provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced.
- Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study
- Retains the drama of the Republic’s rise and fall
- Emphasizes not just the evidence of texts and physical remains, but also the models and assumptions that scholars bring to these artefacts
- Looks at the role played by the physical geography and environment of Italy
- Offers a compact but detailed narrative of military and political developments from the birth of the Roman Republic through to the death of Julius Caesar
- Discusses current controversies in the field
Nathan Rosenstein is Professor of History at the Ohio State University. He is the author of Imperatores Victi (1990) and Rome at War (2004), and coeditor of War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (2001).
Robert Morstein-Marx is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Hegemony to Empire: The Development of the Roman Imperium in the East (1995) and Mass Oratory and Political Power in the Late Roman Republic (2004).