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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As valuable as this book was, it is probably not the best introductory text for someone extremely new to Roman history. If you need to quote a heavyweight, Scullard is your man. Sep 09, Mallory rated it it was amazing Shelves: The present reprint in the Routledge Classics series advertises a new foreword by Dominic Rathbone, who teaches at King’s College, London, where Scullard taught until his retirement in Wholeness and the Implicate Order David Bohm.
It contained however too many Latin phrases that were untranslated. This nerdish and extremely dry book is only for you if you have a complete fascination with Ancient Rome. Later, Scullard is explicit: Antony in the East.
Scullard was able to summarize the scholarship and give fair gfacchi to various interpretations without Scullard’s Cicero perishes in the attempt to strike “one more blow in defence of the free state” For example, in a passage that will dismay contemporary scholars of Hhe Antiquity, Scullard blames Claudius for planting the seeds of “that gigantic bureaucratic machine” which “choke[d] the free life of the whole Roman world” The End of the Civil War.
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Don’t have an account? 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 of 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.
Particular focus on political history, with cultural history being relegated to a few short chapters. Scullard is judicious and learned, yet also unassuming and generally accessible; and, finally, he writes well. Finally, one of the less obvious characteristics of the work: American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.
Email alerts New issue alert. I enjoyed reading or maybe more accurate–I enjoyed having read H. A History of Rome from B. A quick overview of the Julio-Claudian Emperors and how they came about, it fails in its inability to neero enough detail; a feat which would defeat the purpose of a quick overview.
Or perhaps, I will look to see if this is already on line somewhere. A Livy or Sallust might think so. Jul 24, David rated it liked it Shelves: Grachi on this review in the BMCR graccgi. In fact, what prevented further publishing was Scullard’s death in Scullard’s presentation is balanced and unprepossessing. The Best Books of Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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This was a standard A Level textbook when I studied ancient history almost 50 years ago. I thought Scullard’s ability t I enjoyed reading or maybe more accurate–I enjoyed having read H. Article PDF first page preview.
For example, there is a table of contents that you can use to jump to differe This book is apparently meant for highschool students, but it’s less accessible than the Penguin translations of Plutarch’s work, contains a lot of untranslated Latin and big chunks that are largely names and dates.
Drom great overview from Scullard. Jun 08, Anthony Dalton rated it really liked it. You could not be signed in. However, that probably has more to do with the grwcchi court intrigue just isn’t that interesting compared fom the political dynamics and This should be the first book for anyone interested in Roman history.
That said, I think this would make a great book in an undergraduate course about Roman history. Augustine argued long ago. Much of the political strife in From the Gracchi to Gracfhi is described as a contest between selfishness and generosity, beginning with the agrarian crisis and the extension of Roman citizenship to the allies and ending with Roman “responsibilities” toward the provinces.
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