Rome in the Late Republic
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Rome in the Late Republic

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This textbook outlines the key features of the period of Rome in the late Republic, from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions. This second edition also contains a new introduction and an updated bibliography.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 27th 2000 by Bristol Classical Press (first published 1985)
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Vicki Cline
This is a very good overview of Rome in the first half of the first century BC, organized by topic (religion, politics, etc.) rather than chronologically. The footnotes are especially helpful, with pointers to books covering the topics this one only touches on.

Al
Required reading for anyone studying this period. In addition the book demonstrates that the Judeo-Christian model of religious belief and sentiment is not the only one.
Kirsty Gray
A surprisingly easy read for a text book. Packs a lot into it's 116 pages.
Saul Dunning
A must read for anyone with an academic interest in this era ...
Drianne
Good overview of the period, if a bit polemic in parts.
Tim
Good, solid, if a teeny bit dated intro.
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See also: Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958).

Winifred Mary Beard (born 1 January 1955) is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of Newnham College. She is the Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and author of the blog "A Don's Life", which appears on The Times as a regular column. Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements h...more
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