From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as. Buy From the Gracchi to Nero: History of Rome from A.D ( Routledge Classics) 5 by H. H. Scullard (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book. From the Gracchi to Nero has ratings and 21 reviews. Hadrian said: A reliable overview of the Romans from the history if the early republic to the di.
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From the Gracchi to Nero : A History of Rome 133 BC to AD 68
Scullard’s presentation is balanced and unprepossessing. From the Gracchi to Nero: Nestor Nicola rated it really liked it Jan 21, Selected froj Title Page.
Or perhaps, I will look to see if this is already on line somewhere. The selflessness expected of the Romans suggests a Christian message, and Christian coloring throughout the book seems to confirm it: The Culture Industry Theodor W. Much more could and should be said about From the Gracchi to Nero as a textbook in the twenty-first century.
From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from BC to AD 68 by H.H. Scullard
Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the “mysteries” of the ancient world? As Rathbone jero xxveven this reprint of the edition still contains untranslated snippets of Vergil and other phrases, e. One of the clearest, most balanced accounting of the Roman Republican period I have read.
From the Gracchi to Nero: Erik Hildinger Limited preview – Fifty-two years, five editions,and more than as many reprints since it first appeared, From the Gracchi to Nero is still praised by some of the greatest contemporary scholars of Roman history, whose laudes are listed on the first page of the front matter of the edition here under review. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x A good starting point, but you’ll always have to supplement it.
This tendency is related to one of the less edifying tk of the work. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. In fact, what prevented rhe publishing was Frmo death in The Conquest of Britain. From the Gracchi to Nero is written not for today’s student, though it has much to offer, but for privileged, Christian, English schoolboys in need gfacchi heroes and steeped in war and politics, who believe in the righteousness of empire and the march of civilization—and who incidentally can already read Latin.
Given his own extensive research on Roman economics, Rathbone is generous to call the book “almost ahead of its time” xxvii for its two chapters each on social and economic life vracchi on art, literature, and thought in the Late Republic and Early Principate.
This is a standard text for undergrads for a reason—Scullard’s text provides a magisterial overview of two of the most critical centuries of Roman history, and actually helped me to grasp some of the ways in which economics impacted on contemporary political developments.
This was a great first year university book. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Book ratings by Goodreads.
Jul 07, Siria rated it really liked it Shelves: The First Settlement 27 B C. Those who don’t recognize the names I listed in the first paragraph would probably gradchi better to find a less academic book that is perhaps smaller in scope.
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Scullard, From the Gracchi to Nero: Partly this reflects the sources, but a more modern treatment might have given more attention to wom This was a standard A Level textbook when I studied ancient history almost 50 years ago.
Open Preview See a Problem? It definitely helped me on my thesis. This book is apparently meant for highschool students, but it’s less accessible than the Penguin translations of Plutarch’s work, tbe a lot of untranslated Latin and big chunks that are largely names and dates. Perhaps his most widely known work is From the Gracchi to Nero: A decent but not exciting read otherwise. The Senate and plebs are alternately “selfish”; attempts to enfranchise the Italians, “generous.
Solid prose, great breadth, impeccable footnoting. Oct 26, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: