Seven Roman Statesmen of the Later Republic the Gracchi: Sulla, Crassus, Cato, Pompey, Caesar

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Fb&c Limited, 25. juuni 2015 - 370 pages
Excerpt from Seven Roman Statesmen of the Later Republic the Gracchi: Sulla, Crassus, Cato, Pompey, Caesar

There are several general histories of the decline and fall of the Roman Republic, dealing with its political and constitutional aspects. This little book is not a history, but a series of studies of the leading men of the century, intended to show the importance of the personal element in those miserable days of storm and stress. It is thus, I think, that their true meaning is best brought out.

It is a pleasant duty to express the gratitude which I owe to my friend Mr. J. Wells, of Wadham College, for having been good enough to read through my proofs, and to make a great number of valuable suggestions, which I have done my best to carry out.

I have also to thank the Authorities of the British Museum Coin-Room (and especially Mr. G. F. Hill) for the kindness with which they aided me in selecting the Roman coins for my three plates of illustrations.

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