Sulla, the Last Republican

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Psychology Press, 2005 - 233 pages

In this second edition of Arthur Keaveney's classic biography, a fresh generation of students, scholars and readers are introduced to one of the most pivotal figures in the outgoing Roman Empire.

A definitive book in its field, this second edition is a must read. Completely rewritten and updated to include the further discoveries of the last two decades, it challenges traditional views of Sulla as a tyrant and harsh military dictator and instead delivers a compellingly complex portrait of a man obsessed with the belief that he was blessed with divine favour.
Written by a leading authority on the classical world, this lively and entertaining book transports us through Sulla's rise from poverty and obscurity to his dictatorship of Rome, highlighting his dedication and achievements in better ordering the Republic before his decline a generation later.

 

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User Review  - Meggo - LibraryThing

A smoothly flowing narrative, but a bit dry. The tight focus on Sulla is appreciated, but he interacted with so many other fascinating late-Republican Romans that it is a pity that the book didn't ... Read full review

Contents

The world of Sulla
1
138105bc
5
10489bc
31
the year 88bc
45
the war with Mithridates
64
Asia and the Cinnans
91
Romes first civil war
108
the proscriptions
124
the law and the land
140
the new age
156
7978bc
168
Qualis fuit Sulla?
177
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Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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