Caesar?s Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire
Jun 27, 2007
Another review has been presented by forum member “Divi Filius”
With his first publication, the young Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Josiah Osgood, does not attempt to challenge the mainstream beliefs on the decline of the republic; nor does he propose any new theories, he makes this clear in his introduction. Instead of focusing on the very few at the top; their politics and their wars, he focuses on how all of this affected the very many on the very bottom: the men and women around the Mediterranean who lived through, or died as a result of, the turmoil engulfing the final transition between Republic and Empire. With Caesar?s Legacy, Osgood has written something original, accessible and scholarly in a period of history undertaken by nearly every major historian of classical Rome…
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