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The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough
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Mar 21, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: imperial-rome, italy, world-history
Read from January 03 to March 21, 2012

This book focus more on the roman civil war, the war between Italians who was mistreated by Romans and the Romans who thought themselves as entitled and superior, as was seen by servilia, carpio's daughter, but I honestly don't think she is as devious as the book put it. The civil war was kind if caused by the Italians who was sick and tired of the Romans enlisting young Italians in the roman army to fight roman wars, and mistreat them afterwards, many young italians died and no one was left to farm the Italian lands. Rome even set up an equity court in 10 provinces in Italy to make sure there were no fake enrollment, it was kind of like a type of immigration court. Things got better later when Drusus decided to advocate on Italians behave.
The book also gave some hint as to how Rome eventually became an empire. Sulpicius and Gaius Marius worked against Sulla when there was a struggle against who should take command of King Mithdrites and Sulla, having successfully expelled the two of them. Passed the law lex cornelia to take the power away from the 35 tribes of the people, and no law would be discussed or passed without the senate's approval.

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