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Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny - Edward J. Watts
Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny
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A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse In Mortal Republic, prizewinning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier... show more
A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse

In Mortal Republic, prizewinning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and political power, its governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs successfully fostered negotiation and compromise. By the 130s BC, however, Rome's leaders increasingly used these same tools to cynically pursue individual gain and obstruct their opponents. As the center decayed and dysfunction grew, arguments between politicians gave way to political violence in the streets. The stage was set for destructive civil wars--and ultimately the imperial reign of Augustus.

The death of Rome's Republic was not inevitable. In Mortal Republic, Watts shows it died because it was allowed to, from thousands of small wounds inflicted by Romans who assumed that it would last forever.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780465093816 (0465093817)
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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4.0 Mortal Republic by Edward J. Watts
TITLE: Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny AUTHOR: Edward J. Watts PUBLICATION DATE: 6 November 2018 FORMAT: ARC ebook ISBN-13: 978-0-465-09381-6 _________________________________ NOTE: I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from NetGalley. This review is my honest ...
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