 109 the Senate finally gave command to a competent general, Quintus Caecilius Metellus, who took Gaius Marius with him as one of his legates. Marius, a novus homo from Arpinum, was an exceptional soldier who had attracted the patronage of the Metelli. They had supported his military career and had helped him become praetor in 115, a great achievement for a novus homo.

In 168 Rome had also taken control of the area of Illyricum (Croatia and Albania), whose ruler had supported the Macedonians in the war. When Attalus of Pergamum died in 133 and left his kingdom to Rome they established the lucrative province of Asia. Rome had gained an empire and the Romans adapted their existing systems to rule the new provinces, but the promagistrates sent as governors had little supervision and soon the profits of the Empire were lining the pockets of the rich and delivering few 17 ASPECTS OF ROMAN HISTORY, 82 BC– AD 14 benefits to the poor.

This was a privileged status which stopped short of citizenship, as holders had no political rights, but they possessed commercium and connubium and full rights of local government; they also were eligible for military service and taxation. The majority in Italy, however, were Italian allies, socii Italici, possessing no political or private rights, and, although they did not pay taxes, they were eligible for military service in defence of Rome’s interests. Both the Latin and Italian allies fought in separate divisions of the Roman army with their own commanders.

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