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Published: 30 August 2012

168 Pages | 12 black and white halftones, and some maps


ISBN: 9780199595112

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The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

David M. Gwynn

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the social and cultural aspects of the Republic, as well as its modern-day resonance and legacy in literature and in film
  • Looks at the origins of Rome and the vivid Roman legends that surround the foundations of the city
  • Considers the political structure of the Republic, including its unique constitution
  • Reflects on the Roman values and beliefs of the time, in order to better understand the Republic's dramatic rise and fall
  • Traces the legacy of the Republic through the Empire and the early Christian Church to the Renaissance and the eighteenth-century Revolutions in the United States and France
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide