- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (6 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500287635
- ISBN-13: 978-0500287637
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Chronicle of the Roman Republic: The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus (Chronicles) Paperback – 6 Oct 2008
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About the Author
Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St. John's College, Oxford. His books include Legionary, Gladiator, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day, The Classical Compendium, Chronicle of the Roman Republic, and The Greek and Roman Myths. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.
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Top Customer Reviews
Rather than being a narrative history of the Republic, this book covers the biographies of some of the great and lesser known politicians and generals of the years 753 BC to 31 BC. It starts with a look at Rome's founder, the mythological hero Romulus, and ends with a look at Octavian, the man who would become Emperor Augustus.
The book is divided into four sections - The Age of Kings 753-509 BC; Founders of the Republic 509-264 BC; Romans of the Mid-Republic 264-100 BC; and the Last Republicans 100-31 BC. Each section covers the lives of some of the notables of the age, for instance in the Founders of the Republic we have 10 biographies including a look at the lives of Horatius Cocles, Coriolanus, and Appius Claudius the Decemvir.
Every section is beautifully illustrated and packed with information. Charts give you the basic facts about a certain individual's family, achievements etc, a running timeline at the bottom of the page allows you to put these lives into the context of the period, while maps, photographs and illustrations adorn the pages. There are 293 illustrations in all, and they cover things such as portraits, art and archaeology, and diagrams and battle plans.
As well as the biographical sections, there also other shorter sections that include information on daily life in the Republic. These include a look at Gladiators, Vestal Virgins, Roman Roads, The Twelve Tables, Romans Farms and so on.Read more ›
then this a terrific rereadable book
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This is probably the best account that will be written of the personalities and political activities of one of the most fascinating and best documented periods of ancient times. Read morePublished on 26 July 2014 by Mr. C. KIRK
I am happy with this product, as Romans history lover, it is most interesting and animated description I ever read this chronicle history series books. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2014 by Jon
This is an excellent addition to any person's library that is interested in Roman history. It starts with the myth of Romulus and Remus and ends with the reign of Augustus. Read morePublished on 5 July 2010 by Graham Upton